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Earth Lodge: Treaty 2 Commemoration Begins with the Lighting of the Sacred Fire

Treaty 2 Territory-  The Treaty 150 Commemoration events started on Friday, August 20th at Wasagaming. The morning began with the lighting of the sacred fire by Robert Maytwayashing in the front of the Sharing Lodge and was followed by ceremonies and guest speakers that included: the North Wolf Ojibway Drum Group; Mary and Robert Maytwayashing; Elder

September 2, 2021

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Logo Ceremony & Blessing for Children, Families and Nation

Treaty 2 Territory – On August 24th the Children, Families and Nation (CFN), Earth Lodge, and Lead Keepers of Treaty 2 held a ceremony to bless and honor the CFN logo which was completed by Royce Catagas Jr. from Tootinaowaziibeeng. Allen Sutherland, Waabishki Mazinazoot Mishtaatim (White Spotted Horse) blessed the CFN logo and the very …

August 30, 2021

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History of Manitoba House: Treaty 2 on August 21, 1871

Treaty 2 Territory – Manitoba House was a fur-trading post established on the western shore of Lake Manitoba, south of The Narrows, in the late 1810s or early 1820s. Located near today’s community of Kinosota, in the Rural Municipality of Alonsa, it was one of the first inland posts of the Hudson’s Bay Company. It was a modest …

August 10, 2021

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The Anishinaabe of Riding Mountain

Treaty 2 Territory- For the Anishinaabe, Turtle Island, also known as North America, was chosen as their homeland by the Creator, Kichi Manitou. It is a common understanding that this has been home since time immemorial. The Anishinaabe have maintained traditional connections to the land and waters, and with Parks Canada work to protect and …

August 5, 2021

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Smudging

Treaty 2 Territory- The word “smudging” comes from “smudge,” which is English in origin. However, the term has been used widely to refer to the smudging ceremonies of First Nations peoples, in which sacred herbs and medicines are burned as part of a ritual, or for cleansing or health purposes. Indigenous peoples have their own terms and …

July 30, 2021

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The Prophecy of the Seven Fires of the Anishinaabe People

Treaty 2 Territory- We have stories of prophets who came to the people a millennium ago to give visions of the future that would come in stages called the Seven Fires Prophecy. In recent times there has been a talk of an Eighth Fire in which the ancestor prophets say that to light the Eighth Fire …

June 29, 2021

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EARTH LODGE PRESENTS: Anishinaabemowin for Youth

Treaty 2 Territory- “Once you learn your language, you really understand the Anishinaabe world view, Unknowingly, you will start to look at the world differently.” Language, given to us by the Creator, brings sacred law and sacred teachings. Through our language we have a sacred understanding of who we are as a people. We are …

June 8, 2021

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EARTH LODGE PRESENTS: Anishinaabemowin for Youth

Treaty 2 Territory- “Once you learn your language, you really understand the Anishinaabe world view, Unknowingly, you will start to look at the world differently.” Language, given to us by the Creator, brings sacred law and sacred teachings. Through our language we have a sacred understanding of who we are as a people. We are …

June 4, 2021

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National Indigenous History Month – National Indigenous Peoples Day June 21st

Treaty 2 Territory- In June, Canadians celebrate ‘National Indigenous History Month’ to honour the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada. It is an opportunity to learn about, appreciate and acknowledge the historical contributions that our people had in shaping Canada. It’s also an opportunity to celebrate on National

May 26, 2021

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