By: Danah, Hannah, Rebecca, and Shantelle. Religion. Medicine Wheel. ~TOBACCO~ Communicates their thoughts and feelings by praying Traditional tobacco is always offered before picking ~SAGE~ Used for releasing what’s troubling the mind and removing negative energy
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By: Danah, Hannah, Rebecca, and Shantelle
The moon is called “grandmother moon” its the
cycle that determines the yearly calendar.
Everything of its creation has sprits, the plants, the trees, the water, the wind, the rocks, and the mountains. The sky world such as the moon and other planets has spirit as well.
Sprit Moon: Minidoo-Giizis (January)
Bear Moon: Mkwa-Giizis (February)
Sugar Moon: Ziisbakkdoke-Giizis (March)
Sucker Moon: Nuamebine-Giizis (April)
Flower Moon: Waawaaskone-Giizis (May)
Strawberry Moon: Ode’mini-Giizis (June)
“We will take care of them and show them how to live in harmony with all of Creation. We will sacrifice ourselves as food so they won’t starve and we will supply them with our skins so they will be warm. We will teach them what medicines and ceremonies to use to heal themselves.”
Key Practices & Rituals
YOUR NAME & COLOURS
Red&Gold are colours of love
Ceremonies: Sweat Lodge
Sound of the drum is like the heartbeat of Mother Earth
Sometimes pipe used in the ceremony
The Medicine Wheel
Represented with four basic colors;Red, Black, White, and Yellow.
We are all equal, and should address each other as if we were Brother and Sister.
Some include the four basic directions; North, South, East, West
May even include the four seasons that are most important – Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
“Embracing wisdom and courage means to fly above life's difficulties and smell the sweet grass!”
"The drum is the Great Spirit's favourite instrument. That's why we were all given a heartbeat."
75% of Aboriginal teens are prostitutes, drug addicts, and alcoholics
They try extremely hard to preserve their heritage without meeting up to the standards of the evolving world.
Teens were more into traditional hunting, dancing, and activities
Those were the war years, fighting against other tribes (Mohawk vs. Ojibway.
Influence In The 21st Century