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One Effect of Smudging – a personal story via video clip 3 minutes plus an interesting scientific article about the effects of medicinal smoke.

One Effect of Smudging. Oct 23, 2016 was the second Standing Stones Eucharist held at St. John the Divine Anglican parish in Onoway AB. Oskâpêwis (Indigenous Cultural & Educational Helper) Sharon Pasula talks with a member of the parish, Janet Schumacher about her experience with the smudge in particular.     https://youtu.be/htckzWNVqVI  

Mixed Blood and Urban Indigenous Identity

Mixed Blood and Urban Indigenous Identity. If you missed the conversation most of it was recorded.  This is the link.  About 54 minutes. https://youtu.be/z1ceh1caSBA They ordered lunch for 20 but 35 showed up. It was  a mix of young and old, students and people from the community who came to listen and engage in conversation […]

Parish Stories: Fresh Expressions

 Parish Stories: Fresh Expressions “I feel like I had church.” “I like Standing Stones, especially because I’m Metis.” “The Lord visited us tonight.” These are a few comments from people who participated in the Standing Stones Ceremony at St. Mary Abbots parish in Barrhead Sunday evening. It was part of the “Fresh Expressions” initiated by […]

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Helpers need helpers….

…there is more to being an Oskâpêwis /Indigenous Cultural & Educational Helper than you think…medicines need to be harvested then prepared for using. Here, the oskâpêwis had an oskâpêwis, Vannessa Cobers who helped take the sage off the stem after it was dried. An easy job but we had a great time of fellowship doing […]

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