Mother Earth’s Journey - Pabineau First Nation
The secluded outdoor site has a feeling of peace and an air of spiritual renewal. You’re acutely aware of the respect for nature that is intrinsic to Aboriginal culture. Your Mi’kmaq hostess leads you along a wooded trail through dappled sunlight, and after about 15 minutes of walking you arrive at the sacred space. When you reach the clearing, your hostess gracefully invites adult participants to take part in an ancient ‘smudging’ ceremony. You’re presented with four indigenous, sacred plants, each with its own significance, and with them you create your own medicine pouch. Then you join in to share authentic lusgnign (Indian bread) and tea. While listening to the stories and legends, you feel connected to the fundamentals of Aboriginal culture and embraced by Mother Earth.
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