New sweat lodge at Michael Garron Hospital opens with tribute to Arkells – CTV News

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201967 Views

August 13, 2019

Two members of the Hamilton band Arkells were presented with special medicine pouches and an eagle feather at a Toronto hospital as they attended the launch of a new traditional medicine sweat lodge on hospital grounds.

The honour was meant as a thank you after the band gave up much of their time at the microphone at the recent Juno awards in May.

Musician Jeremy Dutcher had earlier won for Indigenous Album of the Year, but his speech about reconciliation was cut short at the awards dinner, which was held the night before the main awards were broadcast.

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