Pipe ceremony, feast marks end of Indigenous culture, language program – CBC

Pipe ceremony, feast marks end of Indigenous culture, language program – CBC

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 202165 Views

Mar 31, 2021

Celebratory meal handed out in paper bags to comply with gathering restrictions

A special pipe ceremony followed by a paper bag feast for the homeless marked the end of an online Indigenous cultural and language program Tuesday night.

Anishinaabe Gikinoo’amaagowinan — The People’s Teachings helped connect about 30 people weekly to language and culture. The program was run through the National Indian Brotherhood Trust Fund and in partnership with Selkirk Friendship Centre and Indigenous Languages of Manitoba.

“It was access to our culture, it was access to teachings, it was access to the language component on a weekly basis and these were elders who are known throughout the community and not just Ojibway,” said Jeannie Red Eagle, co-ordinator for the program, who added Cree and Dakota languages were also taught.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/online-indigenous-culture-language-program-ends-1.5970784

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