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Aboriginal Rites: Rites of Passage Series

This title is a part of the series Rites of Passage

Catalogue Number:  LFE013
Producer:  Left Field Entertainment
Producing Agencies:  Left Field Entertainment
Subject:  First Nations Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Sociology
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2008
Running Time:  30:00

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Elder Steve Kejick of Shoal Lake First Nation Band 39 on the Ontario Manitoba border describes the traditional Anishinaabe belief that the creator listens to you wherever you are. After experiencing a vision, he was honoured and blessed by his elders in a traditional ceremony and became a healer, a pipe carrier and a drummer for his community. Elder Kejick celebrates spiritual, fasting and healing rituals in the round house including the memorial ceremony, smudging, and sweat lodge ceremonies.  Continuing to practice traditional rites is important for the well-being of the community.

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