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Building a Sweat Lodge in Atikokan

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Catalogue Number:  SGE001
Producer:  Atikokan Native Friendship Centre
Producing Agencies:  Atikokan Native Friendship Centre
Subject:  Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Documentary, First Nations Studies, Guidance, History, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Social Studies, Sociology
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2019
Running Time:  15:25
Closed Captions:  Yes

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“Building a Sweat Lodge in Atikokan” is a short, powerful documentary film that provides a rare glimpse into the building of a sweat lodge, a traditional Anishinaabe rite of passage and healing. It also signifies reclamation of cultural ways since many ceremonies and rites of passage were suppressed during the era of residential schools (1876-1996). Patricia Big George and Gary Councillor of the Anishinaabe Midewin Society inform us about the significance and the power of the sweat lodge and the Seven Grandfather Teachings. Knowledge keepers Les Morrisseau and Darcy Whitecrow, on the day of the sweat lodge build, also share valuable teachings on the Sacred Fire and the Seven Grandfathers. 

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