Gagigyet Sayt K' ÜÜl (All One People) Affirmation Ceremonies
My Cycle of Life is perfect, whole and complete.
There is a time of beginning, a time of growth, a time of being, a time
of withering or wearing out, and a time of leaving.
WONDERFUL AFFIRMATION CEREMONIES
--Marriage (including Same Sex)
--Renewal of Vows
--Passage of Time
We are First Nations practitioners who would be honoured to bring our time-tested knowledge and celebrations to your event. Our ceremonies are dignified celebrations that are meaningful, inclusive, equal and uplifting.
We value cultural and human diversity; we care for each other; we believe that all people have the basic human right to find their balance and contentment in their own way.
Ceremonies can be tailored to your needs, our goal is to simply make it the best it can be, either spiritually based or non-religious. What is important is that we bring music, drums, affirmations, poetry, teachings, dance to your special occasion. You and your guests will be excited at what we can do to make your event the stuff of wonderful memories!
TS'MAATK KYOOXT - SWEETGRASS CEREMONIES
have conducted many opening and closing sweetgrass ceremonies over
YAAWK - BIRTH CEREMONY
"When babies look beyond you and giggle, maybe they're seeing angels." (A.E. Freeman)
Traditional teachings tell us that babies are sacred gifts that bring teachings from the old ones, and are symbolic of the continuation of life. A birth in a community is a blessed event and is celebrated by everyone.
Teya Peya's Birth Ceremony is a welcoming time. In other words, wee child, we are glad you are here, because this is where you belong.
YAAWK - WEDDING, INCLUDING
SAME SEX CEREMONY
"Certain things, or people catch your eye; pursue only that which captures your heart."
Our marriage or union ceremonies can be casual or quite formal, but they are always celebrated with feasting, drums, songs and general merrymaking.
The ceremony speaks to the wise and loving conducting of both individual life and as a pair, with dignity, respect and honour.
Always present, are fire (male), water (female), drums (hand drums and/or big drums), vocals, wedding basket, wedding blankets and feast.
Photos: Presiding at the marriage of Sandy Horne and Jeff Carter.
WHITE VEIL (TRANSITION) CEREMONY
We are centred in truth and live in joy. This is Deer medicine; we choose to use the power of gentleness to touch the hearts and minds of those who are in pain as a result of their loss.
The time of transition has already passed for our loved one. Let it be known that she made the trip to Halaayt (Great Spirit) singing, "It is finished in beauty. It is finished in beauty."
We do not call it death, for death has a finality about it, whereas "Transition" is endless with endless possibilities.
We have had the privilege over the years to offer ceremonies that celebrate dedications to schools, buildings, events such as festivals, conferences. They are uplifting, and enervating.