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CANCELLED: Mamawe Ota Askihk: Sharing Life Together Here on Earth

August 28, 2020 - August 29, 2020

It is with deep regret that SSSC has decided to cancel the Mamawe Ota Askihk in-person event this coming weekend Friday the 28th and Saturday the 29th. Due to the recent alarming spike of Covid-19 infections in Manitoba and out of an abundance of caution we do not want an event meant to promote well-being to be an occasion contributing to the pandemic. It is notable that Indigenous communities across Canada have largely been spared in this pandemic because of measures taken to protect their communities. We will do the same.


Gather with Indigenous and settler allies to reclaim the homegrown, the homespoken, the homebred, and the homemade.

We are re-envisioning our annual event in light of the current health guidelines to reduce the transmission of COVID-19.

Two days of outdoor learning from the land and each other. Activities include hand drum making, rattle making, a medicine walk, sage picking, composting workshop, farm tour at Ploughshares Community Farm, clay art, screen printing and outdoor cooking.

Come root yourself in an understanding of the land as our health. Share in the spiritual teaching, laughter, and new learning. And most importantly, taste the beauty of friendships formed through nurturing one another as the earth nurtures us.



Each day’s program will begin at 9:00 am and end after supper, around 6:30 pm. On Friday there will be an optional evening fireside sharing circle at 7:00 pm.

Space is limited and we are committed to having a balance of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people participate.

In-person participants will receive lunch, supper and snacks. Overnight accommodations are not available on site. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or caregiver.

Bring a light coloured t-shirt if you would like to screen print it with the Mamawe Ota Askihk logo.

Virtual participation through video conferencing will also be available for portions of the event.

If you would like to attend please fill out the online registration form.

If you have any questions, please contact Marcus at 204-205-0664 or email at Marcus@sandysaulteaux.ca



One day in-person: $75

Two days in- person: $125

Two days through Zoom video conference: $25

Additional fee for making a hand drum: $100
Additional fee for making a rattle: $25


Payment options:

E-transfer sent to Robert@sandysaulteaux.ca

Telephone 204-268-3913 for registration by credit card

Fax 204-268-4463 for registration by credit card

In person registration at SSSC Office by appointment at 204-268-3913


If these fees are a barrier to you, please contact us. Funding is available to cover the travel and registration of Indigenous participants.



Health protocol:

SSSC will enforce social distancing and sanitization protocols in compliance with MB Public Health orders. Failure by attendees to follow these instructions may result in their dismissal or cancellation of the event. Parents/caregivers are responsible for ensuring that their children practice social distancing.


August 28, 2020
August 29, 2020


Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre
29 Dugard Rd.
Beausejour,ManitobaR0E 0C0Canada
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