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Mamawe Ota Askihk – Sharing Life Together Here on Earth

August 8 - August 12

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

Our week together will include hands-on learning about growing, harvesting and preparing medicines and foods from the land. There will be time for listening, sharing, singing, ceremony and sharing good food together. We will gather medicines, work in the garden, build a drum, make pemmican, sew skirts and more.

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.






Sandy Saulteaux Spiritual Centre






We will gather every morning for ceremony and language teachings.

Participants will be able to move between hands-on activity stations throughout the day as they wish. We expect to make a drum, put up a tipi, make cheese, smoke fish and meat, make pemmican, pressure can meat and beans, silk screen, sew ribbon skirts, go on a medicine walk, work in the garden, make medicine bags, learn about composting and more. Schedule coming soon!

All ages are welcome to participate in all activities. Youth and children will have opportunities to participate in some activities with their families and other times to connect with other youth and children with the guidance of our youth leaders.

We will share meals together three times a day. An evening fire will follow the dinner-hour for sharing stories of land and healing.

Participants will be invited to contribute to the week by helping in the kitchen, leading music, sharing their experience at the different activity stations, teaching a game or physical exercise and/or telling a story around the fire.

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All ages are welcome. Please fill out an application form for each individual. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or caregiver.

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

After you have submitted your application form, we will contact you to confirm you are registered. Once your registration is confirmed, we ask that you submit your fees in full to guarantee your spot.


Fill out an application form.

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Registration and accommodation fees help us prepare for an incredible week of hands-on learning, acquire the supplies and good food for enjoying together, cover travel for elders and teachers and recognize the time and contributions of the hosts and organizers.

Registration: $260 (per person)

All meals and snacks, Monday-Friday, are included.




Camping accommodations (per person): $40

You can pitch your tent on the Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre grounds and will have access to shared washroom facilities on site.


Indoor accommodations (price varies according to room): $240-$400 

You will stay in a guest lodge on site. Individual or shared rooms are available. All washrooms are shared.

Single Occupancy Room: $240

Double Occupancy Room: $320 (either with 1 double bed, or 2 single beds)

Family Room: $400 (1 double bed, plus up to 3 camp cots)


Additional fee for making a ribbon skirt: $30



If these fees would prevent you from coming, apply by July 7 to be considered for a bursary!

Limited funds are available to cover registration and/or travel costs, with a priority for Indigenous participants.


Payment instructions

Once your registration is confirmed, we ask that you submit your fees in full to guarantee your spot.

Payment can be made by cash, cheque, credit card or e-transfer. You can send an e-transfer to robert@sandysaulteaux.ca, or Rob can take your credit card information over the phone at 204-268-3913. Cheques can be mailed to Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre, PO Box 210 Beausejour MB R0E 0C0.

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Participants are responsible for their own transportation to the Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre. We have a small amount of funding available to assist with the transportation costs of Indigenous participants. Contact us for details.

The application form invites you to share your travel plans with us and to indicate whether you are interested in carpooling so that we can connect you with other participants traveling from the same place.

Accommodations will be provided in the guest lodges at the Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre. Participants can also choose to bring their own tent to stay outdoors at the Centre.

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For more information, contact the Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre at 204-268-3913 or connect@sandysaulteaux.ca.
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August 8
August 12


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