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Mamawe Ota Askihk – Sharing Life Together Here on Earth

August 19 - August 23

a spiritual gathering for land based learning

Gather with Indigenous and settler allies to reclaim the homegrown, the homespoken, the homebred, and the homemade:
  • Learn drum songs.
  • Make jam, soap, sausage and more.
  • Bead a medicine pouch.
  • Meet old friends, make new friends.
  • And more!

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. 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.

Food for us comes from our relatives, whether they have wings or fins or roots. That is how we consider food. Food has a culture. It has a history. It has a story. It has relationships.–Winona LaDuke

PROGRAM

REGISTRATION

COST

TRANSPORTATION & ACCOMMODATION

CONTACT

 

 

 

 

PROGRAM

We will gather every morning for a sharing circle around the fire.

Participants will be able to move between hands-on activity stations throughout the day as they wish. We expect to make and bead medicine pouches, make rattles, make sausage, smoke meat and fish, make soap, carve soapstone, pick sage and sweetgrass, hold a sweat ceremony, learn drum songs, work in the garden, make jams and jellies 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 are 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.

The program runs from breakfast at 8:00 am on Monday morning until supper wraps up at 6:00 pm on Friday night.

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REGISTRATION

 

All ages are welcome. 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.

Click here to download the Mamawe 2024 Registration Form.

Submit your completed registration form to connect@sandysaulteaux.ca.

 

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COST

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. If these fees would prevent you from attending, we encourage you to reach out to your band, church or agency that would support you to attend Mamawe Ota Askihk.

$950.00 per person – NO accommodation, event and meals only

$1000.00 per person – camping accommodation, event and meals OR

$1250.00 per person – cabin accommodation, event and meals (27 spots available.. some single beds, some double) 

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TRANSPORTATION & ACCOMMODATIONS

The program runs from breakfast at 8:00 am on Monday morning until supper wraps up at 6:00 pm on Friday night.

Participants are responsible for their own transportation to the Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre.

If you are interested in carpooling we’ll do our best to 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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CONTACT

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

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Details

Start:
August 19
End:
August 23

Venue

Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre
290 Zielke Drive
Beausejour, Manitoba R0E 0C0 Canada
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Phone
204-268-3913