Cree Knowledge Keeper Marilyn Dykstra for a workshop as we enter first winter in the Inninewak six seasons. In the Freezing Water Moon, Ni Kiskinohamâson (which translates to "I am learning"). This is the time, we acknowledge that we need to slow down and focus on our introspective work.
In this moon, let’s begin our adventures in this moon learning and focusing on all parts of ourselves to access the hope our ancestors have for us.
We all have four parts that need to grow. We gain hope and strength within the ultimate protection of our home, ways of being, and stewardship. Our greatest strength lies in our interconnectedness, which gives us the ability to pull others through in tough times.
The discussion will include raspberry tea.
This workshop is part of a monthly Wahkowtowin and Ways of Being series led by Knowledge Keeper Marilyn Dykstra. Each month, we will explore a variety of moon, pole and tea teachings in the Cree tradition.
Wahkowtowin – which translates to kinship – highlights how relationships, communities and the natural world are all interconnected.
Participants will discover and reflect on their connections with each other, with balance and with human rights through teachings and a traditional tea.