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Traditional elders gathering highlights Indigenous culture – CBC

by pmnationtalk on February 12, 201887 Views

Midwinter ceremony held at STU to allow non-Indigenous people a chance to learn

Feb 11, 2018

This weekend’s Longhouse Elders Gathering, also known as Midwinter Celebrations, brought Indigenous and non-Indigenous people together to learn about traditional Wabanaki culture.

The ceremony was held at St. Thomas University from Feb. 9 to 11.

Typically in Indigenous culture, the midwinter gathering lasts for a 10-day period and is an opportunity for elders to pass along traditional knowledge and cultural teachings to younger generations.

Miigam’agan, St. Thomas University’s elder in residence, said the ceremony is meant to be a time of reflection.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/elders-gathering-st-thomas-university-1.4530871

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