Makoose Ka Win Rites of Passage for Girls – Manitou Api, May 20-24, 2016


Makoose Ka Win are rites of passage that are conducted each spring at by the grandmothers at Turtle Lodge, who provide teachings of how to honour and carry oneself as a Woman.

Any female can participate. Each year we encourage young women to spend time learning the sacredness of Woman by participation in the Makoose Ka Win. It is time for Women to claim and embrace their rightful positions of honour and responsibility in walking with and leading all people — men, women & children, back to our sacred way of life.  Older women who did not have a chance to experience their rite of passage as a young woman are also welcome to hear the teachings and participate in a special ceremony of initiation into womanhood.

When is the next Makoose Ka Win?

May 20-24, 2016  The May 2016 Makoose Ka Win will take place alongside the “A Return of Our Families to Mide-Aki (Kind-Hearted Mother Earth) Gathering,” taking place from May 21-24.

Where is the next Makoose Ka Win?


Manito Api Sacred Site  at Bannock Point – Whiteshell Provincial Park, Manitoba, Central Canada Directions to Manito Api
All women and their mentors are expected to camp and stay onsite for the duration of the rites of passage.  Young women under the age of 18 must be accompanied at all times by an adult woman mentor.

Interested in participating in the next Makoose Ka Win?

Click here for Participation Package:  Makoose Ka Win 2016 and Directions to Manito Api
This year’s Makoose Ka Win will coincide with A Return of Our Families to Mide-Aki (Kind-Hearted Mother Earth), May 21-24, 2016 also taking place at the ceremonial grounds at Manitou Api – All People Are Welcome to Attend! Mide-Aki Gathering Poster printable
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Please click here to donate to make this next spring’s Makoose Ka Win a reality!

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