June 4, 2015 (9 am to 4 pm, Turtle Lodge/Ogimakamik Lodge with Potluck Lunch, Evening in Ogimakamik Lodge)
The first day will be totally led and dedicated to the Grandmothers, Elders, Bundle carriers, Oral historians and Traditional knowledge keepers
for them to be able to meet and discuss the issue at hand which is water. All are welcome to listen and bring their pipes. A Special Invitation is extended to the Youth
to attend and hear the knowledge that is being transferred.
will speak on behalf of the spirit of the Water
There will be a Sweat Lodge
in the afternoon for those who are interested. Those entering the Sweat Lodge will need to bring sweat lodge gear – a towel, long nightgown or long skirt and tshirt for women, and shorts for men, and tobacco.
There will be ceremony and dancing in the Ogimakamik Leadership Lodge
Everyone is invited to wear the regalia of their own cultures to share and honour their uniqueness.
June 5, 2015 (9 am to 5:30 pm, Turtle Lodge/Ogimakamik Lodge with Potluck Lunch, Evening in Ogimakamik Lodge)
Grand Entry outside into the Ogimakamik Lodge
: Elders will lead, followed by the Eagle Staff carriers (representing leadership), followed by the Children, the Women, the Men, and finally the Windigokons.
Pipe Ceremony, Honour Ceremony & Blanket Ceremony
Ceremony to acknowledge Youth
completing their Makoose Ka Win and Vision Quest
rites of passage to Adulthood
Water Ceremony & Offerings
– 4 offerings have to be conducted representing the four directions, which will include the gifts and offerings brought from people from all over the world.
will speak on behalf of the spirit of the Water.
The gathering is open for all People
to come and make their offerings to the spirit of the Water.
12 noon – Potluck Lunch – We are asking everyone to bring a dish to share.
1 to 4 pm
The Water Ceremony and Offerings
The Biggest Water Offering Ever
will be made into Lake Winnipeg
There will be a number of invited Speakers
Traditional Feast and Giveaway – We are asking everyone to bring a gift for the Giveaway.