Unveiling the Sacred Pipe – February 15 to 16, 2017 at Turtle Lodge

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Invitation from the Turtle Lodge

Unveiling the Sacred Pipe – Turtle Lodge, February 15-16, 2017

A pipe that unites the people

A pipe that bridges the young people with the elders

Bringing back our way of life


Day 1 – February 15, 2017
Arrival at 9 am Begins at 9:30 am Morning The Sacred Pipe will be unveiled in ceremony, assisted by Dakota Grandmothers Katherine Whitecloud and Darla Black, a Dakota Grandmother with lineage to the original Sacred Pipe of the Dakotas. A Water ceremony will take place, conducted by Grandmothers Florence Paynter and Mary Maytwayashing. Elders Fred Kelly, Morris Littlewolf and Ed Sackaney will share the significance and meaning of the Sacred Pipe and how the vision of this Pipe came about. All the people will share in a Traditional Feast. Afternoon There will be an appeal made to the Pipe on behalf of a number of initiatives, beginning with an appeal by Youth. Assembly of First Nations Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day will speak about the proposed Health Accord.
Day 2 – February 16, 2017
Grandmothers will lead a discussion on the health and wellness of the Nation.


At the Turtle Lodge in the Sagkeeng First Nation in southeastern Manitoba: a place built from a vision, with volunteer assistance and which is completely independent from outside organizations, associations and funding.  Camping is available on site and hotels are available nearby. Directions to Turtle Lodge


Please bring a dish to share at the Potluck Feast, tobacco.  The Turtle Lodge appreciates any and all small donations to help offset some of our expenses.



Potluck Feast at 12 noon each day

Please bring a prepared dish to share! Everyone is asked to bring a gift to share in the Giveaway. For more information and ceremony protocols, please click here. *No photos or recording at this gathering please.*
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