Vision Quest Rites of Passage for Boys – Manitou Api, May 20-24, 2016
The Vision Quest is a rite of passage conducted each spring that enables men and adolescent boys to engage in an ancient ceremony, assisting them in the transition from one life stage to the next, with purpose and meaning.It is true that all men must be initiated by Woman to understand life’s sacredness. And so it is that a young man must seek a vision for himself and his community on a Vision Quest and be initiated by Mother Earth. Each year we make a call for young boys and men of any age who wish to experience their rite of passage, to participate in a Vision Quest to be initiated by the Earth. The boys and men take to the land and fast for their vision or dream while they are encouraged and watched over by the Elders.
When is the next Vision Quest?
May 20-24, 2016
Where is the next Vision Quest?
LocationManito Api Sacred Site at Bannock Point – Whiteshell Provincial Park, Manitoba, Central Canada Directions to Manito Api
All young men are expected to camp (bring camping gear and tents) and stay onsite for the duration of the rites of passage.
Young men under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult male mentor who will be expected to stay close by and be there for the duration. Mentors are also welcome to camp onsite and tipis are available for their use. A list of local accommodation for the mentors can also be found here: Accommodations near Manitou Api
This year’s Vision Quest 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 – a family event – all people are welcome to attend! Mide-Aki Gathering Poster printable.