Full Moon Ceremony (In Our Homes): Tuesday, January 18, 2021
Normally Full Moon Ceremonies are conducted at the Turtle Lodge in the Sagkeeng First Nation in southeastern Manitoba. However, given a directive from our Grandmothers during this time, we are being called upon to stay home and make our offerings at home.
MESSAGE FROM GRANDMOTHER FLORENCE PAYNTER (ANISHINAABE NATION): “Women are being called upon to lift the water, give thanks and offer their prayers in their own homes on the evening of January 18, when the Grandmother Moon rises. You can sing the Water Song if you wish. You can also have a small feast and offer a few berries if you have some. If you have the facility to do so, you can make a sacred fire to make your offerings. Whatever works for you and your family will be good. It will be good to pray collectively in each of our homes with our families as we self-isolate.
The important part is we acknowledge our Grandmother and ask her for good health, especially during COVID-19. We understand that some single parents live in fear that their children are going to get sick. We encourage everyone to offer their prayers not only during the Full Moon, but every day.”
GRANDMOTHER MARY MAYTWAYASHING (ANISHINAABE NATION) has shared this Nibi Water Song which came to her in a dream: Click here for Nibi Water Song. Please feel free to sing and share this song.