Opening Welcome for Winnipeg Folk Festival 2010

It gives me great honour to be given the opportunity to offer words that acknowledge Spirit. I begin by acknowledging the Higher Power of Spirit and request a blessing for a successful gathering that shares music. Music is a universal language that can nurture our soul and our spirit. For thousands of years Indigenous peoples […]

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Sacred Fire Ceremony – Winnipeg Folk Festival, July 8, 2010

Rediscovering the Meaning of the Sacred Fire The Sacred Fire has always been an important element of our life and our ceremonies. The Fire acts as a doorway into the Spirit world. We have seen this element misused in technologies that have been created, such as in a weaponry that has become so efficient in […]

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G8 Opening Song (Interfaith): “Can’t Change the World”

Song By: Shy-Anne Hovorka and Jordan Elcheson Directed By: Matt Popowich – Westfort Films Produced By: Rob Benvegnu Engineered/Recorded: Dining Room Studios Sponsors/Supporters: City of Thunder Bay, TBay Tel, Bearskin Airlines, Abitibi and Aldo Ruberto

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Anishnabe Nation opens Winnipeg Folk Festival

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Anishnabe elder and spiritual leader Dave Courchene will open the 2010 Winnipeg Folk Festival with a message of peace and a call for vision.  The festival, the largest in North America, takes place from July 7 to 11 at Birds Hill Park. This year’s festival features over 80 artists including Andrew Bird, […]

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Global religious leaders gather to send message to G8/G20

Global religious leaders gather to send message to G8/G20By Doug Koop | Tuesday, June 29, 2010 Summit committee chair Karen Hamilton with youth delegates Devika Sanichar and Hilary Keachie. DOUG KOOP PHOTO WINNIPEG, MB-An exotic assortment of religious leaders in colourful array-Shinto, Hindu, Christian, Jewish, Baha’i, Muslim, Buddhist-stepped solemnly into a light rain, stooping to […]

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A Call to Heal the Waters

“I propose we do a Water ceremony — that each of us get a bottle of clean Water, hold it close to our hearts and offer a prayer. Through the Water, send a message of gratitude to the Earth, and to all Water of the Earth that has been affected and contaminated. Send your love […]

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Religious World Leaders Gather to Push G8 Nations for Change

HeadlineBistroToday marks the third and last day of the G8 Religious Leaders Summit in Canada where, since 2005, up to 100 religious leaders from diverse faith traditions have gathered to discuss ways of encouraging G8 nations to remain committed to the UN Millennium Development Goals. via Typepad

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Indigenous African Poverty

Here’s a great article on Indigenous African Poverty as discussed at the World Religions Summit. Minister spotlights African povertyWinnipeg Free Press – PRINT EDITION As an African woman attending this week’s World Religions Summit at the University of Winnipeg, Rev. Suzanne Membe Matale is convinced the issues affecting her people are issues for everyone. “Our […]

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