Grandmothers’ Teachings – Young Women’s “Coming of Age” Rites of Passage at Turtle Lodge, May 10-13, 2017

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Each spring the Turtle Lodge offers Grandmothers’ Teachings on “Coming of Age” – Young women’s rites of passage that provide teachings of how to honour and carry oneself as a Woman.

Anishinabe, Dakota and Cree Grandmothers Florence Paynter, Katherine Whitecloud, Mary Maytwayashing, Stella Blackbird, Margaret Gardiner and others will lead the Young Women’s Coming of Age rites of passage this year.
Any girl or woman can participate. Each year we encourage young women to spend time learning how sacred they are as Women by participation in the Coming of Age ceremonies and Grandmother teachings. Women have a very special role of honour, responsibility and leadership in maintaining the balance of our sacred way of life.  Older women who did not have a chance to experience their rite of passage as a young woman are also welcome to hear the teachings and participate.  We welcome women from all over the world.

When are the next Grandmother Teachings – “Coming of Age” Young Women’s Rites of Passage?

May 10-13, 2017

Where is it taking place?


Turtle Lodge, Sagkeeng First Nation, Manitoba Directions to Turtle Lodge
Young women under the age of 18 must be accompanied at all times by an adult woman mentor.

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