Grandmother Teachings and Coming of Age Ceremonies

Grandmother Teachings on Coming of Age Ceremonies are conducted each spring at the Turtle Lodge by the grandmothers, who provide teachings of how to honour and carry oneself as a Woman.

Any female can participate. Each year we encourage young women to spend time learning the sacredness of Woman by participation in the Grandmother Teachings on Coming of Age. It is time for Women to claim and embrace their rightful positions of honour and responsibility in walking with and leading all people — men, women & children, back to our sacred way of life.


Turtle Lodge, Sagkeeng First Nation

All women and their mentors are expected to camp and stay onsite at the Turtle Lodge (inside or outside) for the duration of the rites of passage.  Please bring all your own bedding and camping gear.

Interested in participating in the next Grandmother Teachings and Coming of Age Ceremonies?

Email to request more information and application.

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