June 29, 2017

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MY BERRY FAST

MY BERRY FAST

Raspberries | Image source: Barrie Hill Farms The berry fast ceremony marks the stage of life when we start to put away our childhood toys and begin to focus on being a young woman, modelling behaviours and values for the younger generation. My first experience with a berry fast happened when I was four...
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THE SPIRIT OF BIRTH AND PARENTING II

THE SPIRIT OF BIRTH AND PARENTING II

“…Kill the Indian in the child…I want to get rid of the Indian problem… Our objective is to continue until there is not a single Indian in Canada that has not been absorbed into the body politic and there is no Indian question…” — Duncan Campbell Scott, Deputy Superintendent General of...
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THE SPIRIT OF BIRTH AND PARENTING I

THE SPIRIT OF BIRTH AND PARENTING I

Rebeka Tabobundung discusses feeding, nurturing, and motherhood. As a mother, feeding your child – providing life-sustaining nourishment, is one of the first teachings you share. As mothers that is our role; it’s why we have breasts, to feed and nurture our children. Faith Pegahmagabow, a traditional te...
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FINDING THE SPIRIT OF BIRTH & PARENTING

FINDING THE SPIRIT OF BIRTH & PARENTING

Rebeka Tabobundung discusses her exploration of traditional birth and parenting knowledge. I had two experiences that I would describe as spiritual in the very early stages of my pregnancy in 2005. They occurred before I took a pregnancy test, about a week after conception. It was winter and I was about...
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