Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society Cultural Camp

Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society Cultural Camp

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11648 85 Street NW

11648 85 Street Northwest

Edmonton, AB T5B 3E5


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8 Knowledge Keepers host ceremonies and traditional teachings for different participants each day from tipis around Bent Arrow.

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Eight tipis will be raised on the Parkdale School grounds. Knowledge Keepers for each tipi will host ceremonies and traditional teachings for different participants each day.

Day 1 (June 17)– Bent Arrow Staff & Children Services Partners

Day 2 (June 18)– Families we serve

Day 3 (June 20)– Community Agency Partners

Day 4 (June 21)– Closing Ceremony with all participants

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There may be videotaping and photographs taken during the four days, while maintaining respect for ceremonial requirements.

Females are requested to wear long skirts (preferable) or bring a wrap-around that can be worn over pants in respect for ceremonial protocols.

Cloth for participants attending the sweat will be available on site at a reduced cost.

Women attending the Sweat

Out of respect for women, please do not enter or approach the lodge during or for 4 days after the moon time (menses).

Respect to the ceremony to be clean 4 days prior and 4 days after ceremony to NOT use drugs or alcohol.

Questions about this protocol should be directed to oskapios (helpers) or elder conducting the sweat lodge.

Women are expected to wear a long skirt or gown (not see through) and a loose fitted dark t-shirt with a crew neck both in and around the outside of the lodge. Women are encouraged to bring a towel into the lodge.

Woman have a connection to Mother Earth and are life givers.

Women enter the lodge on their knees and crawl clockwise to the south of the lodge. Women sit with their legs both to one side or straight out in front with a towel or blanket covering their legs.

Women do not cross the alter in front of the doorway.

Women are not to cross the line between the fire and the lodge when the pipes are being filled.

Mothers who wish to bring in their infants or very small children are encouraged to ask for directions on how best to prepare themselves and their children prior to entering the lodge (for our families or your own children).

Pregnant women are encouraged to participate after consulting with their doctor.

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