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WATERLOO CAMPUS: Shatekohseh:kwen or Mid-Winter Ceremonies: What are they?

A "Learning from each other" presentation
Feb 8/12

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Date: Feb 8/12
Time: 17:00 - 19:00
Location: 187 Albert Street
Cost: no cost

Mid winter or Shatekohseh:kwen is the traditional longhouse Haudenosaunee new year ceremony. It occurs five sleeps after the 13 full moon, and it is a time of renewal and thanksgiving. During the time period of mid winter, 8 different ceremonies occur. For Haudenosaunee people, we believe that there are 4 sacred ceremonies that the creator gave to us, all of which occur during mid winter ceremonies.

Join us at the Aboriginal Student Centre to learn about this way of being and knowing.

Kanataronhkon:we/ Iroquois corn bread and corn soup will be served.

Please register at: https:///forms_detail.php?grp_id=12448&frm_id=2576

About the workshop facilitator:

Skaniehtiiohstha Montour is turtle clan from the Akwesasne Mohawk Reservation. She is in her first year at Laurier and in communication studies.

Contact: Melissa Ireland
Email: mireland@wlu.ca
Phone: 519-884-1970 ext. 4190

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