Thursday, September 8, 2016

Totem Pole is home!

House of Tears carver society and master carver Jewell James gift the totem pole at Turtle Lodge today in Manitoba. Placed symbolically along the route of the proposed energy east pipeline, uniting all nations and peoples to come together to stop fossil fuel expansion and protect sacred lands and water.

Photos by Nancy Bleck

Smudge - Blessing the Pole

"Native American practice of smudging, or purifying a room with the smoke of sacred herbs, can help clear negative energy from a space. And the apparent benefits are steeped in science—when burned, sage and other herbs release negative ions, which research has linked to a more positive mood."

photo by Nancy Bleck

photo by Nancy Bleck — at Sagkeeng First Nation.
photo by Nancy Bleck

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