Ceremonies

17imesh: Following in the Steps of our Ancestors

Alternate Title
Pressure Point
Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Carla Robinson
Ian Campbell
Delhia Nahanee
Description
Interview with two members of the musical group '"Spakwus Slulum" who dress in traditional regalia but have a more contemporary approach to song and dance. Duration: 27:41.
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1978 Education and Elders Conference 1

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Dominic Eshkawkogan
Norman Agounie
Jim McGregor
Wilfred Owl
Ron Wakegijig
Smith Atimoyoo
Indian History Film Project
Description
A conference where several speakers discuss the role of elders in educating young people and the loss of respect for the elders in modern Indian society. Transcribed by Joanne Greenwood.
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1978 Education and Elders Conference 2

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Jim McGregor
Leonard Nokis
Ed Newberry
Lawrence Mahdabee
Wildred Owl
Chief Chiblow
Violet Pitwanikwat
Indian History Film Project
Description
A conference where several speakers discuss the role of the elders in guiding the younger generation and in preserving the past. Transcribed by Joanne Greenwood.
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1980 Elders Conference

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
George Daniels
Max Assinewia
Ernest Benedict
Moses David
Jim Dumont
Ron Wakegijig
Ted Wheatley
Indian History Film Project
Description
A conference where elders discuss the philosophy and practice of traditional medicine. Stress role of elders in passing on this tradition. Transcribed by Joanne Greenwood.
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1981 Elders' Conference 1/4

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ernest Tootoosis
Mani Boyd
Johnson Wanepee
Barney Dog
Jim Dumont
Ron Wakegijig
Dan Pine
Indian History Film Project
Description
A conference discussing Indian and Christian creation myths, reflections on education and religion, comparison of Indian and non-Indian values, and the loss of traditional values and beliefs and the movement to recover them.
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1981 Elders' Conference 2/4

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ernest Tootoosis
Mani Boyd
Johnson Wanepee
Barney Dog
Jim Dumont
Ron Wakegijig
Dan Pine
Indian History Film Project
Description
Elders discuss: loss of values; loss of language; the role of the old ceremonies; the responsibility of the elders to teach the young people.
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1981 Elders' Conference 3/4

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ernest Tootoosis
Mani Boyd
Johnson Wanepee
Barney Dog
Jim Dumont
Ron Wakegijig
Dan Pine
Indian History Film Project
Description
Elders discuss the loss of traditional religion and values; the relationship between traditional religions and Christianreligions; some stories of the creation and the flood.
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1981 Elders' Conference 4/4

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ernest Tootoosis
Mani Boyd
Johnson Wanepee
Barney Dog
Jim Dumont
Ron Wakegijig
Dan Pine
Indian History Film Project
Description
A conference about prophecies and the recovery of traditional values, the role of Elders in the community, and the philosophy and practice of traditional medicine.
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1982 Elders Conference (1/5)

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ted Wheatley
Sam Osawamick
Ernest Debassigae
Joe Yellowhead
Kate Assinewe
Ron Wakegijig
Herman Atkinson
Charlie Neilson
James Mecas
Dan Pine
Louis Bruce
Noel Knockwood
Angus Pontiac
Ernest Tootoosis
Indian History Film Project
Description
A discussion about the construction of log and birch canoes ; the tuberculosis epidemic ; the effects of non-Indians on Indian life style : spiritual values, hunting; fishing; land use, etc.
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1982 Elders Conference 2/5

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ted Wheatley
Sam Osawamick
Ernest Debassigae
Joe Yellowhead
Kate Assinewe
Ron Wakegijig
Herman Atkinson
Charlie Neilson
James Mecas
Dan Pine
Louis Bruce
Noel Knockwood
Angus Pontiac
Ernest Tootoosis
Indian History Film Project
Description
Elders discuss traditional religion, it's relationship to Christian religions and its place in traditional healingpractices.
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1982 Elders Conference 3/5

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ted Wheatley
Sam Osawamick
Ernest Debassigae
Joe Yellowhead
Kate Assinewe
Ron Wakegijig
Herman Atkinson
Charlie Neilson
James Mecas
Dan Pine
Louis Bruce
Noel Knockwood
Angus Pontiac
Ernest Tootoosis
Indian History Film Project
Description
Elders stress the importance of tradition and, in particular, the religious and medical traditions of the Indian people.Accounts of two visits to the world of the dead.
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1982 Elders Conference 4/5

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ted Wheatley
Sam Osawamick
Ernest Debassigae
Joe Yellowhead
Kate Assinewe
Ron Wakegijig
Herman Atkinson
Charlie Neilson
James Mecas
Dan Pine
Louis Bruce
Noel Knockwood
Angus Pontiac
Ernest Tootoosis
Indian History Film Project
Description
A conference discussing comparison of Indian and Christian religions and religious ceremonies, traditional songs and dances, and history of Europeans in North America from the Indian viewpoint.
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1982 Elders Conference 5/5

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ted Wheatley
Sam Osawamick
Ernest Debassigae
Joe Yellowhead
Kate Assinewe
Ron Wakegijig
Herman Atkinson
Charlie Neilson
Dan Pine
Louis Bruce
Noel Knockwood
Angust Pontiac
Ernest Tootoosis
Indian History Film Project
Description
A discussion of Cree funeral songs. Includes a story of a woman's vision of the afterlife.
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1983 Elders' Conference 1/5

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ted Wheatley
Ernest Benedict
Angus Nogongiig
Jim Dumont
Johnny Thomas
Sam Osawamick
Alex Fox
John Tootoosis
Louis Bruce
Sid Fiddler
Lawrence Tobacco
Mary Lou Fox
Eddie Benton
Herman Atkinson
Chief Carl Roberts
Indian History Film Project
Description
Return to traditional ceremonies ; traditional vs. non-Indian education ; story of a trickster (Woojy Panaquad) ; electoral attitudes and responsibilities.
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1983 Elders' Conference 2/5

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ted Wheatley
Ernest Benedict
Angus Nogongiig
Jim Dumont
Johnny Thomas
Sam Osawamick
Alex Fox
John Tootoosis
Louis Bruce
Sid Fiddler
Lawrence Tobacco
Mary Lou Fox
Eddie Benton
Herman Atkinson
Carl Roberts
Indian History Film Project
Description
Talks about the traditional teacher in the University setting ; proposal for friendship ceremony between Iroquois and Ojibway ; the Iroquois confederacy ; Kootenay plains initiative to return to traditional lifestyles ; reflections on past and future wars ; and the importance of elders in recovery of traditional values.
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1983 Elders' Conference 3/5

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ted Wheatley
Ernest Benedict
Angus Nogongiig
Jim Dumont
Johnny Thomas
Sam Osawamick
Alex Fox
John Tootoosis
Louis Bruce
Sid Fiddler
Lawrence Tobacco
Mary Lou Box
Eddie Benton
Herman Atkinson
Carl Roberts
Indian History Film Project
Description
Talks of a prophecy about serpents which will fight over the Earth ; Hopi prophecies about the coming of the white man ; emphasis for unity among Indian peoples ; importance of living in harmony with nature ; and biblical stories through Indian eyes.
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1983 Elders' Conference 4/5

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ted Wheatley
Ernest Benedict
Angus Nogongiig
Jim Dumont
Johnny Thomas
Sam Osawamick
Alex Fox
John Tootoosis
Louis Bruce
Sid Fiddler
Lawrence Tobacco
Mary Lou Fox
Eddie Benton
Herman Atkinson
Chief Carl Robert
Indian History Film Project
Description
The role of education in the loss of spiritual and cultural values ; evidence of previous and planned oppression by non-Indians ; revival of interest in traditional values and the role ofelders as a source of knowledge.
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1983 Elders' Conference 5/5

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ted Wheatley
Ernest Benedict
Angus Nogongiig
Jim Dumont
Johnny Thomas
Sam Osawamick
Alex Fox
John Tootoosis
Louis Bruce
Sid Fiddler
Lawrence Tobacco
Mary Lou Fox
Eddie Benton
Herman Atkinson
Chief Carl Roberts
Indian History Film Project
Description
With increasing interest in traditional culture, the Elders are becoming teachers ; speeches of thanks to organizers and participants.
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A 19th Century Apache Puberty Skirt: East Towards Sunrise

Alternate Title
A Nineteenth Century Apache Puberty Skirt
Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Richard Green
Whispering Wind, vol. 44, no. 5, 2016, pp. 7-11
Description
Description of skirt which would have been worn during the Sunrise Ceremony, marking passage from girlhood to womanhood.
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2012: Business as Usual

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Danielle DeLuca
Cultural Survival Quarterly, vol. 36, no. 2, 40 Years of Advocacy, June 2012, p. [?]
Description
Discusses the expectations and ceremonies planned by Mayan priests' for the end of the "long-count" calendar cycle on December 21, 2012.
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2012: End of the World?

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Danielle DeLuca
Cultural Survival Quarterly, vol. 36, no. 1, Sacred Places, Sacred Lifeways, March 2012, p. [?]
Description
Discusses how the Indigenous Mayans are planning to pray, and celebrate the change of the 2012 cycle.
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360 Degrees

Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Caroline Monnet
Description
Follows Sébastien Aubin on a path to learning traditional Aboriginal medicine from Mark Thompson, a healer. Duration: 18:01.
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4 Men at Sun Dance

Images » Photographs
Author/Creator
Mabel Devlin
Description
Image of 4 young men in traditional dress. Description on back reads: " This picture was taken in the summer of 1913 at an Indian Sun Dance held between Mr. Moise L'Heureaux's ranch and Cochin the usual place for holding Sun dances, at this particular dance the Indians were asking their gods for rain. Picture taken and finished by Mabel Devlin School teacher at St Hippolyte at the time. She is now Mrs. J.D. Paulhus of Vawn. Mr. Paul L'Heureux of Jack Fish who spoke Cree assisted in persuading these gentlemen to pose."
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Aboriginal People at Ceremony

Images » Photographs
Author/Creator
George Mann Jr. (photographer)
Description
A photograph of a group of Aboriginal women and children sitting in the shade of a car with a ceremonial lodge? visible on the right, possibly near Onion Lake, Saskatchewan. Cut trees lie in the foreground. Picture probably taken by George Mann Jr. family who homesteaded in the area. Mann Jr was a telegraph line man for the Government of Canada and would often visit Onion Lake when he checked the line.
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Aboriginal People Inside Ceremonial Lodge

Images » Photographs
Author/Creator
George Mann Jr. (photographer)
Description
A photograph of a group of Aboriginal men, women and children sitting inside a ceremonial lodge possibly near Onion Lake, Saskatchewan. Picture probably taken by George Mann Jr. family who homesteaded in the area. Mann Jr was a telegraph line man for the Government of Canada and would often visit Onion Lake when he checked the line.
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Aboriginal Society in Southern California

Alternate Title
University of California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethonology ; v.26
E-Books » E-Books
Author/Creator
William Duncan Strong
Description
Part of: University of California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnology, vol. 26.
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Aboriginal Spiritual Journey: Veterans Question Government's Sincerity

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Paul Barnsley
Windspeaker, vol. 23, no. 9, December 2005, p. 8
Description
During the Aboriginal Spiritual Journey to France, First Nations veteran, Howard Anderson discusses how unfulfilled veterans’ benefits continue to be a source of contention between First Nations veterans and the federal government.
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Aboriginal Spirituality: Symbolic Healing in Canadian Prisons

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
James B. Waldram
Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry , vol. 17, no. 3, September 1993, pp. 345-362
Description
Documents the process of symbolic healing currently taking place in penitentiaries, which involves cultural awareness and educational programs.
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Aboriginal Urbanization and Rights in Canada: Examining Implications for Health

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Laura C. Senese
Kathi Wilson
Social Science & Medicine, vol. 91, August 2013, pp. 219-228
Description
In-depth interviews were conducted with 36 individuals who had moved to Toronto from rural or reserve settings. Participants identified issues such as difficulties accessing services/benefits they were entitled to and lack of respect for culture and identity.
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Acquiring and Exhibiting a Nuu-Chah-Nulth Ceremonial Curtain

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Alan Hoover
Richard Inglis
Curator: The Museum Journal, vol. 33, no. 4, 1990, pp. 272-288
Description
Case study of the partnership between the Royal British Columbia Museum and the family who had owned the curtain in the past.
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An Act of Attention: Event Structure in "Ceremony"

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Elaine Jahner
American Indian Quarterly, vol. 5, no. 1, A Special Symposium Issue on Leslie Marmon Silko's , 1979, pp. 37-46
Description
A description of the narrative style of using events in the novel Ceremony to engage the reader's attention to look into deeper into the feelings and ideas behind the narrative's actions. Silko's style is a bridge between oral and written traditions for Indigenous storytelling.
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An Act Respecting Indians. [Assented to 20th May, 1951.]

Alternate Title
15 George VI. Chap. 29. An Act Respecting Indians. [Assented to 20th May, 1951.]
Indian Act. 1951, c. 29, s. 1.
E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Government of Canada
Description
Changes to the Act abandoned the contempt of "Indian blood" and instead used a system of registration. The prohibitions against certain practices, ceremonies, and wearing traditional clothing were removed. A decison was also made that if a matter was not in the Indian Act provincial law would then apply.
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ACWS in Conversation with Lewis Cardinal

Alternate Title
Alberta Councial of Women's Shelters in Conversation with Lewis Cardinal
Building Relations Part 2: Stories from Community
Building Relationships Part 1: Lessons From Lewis
Circle Process
Foundations of Indigenous Worldviews
Indigenous Women in Indigenous Societies
Indigenous Women's Leadership
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls: Inquiry and Action
Treaty Relations: Spirit, Intent, and First Nations Perspectives
[In Coversation with Lewis Cardinal]
Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Lewis Cardinal
[Tina Fox
Stephanie Harpe
Tracy Bear
Karen MacKenzie
Betty Letendre
Cora Voyageur
Ruth Scalp Lock]
Description
Series of eight hour-long videos developed to educate women's shelter workers, but equally applicable to general audiences. Videos cover wide range of topics such as: treaty relationships; Indigenous worldviews; missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls; Indigenous women in Indigenous societies; women's leadership; and building relationships.
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Ada Clegg Interview #2

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ada Clegg
David Stevenson
Indian History Film Project
Description
Discusses attitudes toward the dead and traditional medicine.
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[Adam Delaney with the Blackfoot Dance Project]

Alternate Title
Blackfoot Digital Library
Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Adam Delaney
Description
Video of interview with Adam Delaney discusses how dancing has changed. Part 1: Duration: 53:24 Part 2: Duration: 59:06
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Adam Solway Interview 1

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Adam Solway
Christine Welsh
Tony Snowsill
Indian History Film Project
Description
Consists of an interview where Adam Solway talks about being orphaned at 8 years and adopted by the Blackfoot Reserve, Alta; his attendance at a residential school; becoming a councillor and then chief of the reserve. He comments on the issues he had to deal with as well as providing comments on contemporary lifestyles and leadership.
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Adetta, Lady, "Black Curse" document

E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Description
A 'curse' copied from an old document. A translation of the original appears beside a photocopy of the original. The source is unknown.
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Agayuliyararput: Our Way of Making Prayer

Web Sites » Organizations
Author/Creator
Ann Fienup-Riordan
National Museum of Natural History
Description
Display and description of Alaskan Yup'ik ceremonial items and ancing masks prepared by a team of Yup'ik and others.
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Age Grade Societies (Blood)

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Bob Black Plume
John Hellson
Mrs. Black Plume
Indian History Film Project
Description
Bob Black Plume talks about the various Blood Societies.
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