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Tribal center holds Ojibwa prayer ceremony

 

July 18, 2018

Jean Nordine/Daily Globe

Giiwegiizhigookway Martin, Lac Vieux Desert vice-chairwoman, stands by the mitiganaabe (staff) used in the Ojibwa prayer ceremony held Tuesday morning at the LVD tribal center. The four other smaller staffs represent the directions, north, south, east and west. They were used as batons during the 7-day Healing Circle Run.

By JEAN NORDINE

jnordine@yourdailyglobe

WATERSMEET - Taking place this week is the 2018 Healing Circle Run. It is a prayer for healing for the Ojibwa Anishnaabeg communities and is similar to a relay.

The run is an opportunity for people to come together to pray for healing for themselves, their families, their community, their nation, Akii, and all their relatives.

There is a Ojibwa teaching on healing that says, "For a nation to heal, it must begin with the individual. As a person heals, then that person can help heal his/her family. As a family begins to heal, they can help heal their co...



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