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Friday August 1, 2014
11:30am - 1:30pm
Gran St.

Eat in or Take out! Please order ahead of time at (705) 942-5869

Nanabozhung (Gargantua)

Date: Tuesday August 12- Sunday August 17, 2014

Location: Nanabozhung (Gargantua Harbour) – ON Lake Superior

Its time again for Nanabozhung Ceremonies! This year we will be hosting more fun traditional activities for the entire family!

Tues. Aug. 12 - Morning pipe ceremony
-Set up camp and construction of new teaching lodge

Wed. Aug. 13 - Morning Pipe ceremony
-Complete construction of lodge
-Construct smaller Children’s Lodge -Pipe stem workshop

Thurs. Aug. 14
-Morning Pipe Ceremony
- Family language activities including; Ojibway Gill net workshop, mini birch bark canoe making and, dream catcher making
- Family Sweat Lodge Construction and ceremony

Fri. Aug. 15
- Morning Pipe Ceremony
-Pull the gill net and clean the fish
- Family Lacrosse game and stick making
-Sweat Lodge Ceremony

Sat. Aug. 16
–Morning Pipe Ceremony
- Family Medicine Walk
-Clan Feast
-Sweat Lodge Ceremony

Sun. Aug. 17
-Morning Pipe Ceremonies
-Take down camp – **Plenty of volunteers required**

Please keep in mind that volunteers are required to make these ceremonies a success contact Dean to sign up (705) 759-0914 ext. 202

**Parents must attend the family activities with their children, no childcare available**

Chainsaws and axes would be appreciated. Rough camping available and please remember to bring your personal snacks, feast bags, bundles, pipes and asemaa (tobacco).


Emergency Contact Information:

Batchewana First Nation Band Office (705) 759-0914 or 1-877-236-2632

Batchewana Police Services 1-888-310-1122

Batchewana First Nation Health Centre (705) 254-7827 or 1-855-816-9590
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