Anishinaabe grandmothers seek funds for ceremonial teepee –

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Anishinaabe grandmothers seek funds for ceremonial teepee –

by ahnationtalk on June 17, 202249 Views

Teepee used by Batchewana First Nation elder and firekeeper Clifford Waboose for traditional ceremonies in Indigenous communities has fallen into disrepair. Here’s how you can help

An Indigenous grassroots group has launched an online fundraising drive to replace a teepee used to facilitate traditional ceremonies in Anishinaabe communities along the north shore of Lake Huron.

For years the teepee has enabled Mishomis (grandfather) Clifford Waboose, an Anishinaabe elder and firekeeper from Batchewana First Nation, to keep himself and others warm and dry when he’s called upon to work as a traditional firekeeper for his people.

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