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Aabiziingwashi (#WideAwake) Community Film Screening: The Sacred Sundance

EVT311125

Mon Oct 23, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
75 mins

Location

Jane/Dundas
Meeting Room

This documentary chronicles the sharing of a ceremony from an Elsipogtog elder from Western Canada to the Mi'kmaq people of Eastern Canada. Under the July sky, participants in the Sundance ceremony go four days without food or water. Then they will pierce the flesh of their chests in an offering to the Creator. This event marks a transmission of culture and a link to the warrior traditions of the past.

In partnership with Aabiziingwashi (#WideAwake): NFB Indigenous Cinema on Tour.

Series

Indigenous

Audiences

Adult • Teen