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Episode 19: Migiziwazison

tak­en from the Sacred Fire — Bring Our Chil­dren Home face­book page:

Migizi­wazi­son are claim­ing the leg­isla­tive grounds on the east side fac­ing Kennedy, and host­ing a sacred fire for our lost Chil­dren. The Sacred Fire will remain lit until all res­i­den­tial school grounds are searched and our chil­dren are found. The news release about the 751 unmarked graves in Cowessess First Nation sent a new waves of trig­gers and grief in our com­mu­ni­ties. Our pur­pose with this fire is to cre­ate and assert an heal­ing space for our elders, fam­i­lies and com­mu­ni­ty to come togeth­er, sup­port each oth­er , share teach­ing and engage in cer­e­monies, and get involved in main­tain­ing and grow­ing our heal­ing space. Cul­tur­al Pro­to­col are to be fol­lowed please be mind­ful and if you are unsure ask an elders or an orga­niz­ers. We wel­come every­one to come out to share your sto­ries, songs, drums, tra­di­tion­al regalia and to come togeth­er in uni­ty and embrace our cul­tures, lan­guages and cer­e­monies. Uplift Anishi­naabe Aki in our prac­tices and stay ground­ed in the asser­tion of the sev­en sacred teach­ing of Love, humil­i­ty, Truth, Respect, Hon­esty, Courage and Wisdom. 

Chii Meg­wetch, Kinanaskomitinawaw 


  • Shawna Péloquin, Organizer/Co-Founder

    Shawna is one of 8 organizers, and 2 co-founders of the camp still on site. Péloquin's roles within the camp include making sure that the fire is always lit, that everyone is getting along, and to ensure that they continue to build the community of support that continues to grow. Shawna is originally from the James Bay Cree Nation.