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Traditional Cedar Healing Ceremony
May 20 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
You are invited to a Traditional Cedar Healing Ceremony held in person on Friday, May 20, 2022.
Location & Time: East Side Neighborhood Services 1700 NE 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55413 from 4 PM to 8 PM.
Spiritual Leaders: Dr. Dennis Jones/Pebaamibines (originally from Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation). Pebaamibines is also the author of Daga Anishinaabemodaa which presents basic lessons for learning Anishinaabemowin, the language of the Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) people. Jason Hart from the Red Lake Nation. Joining them are AIFC’s Sharyl Whitehawk & Rich Antell.
This Ceremony is intended to help those who have experienced trauma, stress, grief and loss, PTSD, and work fatigue.
This Cedar Healing Ceremony is open to the community, and families are welcome to attend in person.
Please bring a dish to share, if you can. It’s recommended that ladies wear skirts, and there will be skirts available if needed.
Link to Previous Ghost Feasting Talk & Cedar Healing Ceremony https://youtu.be/bauKAJzZjTM
More info about Cedar:
For thousands of years, the cedar tree has been revered for its spiritual significance. Its wood was used for the doors of sacred temples and burned in cleansing ceremonies for purification. In addition, cedar has a long history of use in indigenous sweat lodge ceremonies, and the tree was thought to house important Gods and be an entrance to higher spiritual realms.
Cedar is first and foremost a medicine of protection. When first moving in, it is often used to cleanse a home, inviting unwanted spirits to leave and protecting a person, place, or object from unwanted influences. In addition, cedar is often used in the sweat lodge ceremony. A few pinches are thrown on the red-hot rocks, immediately sparking into a yellow glow and releasing their aroma. The smoke of burning cedar attracts good spirits and eliminates negative energies.
Cedar is also one of the four sacred plants of the indigenous American Indian Medicine Wheel and represents the Southern direction. The other plants contained in the Medicine Wheel are white sage representing the West, sweetgrass representing the North, and tobacco representing the East.