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Traditional American Indian Cedar Healing Ceremony
April 22, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
You are invited to a Traditional Cedar Healing Ceremony held in person on Friday, April 22nd
Location & Date: Indigenous Roots, 788 E. 7th Street, St. Paul, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Spiritual Leaders: Dr. Dennis Jones Pebaamibines (originally from Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation. Pebaamibine is also the author of Daga Anishinaabemodaa presents basic lessons for learning Anishinaabemowin, the language of the Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) people., joining him are AIFCs 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, and 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.
The Cedar is also one of the four sacred plants of the indigenous American 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.