Downtown Eastside Smudge Ceremony
Saturday, September 24, 2011
10:30am - 3:00pm
Hastings and Main Street
Created By Sacred Footprints
The smudge will be conducted by 40 Aboriginal ceremonial spiritual elders and leaders. We will walk from the four sacred directions and smudge the entire DTES this will help to rid years of negative energy that has accumulated and is hurting the people and our Mother the Earth. The four races of the medicine wheel have been invited and will walk and pray in their own way from their sacred direction. We will meet on the corner of Hastings and Main and pray for all women to be honored as sacred life givers and clan mothers. Flags will be lifted in ceremony for the women of the world who suffer from violence and a call for support will be put out for all men to walk with women in a good way.