Culture

Why do Indigenous people drink cedar tea?
Cedar tea can be used to heal colds, fevers, and other illnesses. Cedar healing is very common amongst First Nations and Indigenous People. Follow this simp...
Tue, 7 Jul, 2020 at 2:05 PM
How can I gather Cedar?
It is important to first identify the cedar tree before picking your cedar. Make sure you say thank you after you pick your cedar so the Creator knows you a...
Tue, 7 Jul, 2020 at 2:05 PM
What is the meaning of the Dreamcatcher?
Dream catchers represent many things and are significant in Anishnaabe culture. Dreamcatchers are meant to trap nightmares in their web and let good dreams ...
Tue, 7 Jul, 2020 at 2:06 PM
Can I make my own Dreamcatcher?
Dreamcatchers make great gifts and are a wonderful addition to any home, car mirror or purse. If you are feeling crafty and patient, you can even make your ...
Tue, 7 Jul, 2020 at 2:06 PM
What is a Medicine Wheel?
The medicine wheel and it’s teachings are fundamental to Indigenous people in North America. The medicine wheel holds many different teachings and helps gui...
Tue, 7 Jul, 2020 at 2:06 PM
Why is hunting, gathering and fishing important to Indigenous people?
We are taught that everything the Creator made has a purpose and has a place in the circle of life. We are also taught to only take what we need and to say ...
Tue, 7 Jul, 2020 at 2:08 PM
What is the role of The Headdress in Native American culture?
The Chief of a Tribe wears a headdress. The headdress is an important symbol in Native American culture. There are many variations of Headresses, each one a...
Tue, 7 Jul, 2020 at 2:08 PM
What items do you need to smudge?
In order to smudge you need to gather one of the sacred medicines, have a bowl and a lighter or matches. When you smudge you are cleansing and all of your t...
Tue, 7 Jul, 2020 at 2:09 PM
What language do people from Curve Lake speak?
Curve Lake is an Ojibwe First Nation. You can buy your own Ojibwe Dictionary here.
Tue, 7 Jul, 2020 at 2:10 PM
What are the traditional medicines?
Tobacco  Cedar  Sweetgrass  Sage  Cedar, sweetgrass and sage are available at Tribal Trade, as well as smudge kits to get you started. L...
Tue, 7 Jul, 2020 at 2:10 PM