Fort McMurray: report by Sheila Michie

I did a simple flag ceremony on my own on the night of May 19 (May 20 in Japan). I didn’t have a set of flags, but I used a chart with all the flags on it. Two days later, in the home I am staying in, my Native Canadian Cree friend drummed and prayed in his own language. I had not told him about my own prayer activities but as he is an Elder he ‘sees’ what is happening anyway. I feel blessed to be here at such an important time in such a sacred space.

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