This is a Midewewin traditional ceremony. Water is in all things in creation. Prayers for the water is universal. It is believed that the simple act of praying for the water changes it into a medicine. When a prayers is said and a song is sung, the water becomes sacred and a medicine that heals body, mind, spirit and emotions. A copper vessel is used and paper cups will be provided for each participant.
Three Fires Midewewin Lodge
Beatrice Jackson, Menase Kwe, is a Tsimphean/Nicola Anishinawbe originally from Yakima, Washington. She is a Grandmother of the Three Fires Midewewin Lodge. Her responsibilities include insuring the continuance of the teachings passed on from past generations on into the future. She is a fifteen year Sun Dancer. Currently Beatrice just retired as Helping Healer for the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. She was a Montessori Teacher for the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe for five years previously and a Tribal Outreach worker for Uniting Three Fires Against Violence in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Her education background includes a BA in Social Work from Michigan State University and a BS Degree from Ferris State University in Education. She is a producer and director of several movies and a member of the Snow Bird Singers hand drum group and the Women of Traditions Hand Drum Group. She enjoys hunting, gathering and living a traditional lifestyle. She resides in Cedarville, Michigan.