Three Fires Midewiwin Lodge
Harvest Thanksgiving Ceremonies

October 4-8, 2006

Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point
at Lambton Centre¼br> 6602 Lakeshore Road
North of Forest, Ontario
Off Highway 21

Day I  Wednesday, October 4th 

  • Camp Arrival Day

  • 12:00 pm lodge Tarping (lots of help needed call Mike Henry 519-786-5776)

  • 8:00 pm Meeting and visiting in lodge 

Day II  Thursday, October 5th

  • Lighting of the Fire 7:05 a.m. 

  • Sunrise Ceremony 7:33 a.m.

  • ~ALL Mide and Initiates, with Sponsors, must be present for 10:00 a.m.Call-In ~

  • Drum Call: 10:00 a.m. Lodge Opening Ceremonies & Lodge Protocols ‘till Welcome Feast

  • 1:00 p.m. Welcome Feast hosted by the Eastern doorway Chief Onaubinasay James Dumont and Kettle Point Mide

  • 2:30 pm Sweat Lodge teachings, protocols and building everyone welcome to help and learn

  • 5:00 pm evening feast followed by children’s sweat up to 12yrs old

  • Evening: Sweats for Initiates, chiefs and teachers

Day III  Friday, October 6th

  • Sunrise Ceremony 7:17 a.m. Conductor TBA

  • Teachings and Healings continue. 

  • Grandfather drum arrives today Iniates vow taking , teachings and songs

  • Children’s sessions (little boy water drum)

  • 2:00 pm men’s teachings (roles, responsibilities and fire teachings)

  • 2:00 pm women’s teachings (roles, full moons, conduct, skirts, berry fast, water ceremonies)

  • 3:30 pm lodge orientation teaching session (q & a )

  • 5:30 pm evening feast 

  • Evening: Healing Sweat for community and visitors

Day IV  Saturday, October 7th

  • Sunrise Ceremony 7:15 a.m. Conductor TBA

  • Lodge Call In at 9:20 a.m. namings, teachings, till noon, lunch.

  • 1:00 pm – preparations, Ogitchidaw Dance

  • 1:30 pm noon feast honoring/remembering Ogitchidaw (Tecumseh fell 193yrs ago Oct 5th)

  • 6:00 pm – Celebration Feast

  • 8:00 pm – Jingle Dress Healing Dance

  • 10:00shhh – Social, Singing, Dancing, Laughing, Mide Life, Joy and Happiness

Day VI  Sunday, October 8th

  • Lodge Call-In 10:00 a.m. 

  • Dance out 12:00 p.m. 

  • Hugs, Tears, Peace — On the road by 1:10 p.m.

For more information, feel free to call:

Jason/Cindy Henry at 519-786-5605
Patty Shawanoo at 519-786-4860
Lynn Rosales at 519-344-8825