Three Fires Midewiwin Lodge Fall Harvest Ceremonies

3firesflagNovember 27th to December 1st, 2013

Three Fires Midewiwin Learning Centre
11126 W, Hwy #2, Cedar, Wisconsin

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ADVANCE WORK: CLEAN AND READY MIDE SCHOOL / KITCHEN / SWEAT LODGES / GROUNDS, ETC. If you are able, come early or plan to stay later to help with the post-ceremonies clean up.

Tuesday, November 26th and Wednesday November 27th

Grounds preparation, Mide School, kitchen, sweatlodge clean-up, preparations.

Wednesday November 27th

Preparations continue.

6:00 p.m.  Teachers, Chiefs, Quays Meeting; All Midewiwin to be present.
Fire Chief will announce Fire Lighting Ceremony
8:30 p.m.  Cleansing Sweat Lodge for Leadership
** Bear, Bizhew, Eagle, Buffalo, are responsible to organize and ensure 24-hour security**

Proposed Ceremonies Schedule. During ceremonies, Lodge Leadership will announce any changes that are necessary to respond to the Spirit and to the needs of the People.

Day 1: November 28th Thursday, Fire Lighting, First Day

TBA (before sunrise)  Fire Lighting followed Daybreak Ceremony presided by Bawdwaywidun
8:00 a.m.  Break and Lodge Preparations
10:00 a.m.  Drum Call-In, Lodge Opening, Tobacco, Water Ceremonies
[All DECLAREES: those intending to declare their intention to enter the lodge must be present by noon and should also have ‘checked-in’ with the Road Chiefs]
Noon  Welcoming Feast, Host Community/Center Fire
7:00 p.m.  Evening Feast: Evening Feast: Thanksgiving & Memorial Feast
(Everyone is invited to bring a dish to remember loved ones)
Evening Sweat Lodges for Declarees

Day 2: November 29th Friday

7:00 a.m.  Sunrise Ceremony TBA (sunrise is about 7:20 a.m.)
8:00 a.m.  Break and Lodge Preparations
10:00 a.m.  Morning Session (All Midewiwin & Initiates to be present)
noon  Noon Feast: Waubizayshee Ododaym
1:00 p.m.  Grandfather Drum Feast & Megis Presentations
6:00 p.m.   Evening Feast: Pizhew, Mahyingun Ododaym
Initiate Teaching Sessions

Day 3: November 30th Saturday

7:00 a.m.  Sunrise Ceremony TBA
10:00 a.m.  Morning Session
12:00 p.m.  Noon Feast: Ogitchidaa
Saturday afternoon/evening is dedicated to the Ogtichidaa, Buffalo and Jingle Dress societies
TBA  Ogitchidaa & Buffalo Dance celebration
6:00 p.m.  Evening Feast: Nibi Ododaym
7:00 p.m.  Jingle Dress Medicine Healing Society Healing Dance

Day 4: December 1st Sunday

Lodge Protocols & Wrap-up  CLEAN UP
Travel lunch to be provided by Mukwa Ododaym

Hugs, Tears, Peace. Gi Guh Waubuh Mi Goo, Neekawnis. Bawdwaywindun Banaise, Chiefs and Quays of the Three Fires Midewiwin Lodge.


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