Sunday, November 19, 2006
The opening ceremony was a warriors dance honouring veterans and people now servng in the military. What a beautiful ceremony it was, and of course I couldn't help but think of my grandfathers who had both served in WWII, and one of them had served in WWI as well. I used to not really like the look of our Canadian flag: I used to think it was kinda lame, a maple leaf and very simple. Funny, but over the years, since I always travel a lot and being away...it's become dear to my heart. How beautiful in the spirtual realm and in the First Nations there are no borders for the spirit and for the peoples hearts. Being in love with someone from another country brings this home and near and dear as well, as I am sure you can imagine gentle visitor.
We ate some outstanding venison fry bread sandwiches. Oh my god were they good, and filling! No I didn't take a photo, sorry. Stagg and I went to the Pow Wow with Marc and Deana and just had a terrific day enjoying the beautiful celebrations, ceremonies and each others wonderful company. My daughter went to an Ojibway Imersion and First Nations School, so this was like homecoming for me. Thanks to Deana and Marc for an awesome day!!!
Below in photo, is Mike. He is a former marine who was participating in the ceremony honouring vetrans earlier in the day. See his wonderful beaded Marine insignia?