Blood Memory

[imgbelt img=ziibiwingturtle530.jpg]The Ziibiwing Center recounts a people’s history with the subtle force of a ceremonial encounter.

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Ziibiwing “Place by the River” Center stirred my ‘Shinnob’ blood big time. Although my Anishinabemowin language skills are pretty limited (in my family, we kids all thought, “Gaween” meant, “Behave!” It actually means “no.”), I continue to marvel at the effect the language has upon me. It gives form to something I know yet don’t fully understand.  This knowledge or memory from the blood is the elemental aspect of being Anishinabe. In hearing it, I am pleased and fed in a way that goes deep into my bones.

We’re right here in your own backyard.

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