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Friday, January 1, 2016

Photographs: "Lighting the Sacred Fire" Acadian First Nation of the Mi'kmaw Nation, Nova Scotia, Canada
















"Lighting the Sacred Fire"
by Karin Lisa Atkinson 
Location: Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada
Camera: Sony DSC-RX 100 (pocket camera)
 Conditions: Night, Winter, ambient fire light, no flash, no tripod

Story: 
First Nations people reenact the transporting of the sacred fire via canoe 
down the river to the ocean into town. 
Once the Fire in town is lit 
then a celebration of water, light, fire is shared 
with drumming, singing, food and story sharing. 
The blessing of the lighting of the Sacred Fire is a gift 
from the Acadian First Nation, 
of the Mi'kmaw Nation, 
of the Algonquin Nation 
in Nova Scotia, Canada.

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"The Mi'kmaq were, and are, a great people. 
To be a descendant of this noble race, 
who displayed an indomitable will to survive 
in spite of the incredible odds against them, 
fills me with pride. 
I am in awe whenever I think of their tremendous courage 
in overcoming the daunting obstacles placed in their path!" 
~ Daniel N. Paul (Mi'kmaq Elder)

Take only what you need.
Take only what is given to you.
Give what you can. 
Give when you can.

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