"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
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.
"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.
SACRED PEACE + HONOURING ANCESTORS