Hello Friends and family of the Crow Moon festival!
The Crow Moon festival is an Indigenous and settler collaboration to promote Indigenous seeds, agriculture/gardening, ceremony and traditions revolving around natural cycles of mother earth. We work closely with Abenaki, Mohawk and Huron-Wendat community members because they are the original people of Southern Quebec / Turtle Island. We work together to create safe spaces for sharing and learning that are based in mutual respect.
We really enjoyed the time that we have had together and hope to be able to offer you another round of learning and sharing in 2019.
Meegwetch, Nià:wen, Wliwni, Nakurmiik, Qujannamiik, Thank you, Merci
Participants at the opening ceremony of the Strawberry moon
Stephen McComber Seed saver, longhouse elder and gardener from Kahnawake opening the day with a dance
Old Friends, Stephen McComber and Fred Wiseman
Abenaki women from the Koas community – Voices of the Koas
Marion Dulude lighting our fire with her friction fire
Tobacco prayers from our participants at the Strawberry moon
Indigenous seeds – here we have a corn poster created by Stephen McComber
Fred Wiseman Abenaki from Vermont and Seed of Renewal founder opening the day with a story about his family and the pinacle mountain
Tobacco pouches for the participants that will be thrown into the sacred fire
Drummer from Odanak, opening the Abenaki Equinox ceremony
Geneviève and Teprine, hard at work
Women singers and drummers from Odanak sharing maple water with the participants
Friction fire tools for our sacred fire
Teprine and Nicole O’Bomsawin – Teacher, activist and historian from Odanak
Isabelle Kun-Nipiu – La Métisse. Plant medicine teacher
Rowan White – Mohawk Seed saver and farmer – Sierra Seeds
Odanak drummers closing the Crow Moon ceremony