1981 Elders' Conference 3/4

Tootoosis, Ernest
Boyd, Mani
Wanepee, Johnson
Dog, Barney
Dumont, Jim
Wakegijig, Ron
Pine, Dan
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Canadian Plains Research Centre

Elders discuss the loss of traditional religion and values; the relationship between traditional religions and Christian religions; some stories of the creation and the flood.

20 p. transcript of an Elders conference conducted during August 1981. Tape number IH-OM.13-2, transcript disc 86.
Bundles -- Origin of, Ceremonies -- Acquisition of, Christian churches -- And Indian religion, Education -- And cultural suppression, Education -- Traditional, Elders -- As teachers, Humor, Medicine and curing practices -- Origins of, Nature -- Rocks, Power -- From dreams and visions, Power -- From fasting, Power -- Prophets and diviners, Power -- Vision quests, Religion and Spirituality -- Christian religions (vs.), Religion and Spirituality -- Four directions, Religion and Spirituality -- Offerings, Religion and Spirituality -- Revival of, Spirits -- Nanabush (Cree), Stories and storytelling (General) -- Creation myths, Stories and storytelling (General) -- Death, Stories and storytelling (General) -- Flood legends, Stories and storytelling (General) -- Landscape features, Stories and storytelling (General) -- Prophecies, Values -- The right way to live