1982 Elders Conference 4/5

Wheatley, Ted
Osawamick, Sam
Debassigae, Ernest
Yellowhead, Joe
Assinewe, Kate
Wakegijig, Ron
Atkinson, Herman
Neilson, Charlie
Mecas, James
Pine, Dan
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Canadian Plains Research Centre

A conference discussing comparison of Indian and Christian religions and religious ceremonies, traditional songs and dances, and history of Europeans in North America from the Indian viewpoint.

21 p. transcript of an Elders conference conducted during August 1982. Tape number IH-OM.14-3, transcript disc 88.
Ceremonialism -- Music, Ceremonialism -- Pipes, Christian churches -- And Indian religion, Christian churches -- Attitudes toward, Dances and dancing -- Owl dance (Ojibway), Disease and illness -- Introduction of, Education -- And cultural suppression, Elders -- As teachers, Family -- Circle of life, Indian Affairs, Department of -- Attitudes toward, Land -- Loss of, Medicine and curing practices -- Origins of, Medicine men and women -- Powers of, Missionaries -- Arrival of, Nature -- Relationship to, Non-Indians -- Early attitudes toward, Non-Indians -- First contact with, Power -- Amulets, charms, Power -- Sources of, Power -- Vision quests, Religion and Spirituality -- Christian religions (vs.), Religion and Spirituality -- Prayer, Religion and Spirituality -- Revival of, Religion and Spirituality -- Sacred places, Religion and Spirituality -- Sweat lodge, Religion and Spirituality -- Sweetgrass, Songs and singing -- Ceremonial, Trade -- Money, Introduction of, Trade -- Practices, Values -- Respect