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About the event
Kosapichkan is a traditional Aboriginal healing ceremony. During the ceremony the healer is tied up with a special blanket and ropes, and the healer and their supporters pray and sing for the healing of the person who has asked for the ceremony. The ceremony may be performed for one person at a time, or for a small group of people together, depending on the severity of the case and the strength and ability of the medicine man leading the ceremony. As for the logistics, we will meet at Aurora at 4pm then travel as a group to the OCN Youth Centre where we will join OCN elder, Alvin Merasty. As a group, we will bring to the sweat two pouches of tobacco, a pack of cigarettes, and a metre of red and white broadcloth. Then each one of us will bring something to share at the potluck feast which is held afterwards. It is up to you if you want to leave a donation to the family that runs the ceremony. To prepare, make sure to wear a loose long skirt that covers your legs as you sit on the ground, no wire bras on top. Remove jewelry - be as natural as possible. Make sure your inner system is clean before you sweat - no alcohol or drugs - and eat clean. Drink lots of water the day before and bring a big water bottle to the ceremony. Lastly, open your heart and your mind to this learning process.