Rooting Analysis in Ceremony – Second Ceremony for Mamow Ahyamowen
Mamow Ahyamowen understands that Research is Ceremony and that our work needs to be rooted in First Nations practices – to honour the people behind the data and to ensure that we are conducting the analyses in a Good Way and with the best of intentions. That’s why, back in March 2022, Kenora Chiefs Advisory (KCA) hosted a virtual Ceremony for Mamow Ahyamowen with Elder George Land. At that time, Elder George advised Mamow Ahyamowen to hold three more ceremonies to honour all four directions.
In November, Elder George was kind enough to conduct a second Ceremony for Mamow Ahyamowen and provided a teaching that spoke eloquently to the work that we are doing.
Chi-miigwech – miikwech – ᒥᑫᐧᐨ – many thanks to Elder George Land from Wabaaseemoong First Nation, Lucille McKenzie (Health Promotion Manager and Mamow Ahyamowen Steering Committee member for KCA), and Lester Kavanaugh (Cultural Coordinator at the KCA Cultural Support Services Department) for holding the Ceremony.