Life is a Journey of Shared Experiences

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When we share our stories, lives and passions with one another, we increase knowledge and understanding. Indigenous history is largely an oral history and storytelling is how knowledge is kept and shared. There’s no greater way to experience Métis culture than through authentic experiences. Upon arriving on the land where Moon Gate is located, your hosts, Jenny and Michel will greet you with open arms. We hope you’ll immediately feel at ease because it’s the Métis way!

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Smudge Ceremony & Sharing Circle

Each Sharing Circle is opened with a smudging ceremony to release negativity and open us to share our journey.

We smudge to clear the air around us and to cleans our minds so that we will have good thoughts. We smudge our eyes so that we will only see good things. We smudge our ears so that we will only hear good things. We smudge our mouths so that we will only speak of good things. We smudge our whole being so that we will only feel good things. Smudging prepares you for sharing in the circle, praying, sweat lodge, connecting with nature, and your higher being.

Michel sharing about his Métis sash.
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Explore Like a Voyageur

Get a glimpse of what it was like for voyageurs to traverse the land by snowshoe on the Whitemouth River in Treaty 3.

While exploring on snowshoe, your guide, Michel, will share history of the Métis, telling stories of growing up in Northern Manitoba. You’ll be invited to get cozy around the fire to cook bannock and drink wild harvested tea from the Agassiz Forest. Later, Michel will prepare a traditional Métis feast. Before bed, you can heat things up in the 90-degree sauna to sooth your body, mind, and spirit.

Awake to locally roasted coffee brewing, wild tea, fresh farm eggs, wood-fired sourdough, and hand crafted jam before you head out for the day.

Dates: January 27, February 3, 10, 24, March 2, 9

Includes: Snowshoe use, interpretive experience, bannock, wild tea, locally sourced dinner, 1 night accommodation, sauna, smudge ceremony and sharing circle.

Group Tour: $230 ea.
Youth (12-15): $195 ea.

Dress for the weather.

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Plant Walks

You are warmly invited to join in a native plant walk directed by Spirit Keeper who will guide an exploration of local plants, their meaning and uses.

We believe, all living beings (two legged), trees (one legged), animals (four legged), insects (creepy crawlies), plant kingdom, and everything else that exists on Earth has a spirit.

During your plant walk you will first be guided to a grounding experience to help you connect with the plant spirits. With a basket and journal in hand, we will walk the land and learn what plants are edible, when to harvest and how to eat. You will learn about medicinal plants used for tea, poultices and tinctures. You will take home your wild harvest.

2 Hour Immersive Experience
Rate:
$40 ea.

This event is outdoors, dress accordingly. Wild tea blends and our beautiful Moon Gate mugs will be available for sale.

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