Heather Frances , Levi Poulette


Sweatlodge

A sweatlodge is made of branches shaped in a form of a round house. It is covered with blankets and heavy rugs. In here you pray for your family and relatives. Sometimes we smoke a pipe. When you breathe your prayers go up to the Creator.

Sweatlodge is the symbol of a mother's womb. Women, men and children go in at different times. There is a fire keeper outside. Inside there is sweetgrass, sage, water, hot rocks, branches and sometimes fruit like berries. We pray, sing and eat too. It is very hot inside.

Honourable Mention
Heather Frances
Levi Poulette
Grade 5
Waycobah School

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