Feels like home’: Mohawk and Cree collaborate on teepee project – CBC

Dec 14, 2022

A place for Cree patients and others to gather, cook traditional food in Kahnawake

For Maggie Brien and her mom Elizabeth, it is very clear how much Maggie’s son Elias loves spending time at a new cultural space in Kahnawake, Que., near Montreal.

And while he can’t share his excitement with words, Elias finds other ways.

“He really likes coming here. He knows now where we are heading … when we get off the highway, he immediately … gets excited,” said Maggie, who is from the northern Quebec Cree community of Mistissini.

“Sometimes you can hear him laughing,” said Elizabeth. “He knows that he’s going to see people here. He knows that he’s going to see other kids too.”

A special feast and dedication was held Friday in Kahnawake for a unique, cross-cultural project called the Mohawk-Cree Teepee. Two permanent, hard-walled teepees have been built on Mohawk land near Montreal.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/cree-teepee-patients-traditional-mohawk-kahnawake-mistissini-waswanipi-1.6684691

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