End of mourning ceremony June 21

  • Jun. 8, 2005 10:00 a.m.

In honour of 10 years of work by the Repatriation Committees of Skidegate and Old Massett to bring all known Haida ancestors home from museums and institutions across North America, the community is invited to an “End of Mourning” ceremony.
This ceremony is held at a later date once a deceased loved one has been laid to rest. It officially ends the grieving and allows the spirit to continue on their journey to the Hlk’yaans XaaydaGaay (Spirit Land).
The ceremony will be in Skidegate Tuesday June 21 starting at 10 am with food burning and a mid-day feast in front of Iitl’xid Naay (House of Chiefs). This will be followed by a procession to HlGiiGwadaanaay (Skidegate Cemetary) for the unveiling of the ancestors’ memorial plaques at 1 pm and ending with a Mourning Feast and Ceremony at the George Brown Recreation Centre.
Please bring your own cups, plates, bowls and cutlery. For more information contact Andy Wilson at 559-8670.

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