Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Merry Christmas and Solstice (Miyo Manito Kisikaw)
Given the mild weather I am going to try and get my silhouettes of the winter stories set up outside and to tell the whole story out there. It has been too cold the past few years for this. I want to get them set up each with a candle behind them so that we can walk through the story. I still need to prepare replacement lambs as they have gotten lost. Otherwise we are aiming for simple. We are planning for an indigenous meal with wild rice, salmon and berries.
Thinking ahead to the new year, I am going to try and decolonize our food. This one scares me a lot but I think it is time. I have written previously about my fear of starvation and my inner Witigo and all the resources I have found to support this reclaiming of food. I need to do this for me and my family but food is comfort and changing ideas about comfort will be challenging. Have you undertaken this task? What have you learned?