Winter Solstice Ceremony

Morning Star Lodge will be in attendance of the Winter Solstice Ceremony, held on December 21st, 2018 at the All Nations Hope Network, Regina. The ceremony will begin at 9:00 a.m. with a pipe ceremony and will continue with ceremony, self-care appointments and a feast until 4:00 p.m. All communities are invited.

Winter Sol.jpeg

Morning Star Lodge Halloween Party

Morning Star Lodge got into the spirit of Halloween yesterday by throwing a party and potluck lunch. The festivities were also a celebration of Louise BigEagle, who will be moving to Calgary in the near future. Her hard work is greatly appreciated and Morning Star Lodge wishes her nothing but continued success.

Pictured l to r: Jaqueline anaquod, erin goodpipe, kayla watson-mcnab, dana hickey (on screen), sebastien lefebvre (On Screen), louise bigeagle, nicole akan, marlin legare.

Pictured l to r: Jaqueline anaquod, erin goodpipe, kayla watson-mcnab, dana hickey (on screen), sebastien lefebvre (On Screen), louise bigeagle, nicole akan, marlin legare.

Pictured l to r: Jaqueline anaquod, erin goodpipe, kayla watson-mcnab, dana hickey (on screen), sebastien lefebvre (On Screen), louise bigeagle, nicole akan, marlin legare.

Pictured l to r: Jaqueline anaquod, erin goodpipe, kayla watson-mcnab, dana hickey (on screen), sebastien lefebvre (On Screen), louise bigeagle, nicole akan, marlin legare.

Pictured l to r: Jaqueline anaquod, erin goodpipe, kayla watson-mcnab, dana hickey (on screen), louise bigeagle, nicole akan, marlin legare.

Pictured l to r: Jaqueline anaquod, erin goodpipe, kayla watson-mcnab, dana hickey (on screen), louise bigeagle, nicole akan, marlin legare.

Morning Star Lodge In the Community With Isaac Murdoch and Christi Belcourt

Morning Star Lodge was pleased to be out in the community on October 19th to meet Indigenous artists Isaac Murdoch and Christi Belcourt. Murdoch and Belcourt were at All Nations Hope in Regina, SK during a Canada-wide tour of Indigenous art. For this specific project, the artists were providing All Nations with a new mural meant as a homage to missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. For more information about Isaac, Christi, and their artwork please visit http://onamancollective.com/who-we-are/

Isaac and Christi working on the mural.

Isaac and Christi working on the mural.

Isaac providing a signature for the THunderbird Woman painting that is now hanging at Morning Star Lodge.

Isaac providing a signature for the THunderbird Woman painting that is now hanging at Morning Star Lodge.

Isaac Murdoch and Christi Belcourt with mural.

Isaac Murdoch and Christi Belcourt with mural.

Morning Star Lodge Staff with Isaac Murdoch, Christi Belcourt, and the All Nations Hope mural.

Morning Star Lodge Staff with Isaac Murdoch, Christi Belcourt, and the All Nations Hope mural.

National Indigenous Day Celebrations

National Indigenous Day took place yesterday, on June 21st, 2018. Morning Star Lodge was pleased to have been in the community to celebrate Indigenous culture, language, arts, and people. We present highlights from the events that were taking place in our communities and are proud to continue serving them with our research now and in the future. 

Highlights from the event the Victoria Park and City Square Plaza event, hosted by the City of Regina and Aboriginal City Employees. The event featured traditional arts, music, dance performances, and boutiques for attendees to purchase Indigenous arts and crafts. The event also featured an opening presentation from Morning Star Lodge's own Erin Goodpipe: 

 

Teepee on display in Victoria Park, Regina, SK. (1)

Teepee on display in Victoria Park, Regina, SK. (1)

Teepee on display in Victoria Park, Regina, SK. (2)

Teepee on display in Victoria Park, Regina, SK. (2)

Performances by the  Creeland Dancers  and  Dallas & Phil Boyer.  (1)

Performances by the Creeland Dancers and Dallas & Phil Boyer. (1)

Performances by the  Creeland Dancers  and  Dallas & Phil Boyer.  (2)

Performances by the Creeland Dancers and Dallas & Phil Boyer. (2)

Itinerary of the event and sponsorship considerations.

Itinerary of the event and sponsorship considerations.

Additional events hosted at  Casino Regina .

Additional events hosted at Casino Regina.

The other event that Morning Star Lodge staff attended was a community event held at Grassick Park, Regina, SK hosted by Circle ProjectReach, and the Indigenous Christian Fellowship. This free event for all included performances of traditional Indigenous dance, performances from Indigenous musicians for both traditional and non-traditional music, a free BBQ for all attendees, an Elder's village, and many other educational and family events to partake in. Below are some highlights of the event: 

 

Traditional Dance Performance. (1)

Traditional Dance Performance. (1)

Traditional Dance Performance. (2)

Traditional Dance Performance. (2)

Traditional Dance Performance. (3)

Traditional Dance Performance. (3)

Traditional Dance Performance. (4)

Traditional Dance Performance. (4)

Traditional Dance Performance. (5)

Traditional Dance Performance. (5)

Traditional drum-circle performance.

Traditional drum-circle performance.

A display of flag and musical performances from Indigenous musicians.

A display of flag and musical performances from Indigenous musicians.

Educational displays on Women's Traditional Dancing and the history of Treaty 4.

Educational displays on Women's Traditional Dancing and the history of Treaty 4.

Educational displays on the Métis people and culture.

Educational displays on the Métis people and culture.

We at Morning Star Lodge sincerely hope that every one had a happy and safe National Indigenous Day, and that Indigenous culture, language, arts, and people are continued to be celebrated now and in the future.