The definition of mindfulness is being in the moment. In ceremony, we align our thoughts and emotions positively to ensure strong prayers and good outcomes for those we pray for. Language is a ceremony of healing, and we take the time to acknowledge that language and culture are medicine. These activities are physical manifestations of our thoughts, emotion, and prayers for the revitalization of our languages. 

We ask that the registrants share their mindfulness activities by taking a picture of their work and emailing it to Maria ( or Cree ( to upload to the Mindfulness page.

For the Semi-annual meeting our mindfulness activities are two types: cultural and general.

Cultural Mindfulness

For our virtual convening, we’ll be providing bead making kits and polymer clay for all registrants to make their own beads and buckskin to sew the beads upon as a form of cultural mindfulness. A candle as well as a mini-sage stick is included in your package.

General Mindfulness

For general mindfulness, to help those that enjoy or use doodling as part of being in the moment, we’ll be providing pages designed by Cree Whelshula for coloring.

Another way to stay in the moment is to fold paper or weave or tie knots in yarn or rope.  For folding paper, you will find a mindfulness fortune teller. To weave or tie knots, we have a macramé key chain kit.

The paper activities (coloring pages and fortune teller) will be available in your box as hardcopies, on the USB drive in your box to print out more to share, as well as on the convening web page for downloading. 

The clay, buckskin, and key chain materials will be included in your convening box. Links to instructional videos will be located under the Mindfulness page on the website along with hard copy instructions in your box.