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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) to upload to the Mindfulness page.
For the Semi-annual meeting our mindfulness activities are two types: cultural and general.
For our virtual convening, our host, Aaniiih Nakoda College suggested braiding sweetgrass. We’ll be providing sweetgrass and twine or yarn for 35 registrants to make their own sweet grass braids as a form of cultural mindfulness. In addition, we’ll be included a medicine pouch kit for you to make a 2”x4” medicine pouch. These materials will be included in your convening box.
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, such as a mindfulness fortune teller.
The paper activities (coloring pages and fortune teller) will be available in your materials packet as hardcopies, on the USB drive to print out more to share, as well as on the convening web page for downloading.
- 50 Ways to Take A Break by Karen Horneffer-Ginter
- Fortune Tellers
- Fortune Teller (Blank)
- Macramé Key Chain Instructions (PDF)
- Macramé Laptop Mat (PDF)
- Scandinavian Style Knotted Trivet (PDF)
- Sweet Grass and Sweet Grass Braids