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 attendees share their mindfulness activities by taking a picture of their work and emailing it to Tracy ( to upload to the Mindfulness page.

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

Cultural Mindfulness

Mindfulness is being in the present moment with a conscious awareness of thought and feeling. Culturally, when gathering, cooking, or creating, it is important to have an awareness of your emotional state to ensure that you are putting good thoughts and feelings into what you are doing.

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.

The paper activities (coloring pages) will be available in your materials packet as hardcopies, on the USB drive to print out more to share, as well as below for downloading.

Downloadable content

Breathe Coloring Page

Cree’s Original Coloring Page

Eagle Coloring Page

NLCC Coloring Page