chapter  8
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Elder teachers gather at Manitou Api, Manitoba: igniting the fi re, gathering wisdom from all nations

WithRosemary Christensen, Lisa M. Poupart

Igniting the Fire: Gathering the Wisdom of all Nations, an oral traditional gathering organized by David F. Courchene, Jr., NeegoneeAki Innini, Ojibwe Healer from Sagkeeng Ojibwe First Nation Manitoba according to instructions given by Elders and occurring in Manitoba in four-year cycles,1 is a living, continuing example of oral tradition and Elder epistemology; that is, a way of knowing. The Gathering provides opportunities for oral traditional teaching and learning as well as the basis for oral research.