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YOUR NAME AND COLOURS


Everything in Creation has a name. When we receive our spirit name, we know who we are in Creation. We are able to identify ourselves when we communicate with the spirit of each thing in Creation.

When you have your spirit name, which may be referred to as you Indian name or simply as your name, your communication with the spirit world is strengthened. When the spirits that we talk to and have been given to us hear our name, they see everthing about us.

Elders and Healers say that when your spirit comes to this world, your name and your colours follow you to the spirit door.

Spirit names are said to be ancient and some of these names are the names of our ancestors.

It is never too late to get your spirit name and colours. The spirits wait for you to come to them for a name. The Traditional people recognize that because of what has happened in our communities historically, many of us don;t know the teachings and they will wait for us to come to them

Today, we can offer tobacco to a Traditional Healer, Elder or Medicine Person who has the ability to call names and colurs through the spirit dorr. We can also seek our name through the shaking tent ceremony. The person we ask to give us our name may use special songs to call on our name and colours

Your webmaster, director of Métis Community Development Corporation and president of Métis Transit Ltd is Ojibway and has also received his spirit name. It is LIGHT BLUE SKY - Translated to English.