Orange Shirt day., Sept. 30/19
Arabella sings Satcheedan in her classroom this morning after I read the Legend of the Dreamcatcher. The children were awesome. Many had worn their orange shirts honour the Residential school survivors. aAterwards they made their own dreamcatchers
Lots f fun doing an Interactive Musical Presentation with Shemique Blair's super cool and talented Grade 7 students at DDECS this afternoon, Mar.26/19
Beloved Kriya Yoga Master Paramahamsa Prajnanananda ji at the EPR Centre in Moose Factory during his Satsang, September 10, 2018
Singing my favourite 12th Century Hymn, "O Come O Come Emmanuel at the
"Blue Christmas Concert"
It was a real treat backing up some wonderful local singers as well. A magical evening in Moose Factory.
~Screen shot from the video by Clayton, December 21, 2017
A lovely evening was spent at the Carol Service on December 21st accompanying the Saint Thomas Choir. On a very cold Christmas eve I bundled up in my parka and ventured out to sing "O Holy Night."
Dec.2017 ~ photo Jean Wesley
~ Standing with Arjun, sister Rita, Clay, Vinod, Meena Bharat and Minnie.
Photo ~Bharat Bhaga
I have a special healing drum that was made and gifted to me by my husband Clayton. My mother-in-law Daisy sewed a beautiful cover for the drum and blessed it. I only play my drum on special occasions and this year was asked to sing O Canada in Cree at the Remembrance day Celebrations at DDECS, the First Nation School on the island. Clayton joined me on the "Hunter Drum" a powerful drum that was passed on to him as Headman of his grandfathers Traditional Land.
Clayton and i had a nice little jam at the "Pacha Indigenous Art Gallery " in Toronto with extraordinary Ecuadorian musician Marcos Arcentales and the brilliant James Bay Cree guitarist, Lawrence Cheechoo prior to a performance at "The Supermarket."
Photo- Violet Chum
Clay and I at the Cree Village Eco-Lodge Tea Room joined by Jesse Cote, lead and rhythm guitar, Marlon Cheechoo, lead guitar and Justin Grundy on drums. 2014.
Photo Julia Martens
~A Evening of Cultural Sharing ~
With the lovely sister Meena Bhaga, (our guest speaker) and her husband Vinod, Clayton, son Marlon and Minnie Sutherland at the screening of AWAKE, The life of Yogananda
J.R.Delaney Youth Centre, Moose Factory. October 11th, 2015.
Mellow Moods at The Cree Village Ecolodge showcasing wonderful performances by Nathan and Marlon Cheechoo, James and Daisy Cheechoo, Jesse Cote and Justin Grundy as well as Clay and I.
Photo_ Greta Malisi
We hosted Swami Amar Jyoti,a Sage from the Himalayas with an invite to visit our community in 2007.
Pictured here with Swamiji is our family and the Chakraburttys.
photo: Greg Williams, The Cree Village Ecolodge.
During his visit to Moose Factory in 2007, Yogiraj Swami Amar Jyoti gratiously extended an invitation for us to visit his Ashram, the Mahavatar Babaji Meditation Centre in Palampur India.
We travelled there in the summer of 2009 during Guru Purnima.
Our family is pictured here in the Yagna Shala.
Following satsang (spiritual discourse )with Swamiji we were asked to sing for those present. It was an unforgetable experience and very special for us. Clayton sang a chant in Cree and I sang my hymns.