A short film about about the gesture of braiding, as it relates to our connection with ourselves, our spirits, and our original mother, Mother Earth.
Braiding represents a connection of the mind, body, and spirit--of the past, present, and future--of needs, wants, and desires--of above, below, and centre--etc.When we braid, we connect ourselves to the world around us, and honor our bodies by keeping this connection. All of this also applies when we braid sweetgrass--one of our four sacred medicines.
Our medicines help keep us well, and through this relationship, we have a role to take care of the land that we live on. She feeds us, cares for us, gives us shelter, etc. Without this relationship, we cannot survive. It is so important that we honor this relationship, and be mindful of how we are taking care of the land. We must always be moving towards creating balance, and connection, between ourselves, our families, our communities, and our nations with the land we live on.