Traditional morning prayers?

I love this as there are so many parallels to Neshnabek prayers when done right. I do this in the morning and select the appropriate prayers for that day and whatever it is I am doing for that day. We often seek for differences when we come together as a people, but I have spent my lifetime seeking similarities when traveling among other cultural groups. I am so glad my elders taught me to be accepting of others and I can understand why it is we had so many tribal groups living together where I grew up. I was surrounded by Bodewadmik, Ojibwek, Odawak, Menominik, Wimbyegok, and still others who often came for the ceremonies we held jointly.

It is good when brethren come together and worship the God of our desires and He is pleased when there is unity among the People of his Creation. I have so many happy memories of growing up among a people that were together and observed similarities instead of looking at our differences.

Iw enajmoyan ngom

Nin se Neaseno

Published by neaseno

I was born on Powers Bluff in Wood County, Wisconsin, into a traditional community of Neshnabek. I was raised speaking only native languages, and learned to speak English upon entering school at the age of 6. As of this writing, I am one of 5 remaining Heritage Fluent Speakers of Potawatomi.

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