How The Spirit Moves

The Sacred Stone Lodge, or Sweat Lodge, is a place of healing and prayer. In this animated short film, we see the human beings who enter the lodge in their spirit form and the animal spirits who help them heal. The bear, eagle, and buffalo spirits share their gifts with the participants in the lodge. A song of thanks can be heard as we see the spirits in the lodge. In the music we hear – in Cree – thanks for the bear, for eagle, buffalo, and the children. This film was inspired by Albert Desjarlais who concludes the film sharing with viewers the need to respect the teachings and the sacred lodge. The filmmaker is thankful to Albert Desjarlais for his inspiring stories and for sharing his knowledge with her and also to Sherryl Sepegeham for sharing her creative talents and song in the film.

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