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Sacred Fire Ceremony Video

In April 2022, as a way of celebrating the launch of the Smoke Signals Radio Show Archive, Dan and Mary Lou led a sacred fire ceremony at the Reflection Circle at King’s University College on the lands of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabek, Lūnaapéewak and Chonnonton Nations. During this special gathering, Dan and Mary Lou reflected on their work in media—particularly radio and print journalism—and discussed how sharing stories from Indigenous communities across Turtle Island became “a way of life” for them, as Dan has said. The video below records the Smokes’ reminiscences of their life’s work in Indigenous media as well as the celebration of the archive with friends and colleagues. 

Miigwech / Nia:wen / Thank you:

Kaluyuti Ninham (firekeeper)
Marnie Harrington
Carolynn Whitehouse
Marni Harrington
Paulette Rothbauer
Pauline Wakeham
John Turner
Amanda Finlayson
Joe Nikic
King’s University College for use of the Reflection Circle