Walking Out Ceremony*

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Walking Out Ceremony*

  • 1987 ----- color ----- 26 min ----- vhs
  • The "Walking Out Ceremony" teaches the Cree Indian children of James Bay their traditional tribal duties. The ceremony begins with a child walking out of the teepee which symbolizes that child's entrance into the traditional tribal way of life and out of childhood. During the ceremony, a young boy will participate in a simulated hunt and/or a young girl will be taught to gather firewood and cook the food. At the feast following the ceremony, the whole community celebrates the beginning of each child's life-education. (Donated by the Department of Canadian Studies) (Restricted to use by institutions of learning within the State of Washington only)
  • Topics: (American Indian Studies, Anthropology: Cultural, Canadian Studies, Child Study, Family Life)