Thursday, August 25, 2005

Visitor from Japan

My Uncle Pat called me to sweat on Thursday this week, instead of Friday. Apparently, they asked him to help out at the Spokane Powwow this weekend, so he would not have been able to sweat on Friday as he usually does.

We had a visitor from Japan visit our sweat tonight, a university professor by the name of Shingo. He read several books by Sherman Alexie and Gloria Bird while he was still in Japan, and wanted to see Wellpinit. Someone directed him to Pat and Thyra, and so he took a sweat with us. Uncle told him the story of the Hangman Creek song and compared that to the devastation at was all very moving.

After the sweat, Thyra made a delicious salmon dish, which we thoroughly enjoyed while we spoke of culture and spirituality.

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