Sunday, November 06, 2005

First Snow

It's a little after 1:00, and I just got home from the Spokane Indian Reservation. I sing every year at the first snow and serve our traditional Indian foods. This year I served huckleberries, white camas, deer stew, baked salmon, black moss, and "Indian Ice Cream." After dinner, we sang until late and prayed for our new road this coming year. I once heard an elder from Canada say that the snow covers our tracks from the previous year and makes everything new. I tend to agree.

As we finished singing, we went outside and the ground was covered in white, so it turns out I sang right on time. I'll sing again as the snow melts and gives way to spring.

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