Diving to locate mistasiny on CBC’s As It Happens

Though blown up and sitting under 21m of water in Lake Diefenbaker, Mastaseni is still considered to be sacred (Photo:THE DIVING CENTER, SASKATOON)

Though blown up and sitting under 21m of water in Lake Diefenbaker, Mastaseni is still considered to be sacred (Photo:THE DIVING CENTER, SASKATO”ON)

“For hundreds of years, the site – a giant boulder known in Cree as mistasiniy marked a sacred meeting place in southern Saskatchewan. In 1966, government works blew it up. It stood in the path of a man-made lake that was to be created by a dam.

This isn’t just a piece of history. This site still is consecrated ground.”

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/wednesday-communism-monument-follow-up-angelina-jolie-effect-squirrel-whisperer-and-more-1.2903082/diver-finds-evidence-of-cree-sacred-site-that-was-destroyed-in-1966-1.2903059

The location of this sacred stone is among the sacred sites that Tyrone Tootoosis shared here  some time ago. His list and his photos can be found at http://creeliteracy.org/2014/04/28/cree-sacred-sites-tyrone-tootoosis/

About Arden Ogg

Arden Ogg is Director of the Cree Literacy Network, a not-for-profit in its seventh year of gathering and curating Cree language literacy materials on the web and creating connections between students, teachers, speakers and linguists across the Cree dialect-and-language continuum.
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