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The people behind the sacred pipe ceremony in Dettah, N.W.T.

The sacred pipe ceremony used to be a well-known healing tradition among many Indigenous peoples, but was dampened by colonization. The pipe represents life; the ceremony is about taking back that life or culture. A group of elders wants to rejuvenate the ceremony for that very reason.

Elders bring specially made pipe across country to perpetuate healing among Indigenous peoples