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, launched in 2010 with the goal of creating Cree language literacy materials suitable for use by learners of all ages.
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