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The Four Invitational Blessing of the Water Ceremonies at

Battle River, Maskwacis:

1st Ceremony was held April 21st, 2012

2nd Ceremony was held April 27th, 2013

3rd Ceremony was held May 10th, 2014

This is the magical world where it all takes place--Roy and Judy Louis’ home, which has to be one of the most serene and peaceful places on Mother Earth.


With the Battle River on its left and the expanse of the Alberta Plains surrounding it, this little farm is an oasis full of beauty and peace.


This is where the Teepees were raised on May 10, 2014 and the third of four Invitational Water Blessing Ceremonies was performed. This special water Ceremony had not been conducted by the Samson Cree in 65 years prior to the first Ceremony in 2012.


The Invitational Celebration is sponsored by ALL the Association for Life-Wide Living of Alberta Battle River Health Network.


In the spirit of inclusivity and Oneness, we are sharing these Invitational Ceremonial Celebrations with the world through words and photographs on this site.

The Samson Cree Nation is one of four Cree Bands that are inhabiting the Reservation known as Maskwacis in Alberta, Canada. This is the Band that sponsored the Water Blessing Ceremony and the Celebration of Art, Culture and Landscape on Battle River.

As you drive into Maskwacis, you see this Samson Cree Nation Logo built into the tile on the side of one of the buildings. You also see a wonderful display of Cree culture as it’s painted all over their homes making this a Home Page, quite literally.

This photo shows Naming Flags tied to trees designated to hold the energy of the sacred naming Sweat Ceremony in which a member of the Cree Nation receives his/her Cree name from the Grandfather and Grandmother Spirits. These Naming Flags can be seen in various places on the Reservation.


Two very grateful and fortunate people were adopted and named in a Sweat Ceremony conducted by Joey Defchampf prior to the first sacred day of blessings and celebration, April 21, 2012. They were Grace Sylke and Dr. James Hardt of the Biocybernaut Institute. You can read more about that incredible event on “The Feast, Fashion Show and Festivities” page in the menu.

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Thank You for visiting We Are Cree. Please check back with us soon as the pages describing the 2014 Water Blessing Ceremony that took place on May 10th will be ready to share.  We would love to have you join the Celebration.  And remember to join ALL for only $25 a year.

Feeling the expansion of the open Alberta Prairies where the skyscapes never quit and the heavenly clouds beckon. This is the road to Hobbema.

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4th Invitational Ceremony will be held June 6th, 2015

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Watch for the page coming soon describing the May 10th, 2014 Ceremony and Activities. It was full of wonderment, community and sharing..