Migizii Agamik

MIGIZII AGAMIK (Bald Eagle Lodge)

Elders, staff, students, and visitors came together on Monday, March 21, 2011 which is the spring equinox, to witness an Anishinaabe Naming Ceremony for Aboriginal House at the University of Manitoba.

Mizhakwanigizhik/Nibitaygwanabe (Charlie Nelson) from Bizhiw Ododaimon (Lynx Clan) told us of a dream he had.  “I was standing with a little child on my left by the Mitig gwanabay (the main Tree in the middle of the Sundance Lodge), facing the west. We saw a big black cloud approaching the Sundance Lodge. Sticking out of the cloud were two yellow/orangey-looking talons (many times larger than life). There was a power and intensity from this event that could be dangerous to our physical being. It seemed obvious to me that the Thunderbird wanted me to see only part of her/him and that s/he lived inside of the clouds. Before the Thunderbird could bring destruction/physical disaster to us by her/his power, the Migizii (Bald Eagle) flew out of the cloud and over the Lodge. When the Migizii (Bald Eagle) flew out of the clouds and over the Lodge s/he brought peace and calmness - the calmness that this good place creates for students. When people come here, they’re coming out of that turmoil or storm of their life and of school. When they come here, they find that peace and calmness.”

 

Migizii Agamik (Bald Eagle Lodge) – The Bald Eagle calms those who are facing the challenges of a strong force.


 

Migizii Agamik brochure (402 kb, PDF)


Migizii Agamik Grand Opening
September 19, 2008

Thanks to everyone who attended our Grand Opening.  More information about the program can be found here.

Ribbon Cutting on June 20, 2008

 

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