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The Mackinaw Area Historical Society will be hosting a
on Sunday, October 16, 2016 from 2:00-4:00 PM at the Pavilion at Heritage Village.

The Ghost Supper is a Native American Ceremony that is observed in the fall.  It is a traditional time of remembering and honoring deceased loved ones and relatives through the offering of food and tobacco (semaa) at a community meal.  The tobacco is offered to the spirit fire, in honoring our ancestors at this gathering!  While a food plate is prepared to feed the ancestor's at the spirit fire.

The Ghost Supper shares elements of All Souls Day (November 2) and Mexico's Day of the Dead (November 1- November 2) and Halloween.  Join us to honor and remember those loved ones who have passed on by bringing a favorite dish of an ancestor to share, drumming and singing, feed the sacred fire with tobacco and adding food to the Spirit Plate.  "This custom has been practiced for as long as the Anishinaabe (Odawa, Ojibwe and Potawatomi) have lived in Michigan." said Gennie Morgan, a Native Elder specializing in Ojibwe traditions, the Medicine Wheel and drumming.  Please bring a dish to share, your table setting and we will provide cider and water, the sacred fire, the drumming and songs. 

This is an outdoor event so please dress accordingly.

Heritage Village is located at 1425 W Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701, approximately 1.5 miles west of downtown Mackinaw City.

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