This afternoon, Sacred Circle members took a break from their work. Some people from remote communities went shopping at Wal-Mart. Others travelled out to see petroforms or walked down to the river for canoeing.

A group of young people (and the young at heart) went body surfing at the Pinawa Dam. Wearing helmets and life jackets they braved the waterfalls, and were sometimes submerged underwater for several long seconds. It was a powerful exercise in facing fears and taking risks, said one member.

“The break was a real treat to refresh our spirits,” said another memory keeper (who stayed on land). “Maybe next time we could do this mid-week.”