Native Elder Vern Harper At Sacred Ojibway Site – Dreamer’s Rock

I went with my friend, native elder and holy man Vern “Asin” Harper to a reserve in northern Ontario a few days ago. Vern’s granddaughter had just died at the age of 29 and we were there to help with the funeral. While we were at the reserve we visited…

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On Canada’s 143rd birthday

Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding. – Albert Einstein If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another. If you wish to know that you are safe, cause another to know that they are safe. – The Dalai Lama, September 2001 Peace is not the destination.…

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At A Sweat Lodge With Native Elder Vern Harper

Well known as the “Urban Elder”, Vern “Asin” Harper is a native Cree spiritual elder and medicine man living in Toronto. A descendent of two hereditary chiefs, he is a fifth generation grandson of chief Mistawasis and a sixth generation grandson of chief Big Bear, who fought the last battle between the…

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