Parks Canada no longer charging fee for sweat lodge ceremonies
Parks Canada will no longer charge a fee for sweat lodge ceremonies it offers at a national historic site in Manitoba.
The sweat lodge is a purification ceremony usually conducted by an elder or someone who has been taught strict spiritual protocols. In order to take part, people usually make an offering of tobacco or cloth to the person conducting the ceremony.
But Parks Canada was advertising sweat lodge ceremonies on three dates this summer, at a price of $59.50 per person. The ceremonies are to take place at the Lower Fort Garry National Historic site, near Selkirk, Man.