Man Alive My People, My Prayers

Man Alive My People, My Prayers

For generations, many First Nations people have rejected their own spiritual heritage in favour of strict Christian doctrine. But now young natives seeking their roots wish to incorporate the traditions of their ancestors into their Christian faith. Man Alive examines the ways in which native ritual is now being welcomed into the Christian church. Fundamental spiritual practices, such as the sweat lodge, like the confessional, are cleansing rituals bringing one closer to the Creator. Parishioners of Sacred Heart Church in Edmonton say traditional forms of prayer make the Catholic mass more relevant. Michel Paper, however, is an elder who believes God will be offended.

  • 1996
  • 00:24:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013
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