Elder’s Meditation – Names

“Our Spiritual belief is that we were created as part of the land – so our identity, our names, and our songs
are all tied to the land.”

— Chief Roderick Robinson, NISGA’A

In the traditional way, the names of native people had great meaning. We even had naming ceremonies. The
naming of someone was very important and had great significance because it was tied to the Earth. The
identity of each member and the teachings of the songs were all tied to Mother Earth. We need to know these
teachings from our culture. This knowledge will help us heal the people.
My Maker, today help me find my identity.



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