"For many generations First Nations women had their own lodges, societies, and ceremonies. These women are celebrating the erection of the sacred moon lodge. The moon lodge was a place where women on their moon time retreated to pray and connect with their feminine gifts of sisterhood. The grandmothers would make sure all women had this time to say prayers, rebalance, and receive inner guidance. Through the reconnection with the life blood of creation women came out renewed and ready to better fulfill their roles as aunties, sisters, mothers, and partners. It was believed that the moon lodge was a vital part of the family, community, and nation."
~ Leah Dorian, Métis artist