Visiting Elders Dan and Mary Lou Smoke

Date and Time

Location

Aboriginal Centre, 620 Gordon St. 

Details

Dan and Mary Lou Smoke are available at the Aboriginal Resource Centre to provide personal consultation, conversation, guidance and mentorship to First Nations, Métis & Inuit students and the campus community.

Mary Lou is very knowledgeable about the arts and traditional indigenous knowledge systems. She has been singing traditionally in many sacred ceremonies and lodges throughout North America. She also possesses great wisdom for women's teachings.

Dan has been working with traditional knowledge carriers from many Nations which include: Cayuga, Seneca, Oneida, Mohawk, Tuscarora, and Onondaga Nations of the Haudenosaunee. He has also been working with the Ojibway Medicine Man Isaac Day to learn the pipe and the fasting ceremonies. His knowledge of protocols for men and their roles and responsibility is one of respect for gender relations.

To book an appointment with Dan and Mary Lou email: elders@uoguelph.ca