Prairie Spirit Connections Inc.

Tending The Fire

The primary focus of Tending The Fire is to assist Fathers by offering programs and services to help them reconnect with their traditional and cultural heritage, as well as helping with life's barriers while preparing them for a holistic healing journey.  Prairie Spirit Connections Inc. offers a variety of programming in Tending The Fire through cultural teachings and ceremonies along with individual counseling and group education support.  The staff at Prairie Spirit Connections Inc. treats the participants with kindness and care as we honor the integrity of each person. We use a strength-based approach building on the positive strengths that the participants have.

The traditional concepts of respect and sharing that form the foundation of Native American Way of life are built around the Seven Sacred Teachings.  Each teaching honors the basic virtues needed to complete a full and healthy life.  Each law is embodied by an animal to underscore the point that all actions and decisions made by man are manifest on a physical plain.  The animal world taught man how to live close to earth; the connection that has been established between the animal world and that of a man has instilled a respect for all life in those who follow the traditional way.   

Some areas of cultural teachings and ceremonies covered through Tending The Fire are:

  • The seven sacred teachings 
  • Smudge 
  • Pipe Ceremony 
  • Medicine wheel 
  • Drum and Song 
  • Sweat Lodge 
  • Medicine Picking 
  • Talking Circle 
  • Tipi Teachings 
  • Healing Ceremonies 
  • Cultural Protocols 
  • Sacred fire

Areas of Support: 

  • Drug Education 
  • Triggers and Coping Skills 
  • Domestic Violence 
  • Grief and Loss 
  • Healthy Relationships 
  • Anger 
  • Self-Esteem 
  • Emotions 
  • Co-Dependency 
  • Conflict Resolution 
  • Communications 
  • Parenting