The night after the burial we were invited to a Home Blessing and House Warming. Blessings haven`t been done in years, says a local Haida woman. Few people have moved into new or remodled homes.
This is Lilly...she presided over the burial, the House Blessing and will be taking care of the Burial Ceremony...which happens today.
Haida women are so beautiful
Wayne`s siter Ina...weaving a cedar hat for her grandaughter.
Sharon wasn`t cleaning..she was giving me shopping orders. The Welcome dinner was being made...welcome for out of town people...and we have been around long enough to be seen not as from away...so, we were making a couple dishes for supper. Ten people have arrived this afternoon, from out of town...so, the family gathers to welcome them.
And 40 crab to be cleaned. Along with I have no idea how many salmon cooked, and chicken wings and salads and a huge pot of potato au gratin..that was Divine, if I may say so....
And today...Friday..is the Death Ceremony, that begins at 5pm.