Aboriginal Infant Development

CEREMONY

In the fall of 2009 we had our first Baby blessing ceremony to welcome and bless the babies born into the community. To support the parents as a community we welcome and support them in bringing a new life into the community.

Elders welcome and introduce the babies to community and a feast follows the event. This is way not only to recognize and welcome new life but also to bring traditions back with singing, drumming and elder involvement by speaking on traditional beliefs and parenting styles.

Parent participation: 10