Sunrise Drum Ceremony

Gather before sunrise, along a waterway, or at a place of high altitude, depending on the time of year and area of gathering. As the sun rises, thanksgiving is offered to the creator in the form of sema, water and spirit plate. Drum songs are sung to acknowledge mother earth and connect everyone in attendance. Teachings are shared while the ceremony takes place and a meal is offered to those who participate.

Age group:
18 and up
Time frame:
1.5-3 hours
Route length:
3 km