Before we launched we had an opportunity to spend time with the Lutselk’e First Nations people. They gave us a feast of musk oxen, moose, and fish and gave us a welcoming and safe journey ceremony. They spoke of connecting with the land and the land giving you what you need.
I found the drumming circle particularly powerful as we all went around the circle and made our peace with the fire as individuals but came together as an entire group.
Here one of the elders was blessing us with sage and wishing us a safe journey.