Updated: Feb 21, 2020
An Elders Words
Since I was a child the smell of hide always awakened something inside of me. I can’t quite pinpoint exactly it was but I do know it brought comfort; perhaps my DNA understood this better than I.
I have read that our ancestors looked at moccasins as a symbol of protection and acceptance, a sign of strength when worn into battle.
At some point in our lives we all experience battles; whether it be abuse, addiction, mental illness, even depression. Whatever our battles, it’s important to understand that we are not alone.
So, as we gather here at “The Mountain View Moccasin House”, we want everyone to feel comfort in knowing that we are in a safe and protected space...a sacred space to share our stories, our knowledge and our battles. (Michalko, 2019)