Hello everyone.... On this day 4:00am my father Fred Roan left us, it's been a tough road to walk since. A year later Our Chief Fred's older brother Chief Wayne Roan left us.
In our hearts they will forever stay. We continue to carry on their teachings. God knows it isn't easy.
Bless these two souls and lead them to where they are supposed to go.
Forever in Our Hearts.❤ Wishing you all a blessed day. #SoulNeverDies
To be a true 'WARRIOR' you must learn from the Nâpehkâsoweyinew ᓈᐯᐦᑳᓱᐁᐧᔨᓀᐤ - A warrior Or brave, i.e.: used when referring to an older person(s).
Onâpehkâsoweyinis ᐅᓈᐯᐦᑳᓱᐁᐧᔨᓂᐢ 'A Young Warrior' must learn from our Musom(s) and Kukom(s), elder(s), Knowledge-holder(s). #notinikewiyiniw 🙏🙏🙏 Okimaw said to his people; "Believe in Kisemanito" that's why we have ceremony; to pray and acknowledge everything in existence. ᑭᔭᒼ #Kiyam
To be a true 'WARRIOR' you must learn from the nâpehkâsoweyinew ᓈᐯᐦᑳᓱᐁᐧᔨᓀᐤ - A warrior Or brave, i.e.: used when referring to an older person(s).
Onâpehkâsoweyinis ᐅᓈᐯᐦᑳᓱᐁᐧᔨᓂᐢ 'A Young Warrior' must learn from our Musom(s) and Kukom(s), elder(s), knowledge-holder(s). #notinikewiyiniw
In 1969, founding members of Mountain Soul approached various elders such as Windyboy, Wolfchild, Sam Windyboy, and Shade and his singers, in Cardston,... Alberta, and received traditional teachings relating to the original powwow ceremonies. Mountain Soul Singers – (Cree) Northern Style: (Smallboy Singers)
Drummers and Singers:
Fred Roan, Ian Roan, Ira Roan, Dale Zorthian, Reinhart Roan, Shevlin Roan, Ryne Roan, Laze Roan, Fred B. Roan, Skywind Roan, Bowdrie Roan, Daniel Roan, Craig Roan, and Wayne Roan Jr.
Mountain Cree Camp, AB.
In the beginning, the founders of Mountain Cree Camp formally named (Smallboy Camp) lived in canvas tents. A man from Maskwachis, Alberta named Lazarus Roan had a vision to take his family out of the modern world of crime, abuse and addictions; to preserve the traditional teachings, ceremonies, and Cree culture.
When Lazarus left, he had followers and one of the followers was the present Chief at that time of Ermineskin. Chief Robert Smallboy and his eldest son Joe Smallboy who left with Lazarus Roan; Robert then lost his rights as chief of Ermineskin, because he told the Ermineskin band he would not be returning.
When the group of men left Ermineskin, the first place they went was Kootaney plains; but they couldn't stay because it was a national park, so they continued further into the mountains. They finally came to an open field; it was exactly what “Lazarus” had version, a place surrounded by the grandfathers (Mosums), where they became settlers.
The sacred lands became a place of ceremonies, and because of Chief Smallboy the camp became known as “Smallboy Camp”; with Chief Smallboy’s knowledge for politics and Lazarus Roan’s knowledge and vision of living a traditional way of life, Smallboy camp was born and later became known as Mountain Cree Camp.
Awhile after the passing of Chief Smallboy, the elders of camp gave Wayne Roan chieftainship, he then became the leader of the community. Each year, the community of Mountain Cree, AB. continues to practice the traditions and culture that were handed down.
In 1969, founding members of Mountain Soul approached various elders such as Windyboy, Wolfchild, Sam Windyboy, and Shade and his singers, in Cardston, Alberta, and received traditional teachings relating to the original powwow ceremonies.