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  • I have two dreamcatchers hanging in my bedroom window. I used to have a third, but I gave it to my niece when she started having nightmares.

    I got all three from a nearby Native community. I used to go and sing for them every year at Christmas time. The dreamcatchers were gifts from them, thanking me for my presence.

    My favorite was made by one of the little girls in the community. The weaving of the gut is slightly uneven and imperfect, but beautiful in my eyes.

    I like to think that it catches the best dreams - the ones with the most hope, and the most promise...


    A video of some of the Delaware community at Moraviantown, Ontario, singing in their aboriginal language, Munsee:
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