Tim Haywahe

On a rainy evening in August 2009 Tim Haywahe from Carry the Kettle First Nation in southern Saskatchewan led a group of Little Sisters through a tipi raising on the grounds of the First Nations University of Canada. During this process he talked to the girls about his traditional Nakota way of raising the tipi.

The photographs below are links to videos of the tipi raising.

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overview

Video 1: Overview of Tipi Raising

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Video 2: Rolling out the Canvas

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poles

Video 3: Lining Up the Poles

tying poles

Video 4: Tying poles to Form a Tripod

raising tripod

Video 5: Raising the Tripod Poles

forming tripod

Video 6: Forming the Tripod

adding poles

Video 7: Adding Poles

wrapping poles

Video 8: Wrapping the Poles

tying

Video 9: Tying the Rope

adding canvas

Video 10: Adding the Canvas

pinning canvas

Video 11: Pinning the Canvas

stretching canvas

Video 12: Stretching the Canvas

driving pegs

Video 13: Driving in the Pegs

more pegs

Video 14: More Pegs

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Video 15: Finished