Cheyenne ,you are now old enough to go on the vision quest
A Special Meeting Location
Thank you creator for everything that you've created and provide me with
Fasting and Prayer
I hope my spirt animal arrives soon
According to the Shaman,Cheyenne, a young Aboriginal girl, had finally come of age to complete he revision quest.This ritual is an important and intense part of native culture and signifies acceptance and coming age for Aboriginal teens
The Arrival of the Sprit Helper
Before Cheyenne can mark on her vision quest.she must be purified in a sweet lodge ceremony.In this ritual,Aboriginal people are cleansed through sweating and praying in the hot sweet lodge while passing around the sacred pipe as a symbol of unity.
The Return Home
In order for Cheyenne to see her spirit helper or receive vision and voices that may guide her ,she must fast and pray for few days with little water to remain sensitive to these sprits
The Elder Interpretation
After days of prayer and fasting ,cheyenne finally sees her spirit animal ,which is a Goat.The goat represents freedom,determination, travel and passion
Cheyenne returns home to tell the shaman her spirt animal so he can interpret
Cheyenne returned to tell the Shawman about the spirt animal she saw .As a result ,she was now seen an adult in her community and renamed after her spirt animal Takahkatim'' meaning horse in cree.