Vision quest

Vision quest

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  • Introduction/Meeting with Shaman
  • Goodluck and have fun Akama!
  • Sacred Place- Golden Deer Lake
  • Fasting and Prayer
  • Akama is finally old enough to go on and take part of his vision quest. After talking with the shaman. He will go on a long silent journey for 72 hours, where he will see a spirit that will show him the way and teachings. He now sails off to Golden Deer Lake.
  • The Vision
  • Akama was sent to go to Golden Deer Lake, a very sacred place to his tribe. It is believed that the great spirit of Kamaka rest on this lake. The spirit is known to bring great dreams and fortunes to Akama's fellow tribe members. Only Akama tribe has permission and blessing to fish here.
  • The return home
  • Welcome home Akama
  • During this 72 hour vision quest. Akama can not eat anything or speak anything. This is time for him to pray in silent and connect with himself and with the spirits.
  • Interpretation
  • After the 72 hours, he see's a vision of a whale. The whale told him to become a protector and a traveler of water. Akama was not sure what this vision meant. As the whale stayed with him for awhile. 
  • After a very long journey back from Golden Deer Lake. Akama finally returns home but his journey is not done yet. He must still talk with the elder to truly understand what his vision meant and what he must do now.
  • Akama is finally done his journey. After talking with the elder he finds out that whales are protectors of waters and represent sea travel. Through this Akama learns that he must help protect the sacred lake, from anybody who tries to ruin it. He also finds out that his name Akama also means "Whale" in many cultures.
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