The use of the matutishan (or sweat lodge) is directly related to the quest for energy, both physically and spiritually.
1:56 min. - The use of the sweat lodge, or matutishan, is an Innu strategy for increasing energy. It’s a place of energy in which we ask the mineral world for help to purify ourselves, or eliminate anything not useful to our quest for energy.
By a pile of rocks worn down by fire and a circular tent near the forest, an elder explains the rudiments and rules of the sweat lodge to a group of children sitting near the fire.
Music - Réal Mckenzie