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Within the Lodge of Sacred Relations

This feature length documentary brings light to Ryan’s extraordinary journey of reclaiming his indigenous heritage and creating sacred spaces for indigenous and non-indigenous peoples to discover healing, belonging, and the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation. The film also brings awareness to the ravages of colonization on Turtle Island, North America, and its intergenerational effects on indigenous peoples and their communities.

The context is a gathering of Narrative therapists and community workers who invite Ryan to lead them in indigenous ceremonies and healing circles.

This sets the stage for stories to do their magic and transport everyone to new awareness and awakenings.

In a world that is torn by division and strife, this film offers new possibilities for people of diverse cultures and faith traditions to come together in the spirit of curiosity and openness, create a community of sacred relations, and take a stand against injustice.

Patricia A Burke is a psychotherapist, author, educator turned filmmaker. I am an older adult member of the LGBTQ+ community and have a life-long commitment to equality, inclusion, diversity, and social justice for all. My first documentary short, A Different Kind of Trash Talk, won 32 awards and honors at festivals and award events.

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