I have been reading this book called "Roast Moose and Rosaries" written about Mary and Fred Courtorielle. Mary attended a Residential School and Fred was raised in the bush. Their experiences speak to the losses in the aboriginal families but some of it also speaks to some wonderful traditional activities that welcomed events.
Fred talked about a Spring and a Fall feast. In the Spring they would thank God for what they have. It's a wonderful traditional to have gratitude and thankfulness every day but to also welcome people to a feast that incorporates gratitude! Hiy Hiy