(Daniel Salas/AQ)

St. Thomas University held Mid-Winter Celebrations from Feb. 3 to 5, which celebrates the sleep of Mother Earth, when snow covers the land as a blanket of protection and nourishment.

During this time of restoration, organizers honoured the femininity of the winter solstice and celebrated when life slows down.

The Aquinian’s photo editor, Daniel Salas, and several others stopped by the ceremonies.

Brochure for the Mid Winter Festival events celebrated from Feb. 3 to 5, 2023. (Daniel Salas/AQ)
The traditional welcoming of Wolastokuk was held at the Delta Hotel this Friday, Feb. 3, 2023. for Mid-Winter Celebrations. (Daniel Salas/AQ)
Food was offered as part of the welcoming of the Wolastokuk event on Feb. 2, 2023, held at the Delta Hotel in Fredericton. (Submitted: Emily Storey)
(Daniel Salas/AQ)
At the event a workshop for the making of a traditional Mawi’ Art Medicine Pouch, was held for any of the attendees. (Submitted: Emily Storey)
Final result for the creation of the Mawi’ Art Medicine Pouch, along with the brochure for the event. (Violet Armistead/AQ)