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It's tempting verbal shorthand to say that the curmudgeons are "more secular," the ceremonialists "more religious." The analogy seems to ring so true: the curmudgeons reject everything "churchly," some of which the ceremonialists preserve.
The process for granting long-term loans was arrived at in consultation with a committee made up of ceremonialists from Alberta's three Blackfoot Nations..
Making offerings above Glen Canyon Dam presents a problem for many ceremonialists. Offerings to the Colorado River are meant for a free-flowing, living deity, but the dam has "tied up" the river above the dam.
I kept flipping the pages waiting for at least some reference to far more high-stakes cases involving the same issues as promoters tapped into the magnetic drawing power of First-Nations performers and ceremonialists at Banff and at the Calgary Stampede.