The Braided River

15. Stone Blessing Pouch (Tundra Tale)

STONE BLESSING POUCH (tundra tale) You have already met the tale of Lyuba’s coat. This is another piece of that story, about a prayer that travelled northwards, and then still further north, far more north that we could have dreamed when this tale began. A pouch was birthed by one Arctic woman living in one […]

5. Lyuba’s Coat (Tundra Tale)

LYUBA’S COAT (tundra tale) This is a story about Lyuba. I first met Lyuba in Russia many years ago at a festival of indigenous northern peoples where I was performing songs with Siberian friends. She was part of a small group of reindeer herders who had travelled a great distance from the Arctic tundra region […]