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"MEDICINE WHEEL OF OUR ANCESTORS"

In the shadow of the Canyon,

Lay the tears of our ancestors.

The medicine wheel of our buried past,

amidst the crevices are our long lost lives… 77 more words

Poetry

Historically, "medicine wheel" = teaching tool, not in and of itself a (sacred) object of worship

Again, credits go to Dawn Sillaby-Smith’s presentation at the Educating for Peace and Justice conference: Click the image for the full-length handout:

As the discussion revealed, not surprisingly, the elements in the 4 quadrants of the wheel are bundled differently across the American continent.

Indigeneity