Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre Inc. Youth Programs

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At Ma Mawi, it was important to us to educate people about what smudging is, why people smudge and the different types of medicines there are that are used to smudge with.

Smudging is a ceremony in which individuals and/or groups of people gather in a circle to cleanse or purify themselves with the smoke of burning medicines: Sage, Cedar, Sweet Grass, Tobacco. Most commonly these are intended to cleanse the body, mind, heart and soul of negative energy to carry participants in the next steps in a good way. There is no right or wrong way to smudge.

Our youth plan to work on changing school policy to allow us to smudge.

National Indigenous Peoples Day - June 21

Across Canada, youth are coming together in celebrating Indigenous culture and building more inclusive communities.