Traditional Medicines: Memorial as a place for Aboriginal knowledge to take root.

Lay Summary 

Community members were asked to join us and witness as Marc Dugas, a Traditional Knowledge Teacher and pipe carrier, led us in the ceremonial planting of Traditional medicines at the Botanical Garden. Traditional medicines (including sage, cedar, sweet grass, and tobacco) were planted at Botanical Garden following the protocols specified by the Aboriginal community. This event was a partnership between the Aboriginal Resource Office at Memorial University, MUN Botanical Garden, and the St. John's Native Friendship Center. The event helped fortify the bridge between academia and the wider community, and it created a space where all learners can safely learn about the usefulness of Traditional medicines.

Departments 
Student Affairs and Services
MUN Botanical Garden
Funding 
Quick Start Fund For Public Engagement
St. John's Native Friendship Center
Communities 
St. John's
Locations 
Newfoundland and Labrador
Canada
Themes 
Aboriginal Peoples
Agriculture
Arts, Culture & Heritage
Cultural integration
Engagement
Start date 
19 Jul 2016