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.
St. John's Native Friendship Center