Advisory committee presents plans for Indigenous Gathering Circle – Wellington Advertiser

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Advisory committee presents plans for Indigenous Gathering Circle – Wellington Advertiser

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 202220 Views

June 22, 2022

ABOYNE – What began as a simple request from the county’s Indigenous Advisory Committee (IAC) for space to grow sacred medicines has evolved into a plan for an Indigenous Gathering Circle on two acres of county-owned land at the Wellington Place Campus here.

The IAC had asked the county for land to plant four medicines – tobacco, cedar, sweetgrass and sage – for ceremonial use in county matters.

“We were running out of medicines; our own personal stashes were getting used up in order to help further this work,” said IAC member Colleen Brunelle, who is also a county employee and a member of the Métis Nation of Ontario.

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