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Waaywayeyaa Gitikan / Circle Garden
Dr. Heather Robinson, a science teacher at WAEC, envisioned a Medicine Wheel garden several years ago.
We began planning in earnest after a meeting in October 2007.
An intensive collaborative process followed involving students, staff and
neighbours, all guided by Dave Courchene Jr., who accepted tobacco to act as
our guiding elder.
Sustainability is woven throughout the Aboriginal belief system. It is said that
in whatever you do, be mindful of the effect on not only the next generation,
but the the effect on the seventh generation – our great-grandchildren’s great-grandchildren’s
great-grandchildren’s children. And with that consideration, we
proceeded mindfully in the development of all aspects of the garden.
Moving forward, as we use the garden for our many celebrations and sacred ceremonies, we will post photos and descriptions as we share this space, for which we are truly grateful.
Heart Garden, 2017