By Ashley Berger.
In our Grade 7 Religious school class, we have been learning about different religions and cultures as part of our study of our own faith and traditions. We were fortunate to have the opportunity to hear Cheryle Jacobs from the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto speak about some aspects of her tradition.
Her focus was on the medicine wheel teachings, which represent so many aspects of life and our world including seasons, directions, colours, healing plants, life cycle events, and spiritual well being. Students were able to make many comparisons and connections between our traditions, including the First Nations belief in caring for and healing mother earth, which our students identified with tikun olam.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013. 7:30 p.m.
Have you worked with or for First Nations communities? In education, health, social services, arts or public policy? We are looking for congregants with previous experience and/or a current passion.
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