UWS Medicine Wheel Welcome Ceremony

Updated: August 29, 2019 11:20 PM

This afternoon at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, a ceremony for the campus' Maawanji'idiwin Medicine Wheel was held for students, faculty, and community.

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At the ceremony, the symbolism, meaning and use of the Medicine Wheel was explained to all who attended. Maawanji'idiwin means "The Place Where We Come Together" and people of all ages, races, and creeds are meant to come together and see the the Medicine Wheel.

It was a great opportunity to learn about the Ojibwe culture and from those who are a part of the local indigenous community.

"It's crucial, not only for exposing people to world views and indigenous views of this country, but also to remind our students that the Ojibwe people are here. Their spirituality and their culture is very much alive and we need to have some representation and visibility for that," said Kat Werchouski, Assistant Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at UWS.

The Medicine Wheel was added onto the campus last year during Indigenous People's Day.

This year's Indigenous People's Day is on October 14th.

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