Thursday, April 12, 2012

Medicine Wheel and Herbal Healing

 Jun 1 - Jun 3, 2012
 Fri 7:00 PM - Sun 1:00 PM

 Our land is our medicine.

Walk through the woods and fields gathering medicinal plants and making preparations. Participants will learn about the traditional healing properties of the plants and the cultural traditions which have been used by the Mi'kmaq people. You will have an opportunity to create your wn medicine pouch and follow the remedies that have been passed on through the generations.

 Program Cost: $370 ($225 tuition+$145 meals/accommodations)
 Please note that there may be some bursaries available, and if you tent or sleep off site, it will be cheaper. Contact the Centre for details about these options.
 Please register at least 2 weeks in advance to secure your place in this program.


Judy Googoo

Judy Googoo never visited a hospital while growing up in Baddeck and Wagmatcook. All her medicines were prepared by her mother and grandmother and passed on over time. Judy is an Elder who has been studying and cataloguing medicines from this region infusing her own experiences and practices with traditional knowledge.

 Judy is also an artist and makes jewelry which she sells at her log cabin shop on the reserve. She owns a variety of businesses and raises a wide assortment of animals including love birds, turkeys, goats and horses in her home in Wagmatcook.

 Trudy Watts

 Trudy is an avid gardener and herbalist. Tatamagouche Centre's Living Traditions Herb Garden, started by Trudy in 2006, expresses her interest in honouring cultural knowledge of medicinal plants.

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