Aboriginal Education Directorate

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Smudging Protocol and Guidelines 2014

Smudging Protocol and Guidelines 2014

Smudging Protocol and Guidelines for School Divisions (Adobe Icon 161 KB)

Smudging is a tradition, common to many First Nations, which involves the burning of one or more medicines gathered from the earth. The four sacred medicines used in First Nations’ ceremonies are tobacco, sage, cedar and sweetgrass. The most common medicines used in a smudge are sweetgrass, sage and cedar.