Archives for 2006
Traditional Bush Medicines
Some medicine plants indigenous to this area – Joe Pye Weed, Boneset, Blue Gentian, Sweet Flag, Wild Blue Flag, Swamp Milkweed, Swamp Aster, Angelica, Marsh Marigold, Scouring Rush, Path Rush, Black Ash, Red-Osier Dogwood, Purple Avens, Cows Parsnip, Touch-Me-Not species, Mad-Dog Skullcap, Meadowsweet
Medicine Plants – Ononhkwasonha – in Mohawk: Maple Sap – Owahtaker, Tobacco – Oien’ kwa’ tónwe, Milkweed – kanon’ tinekens, Burdock – ohrhohtehktó: wa, Strawberries – ken’ niiohontésha, Sweetgrass – kahenttékon, Cedar – onen’ takwenhtèn:tshera Medicine Plants – Meshkikiiwangin – in Ojibwe: Pine – wingwaak, sumac – pakwaamesh, Wild cherry – bgoji zasiwemesh, Plantain – omakeebag, Elderberry – paashkiseganaak, Willow – seskobimesh, Seneca root – shkeegjeebkans
Turtle Teachings: Aboriginal Women’s Storytelling
In 2006, the Métis Women’s Circle organized a weekend event for all students, teachers, and social service organizations to participate in traditional storytelling. We were very proud to present authors, Lenore Keeshig-Tobias, Lee Maracle, and traditional Longhouse speaker, Christina Skye to present in their areas of expertise.
Over 120 persons attended this two day event at the Royal Botanical Gardens. A very special Remembrance Day ceremony was held to honour our WWII Metis war veteran, Joseph Clement who passed away in 2009. An honour song was sung to him at the event.