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medicine wheel

A physical location, deemed sacred by Native Americans, which is constructed by laying stones in a particular pattern on the ground.
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MEDICINE WHEEL

medicine wheel

A symbol used by Native Americans to represent wholeness and balance. The medicine wheel consists of a circle with four quadrants representing spiritual, mental, physical, and emotional planes of existence.
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The participants were encouraged to plan locations for taking photos relevant to each section of the Medicine Wheel.
Using a symbol such as the medicine wheel is an example of making STEM studies culturally relevant to American Indian students, says Mitchell.
The concept of the medicine wheel garden originated with the sacred medicine wheels found in Native American culture, so-called because they are patterned like a wheel, with a small inner circle, a larger outer circle, and spokes that connect them together.
The Medicine Wheel was made a national historic landmark in 1969 to preserve the prehistoric stone circle, which is about 80 feet in diameter, and the Forest Service oversees the landmark to "ensure that the Medicine Wheel and Medicine Mountain are managed in a manner that protects the integrity of the site as a sacred site and a nationally important traditional cultural property.
As a culturally familiar symbol, the medicine wheel embodies growth and development for aboriginal students.
MYSTERIES of the Medicine Wheel and its importance to Indians will be revealed at the next meeting of Seven Circles.
This social and universal whole, expressed by the Plains' tribes as "a medicine wheel or sacred hoop," is "dynamic and encompassing, including all .
Influenced by an American Indian depiction of a medicine wheel that represents life and has a bear as one of its four animals, she started buying old fur coats at Salvation Army shops.
You can discuss the medicine wheel and teach a game or craft to reinforce skills they learned.
Poonwassie and Charter (2001) go through indigenous symbolic cyclical interpretations of life and universal connectedness including The Medicine Wheel, The Wheel of Life, The Circle of Life, and The Pimaatisiwin Circle.
Words and phrases related to hockey were sorted into themes and organized into a medicine wheel format.
Koda dresses in a traditional fashion, with a loincloth, fringes on his boots and a medicine wheel around his neck.