Sunshine Hospital recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
SUNSHINE Hospital has joined in on the celebration of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a traditional smoking ceremony held on the hospital grounds.
The smoking ceremony - a way of creating a lifelong bond between people or of spiritually cleansing people when entering an unknown country - was part of last week’s NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) Week celebrations.
More than 200 teens from across Canada gathered at the University of Winnipeg for a youth summit on Sunday.
They talked about issues that impact their lives, including education, employment, crime and health.
Their ideas will be passed on to aboriginal leaders.
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