Lakehead opens new medicine wheel garden

October 18, 2017

Lakehead University has opened its new medicine wheel garden that Fort Williams Chief Peter Collins says is “a very inspiring moment for the university and also Fort William in partnership.” The garden features stone that Collins delivered from Fort William last month, and is intended to provide a welcoming place for students from all over the world. “You come from everywhere (and) you’re here on our territories and it’s an honour to have your presence,” says Tannis Kastern, a fourth-year Indigenous Learning student and Lakehead University Student Union Board of Directors member. “If you ever need to come and take a break, that is what this place is for. You don’t have to be Indigenous to come and utilize this space.” Anishinabek News