Medic­i­nal Heal­ing

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Me­gan El­iz­a­beth Benoit at­tends Lord Tweedsmuir Sec­ondary School in Sur­rey, Bri­tish Colom­bia. This piece of art, done with acrylic and ink on can­vas, is an ab­stract in­ter­pre­ta­tion of the medicine wheel: “While one can­not erase the tur­moil and pain that the Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple have ex­pe­ri­enced — and still ex­pe­ri­ence to this day — one can at­tempt to sew it back to­gether through rec­on­cil­i­a­tion,” says Benoit. “The medicine wheel rep­re­sents four main con­cepts: phys­i­cal­ity, emo­tion­al­ism, men­tal­ity, and spir­i­tu­al­ity. Th­ese core con­cepts have been tar­nished, and they will never be the same as be­fore. But one can hope that even­tu­ally it will heal, leav­ing only a scar, in­stead of the gap­ing gash left within the cul­ture.”

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