The medicine or sacred wheel symbolizes many things in Dakota culture. (Screenshot)
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‘Celebrating Longevity’ features Native American, Hispanic and Korean traditions
by Scott O’Neill | Presbyterian News Service LOUISVILLE — To help congregations prepare for Older Adult Week, which starts Sunday, the Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network (POAMN) presented the first of three webinars as part of its Celebrating Longevity Around the World series. The webinars are focused at looking at different cultures as a way to learn more about how to honor and value older adults. Thursday’s webinar was titled “The Circle of Life,” and featured speaker Fern Cloud, a citizen of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota Oyate, on the Lake Traverse Reservation in Agency Village, South Dakota. The Circle of Life has been referred to as a medicine wheel, or sacred circle, by the Dakota Oyate nation and others for generations. It’s used for health and healing and as a tool for learning and teaching. It symbolizes four directions, four seasons, and four stages of life…
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