CBC News First Nations Teen Told Not to Smudge Before School

CBC News First Nations Teen Told Not to Smudge Before School

"I smudge just to make myself feel good and to hope me and my family have a good day... I use it to send prayers out and to stay positive." An Aboriginal teen challenges his school's policy over a sacred aboriginal tradition. The 17-year-old Manitoba teen lost a younger brother to suicide last year and he says smudging — the practice of burning traditional medicines — is one way that helps him cope with his grief. When he explained his spiritual practice, Bunn was asked to stop to respect his school's scent-free policy.

  • 2014
  • 00:01:40
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/18/2014
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