Scott Martin


Smudging

Since ancient times our people have burned sweetgrass as an incense for purification whenever they pray to the Great Spirit. Sweetgrass only grows in wet places. It grows in Mala, in swampy areas. When it is burned the smoke will rise and it gives a sweet smell and pleasant fragrance which purifies the mind, body and prayer. When it's burned it sends a message to the Great Father.

One time I picked sweetgrass with my uncle and auntie. Sweetgrass is easy to find. It's easy to smell, its legs are purple and it's easy to pull out. When I smudge, I smudge my whole body such as head, chest, legs and arms.

Honourable Mention
Scott Martin
Grade 6
Waycobah School

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