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Sacred Plant, Sacred Ways Plante sacr

National Association of Friendship Centres

Ms. Tanya King, National Facilitator

275 Maclaren Street Ottawa, ON K2P 0L9

Tel: (613) 563-4844 Fax: (613) 594-3428



This guide is a culturally appropriate tobacco prevention, cessation and protection program for Aboriginal Peoples living in urban centres. The cultural component of the program will be developed using the knowledge and wisdom of Elders to rediscover the traditional sacred uses of tobacco in ceremonies, in spiritual communication and as a valuable gift to show appreciation and respect. The concept and approach used in the program is based on an analysis of the reasons why existing cessation and prevention programs have not been effective for urban Aboriginal Peoples.