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Smudge room to move when Rideau High School closes, trustee says


February 20, 2017

Public school board officials say they're hoping to relocate the Aboriginal Learning Space — a special room where Indigenous students practice the spiritual cleansing ceremony called smudging — if plans to shut down Rideau High School go ahead.

Smudging usually involves burning a small amount of sage, cedar bough or sweetgrass and cleansing oneself with the smoke.


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