Spring 2017

Photo Finish

Charis Auger makes a tobacco offering to the earth

Photo by John Ulan

Cultural Connection

Student Charis Auger makes a tobacco offering to the Earth in prayer and thanks to the Creator. “I do this every so often to reconnect and remember those who came before me and those yet to come.” Auger learned the importance of ceremony from the late Marge Friedel, who was an elder at the U of A’s Aboriginal Student Services Centre.