× Info: The Medicine Wheel is a key symbol in Indigenous cultures and is central to the spirituality and sacred practices of First Nations peoples. "The four cardinal points on the Medicine Wheel are the Four Sacred Directions, represented among the Ojibwe by the colours yellow, red, black, and white” (Pitawanakwat, 2006). Each colour forms a quadrant. Each quadrant represents one part of a cycle or an aspect of life: the four stages of life; the spiritual, emotional, physical and mental aspects of life; the four seasons. The quadrants also represent the four elements of nature. At the center of the wheel is the spiritual essence of the self, balance, and harmony.












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× Note: The Medicine Wheel depicted here is not intended to be representative of all Indigenous communities. Some communities order the colours of the Medicine Wheel differently. No offence is intended in using one particular depiction.