Haskell Indian Nations University (South end of Haskell golf range)
Free tour of Haskell's Medicine Wheel. Tours are held every Saturday at 9:00 AM.
From the organizers:
Haskell’s Medicine Wheel was created in 1992 in response to Native Americans 500 year survival since the arrival of western civilization. It is art work produced by various students, artists, and teachers who attend Haskell and other community members interested in helping. Traditionally, a Medicine Wheel represents a threshold for Spiritual energy. It is a circle that includes the four sacred directions (North, South, East, and West), but it also incorporates the other three directions (Up, Down, and within). Today students at Haskell use the Medicine Wheel for a place to pray, study, exercise, and appreciation. We appreciate all the hard work and energy that went into creating the Medicine Wheel and the effort put forth to maintain its original intent.
This year at Haskell Indian Nations University a group of students will be offering the Lawrence community free tours of the Medicine Wheel. This will give attendees an opportunity to learn more about Haskell’s Medicine Wheel. What does it mean to us individually? In addition, it will give people willing to tour the Medicine Wheel an opportunity to meet with Haskell students. Who are we and why do we attend Haskell? In turn the students will be given the opportunity to meet with outside community members and in this way our intent will be circular.
Moreover, our intention is to educate participants about the Medicine Wheel. A lot of people, including Haskell students, have no idea what Haskell’s Medicine Wheel is. Some people don’t even know it exist; others have heard about it but are unclear as to its exact location. We believe it is important to inform those who are uninformed. This will protect our holy site. We will also show people it is used for prayer; safeguarding it from desecration.