Smudging Ceremonies on Campus

Smudging protocol at Brock University is currently under review by the Two Row Council, the Aboriginal Education Council, and Aboriginal Student Services.

What is Smudging?

Smudging is a cultural ceremony practiced by a wide variety of Indigenous peoples in Canada and other parts of the world. Although practices differ, smudging is used for medicinal and practical purposes as well as for spiritual ceremonies. The practice generally involves prayer and the burning of sacred medicines, such as sweetgrass, cedar, sage and tobacco. While colonization has repressed such traditions, the practice of smudging has survived to the present day. – (Robinson, 2018)

Campus Protocol

Please find the current information on smudging ceremonies here.