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X – The Four Directions – X

Native American Medicine Wheels teach people about their place in the universe and their relationship to all things on Earth. The Four Directions, inherent within medicine wheels, represent East, West, North, and South each have their own meanings.  There are many interpretations, and they may vary from tribe to tribe. Here are a few aspects, according to our Anishinaabeg teachings:

– East – Yellow, where the sun rises, birth, new beginnings
– West – Black, where the sun sets, adults, a place of introspection (the “looks within” place)
– North – White, where the snow comes from, the position of the elders, the seat of wisdom
– South – Red, the place of family and relationships, adolescents

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