Kullik-burning and Smudging
Kullik-burning is a ceremonial Inuit tradition which involves the burning of oil in a soapstone lamp. Smudging is a First Nations purification ceremony involving the burning of sacred plants such as juniper, sage or sweet grass. Although these plants have distinct aromas, the smoke associated with smudging is minimal. Memorial University recognizes kullik-burning and smudging as important Aboriginal practices and therefore is developing a new policy which will allow for incorporation of these practices into campus life.
In accordance with Memorial University's policy framework the draft policy and its associated procedure are available for general consultation. The relevant documents are available here:
Comments and feedback on the draft policy and procedure may be directed to Amy Hudson at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 28, 2013.