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Burning sage has hit the mainstream, but should you buy it in stores?

Smudging appears to have officially hit the mainstream with online and retail stores selling kits that include how-to books, smudging bowls and even feathers. But why do people burn sage? And should you purchase these medicines online or in stores? Teachings and customs vary from elder to elder, community to community, and nation to nation. CBC sat down with Anishinaabe knowledge keeper Debra Courchene to ask about her practice of smudging.


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