“The Native-American concept of the medicine wheel symbolically  represents a nonlinear model of  human  development.  Each compass  direction  on  the  wheel  offers  lessons  and  gifts  that support the development of a balanced individual.  The idea is to remain balanced at the center of  the  wheel  while  developing  equally  the  physical,  mental,  emotional,  and  spiritual  aspects  of one’s personality.  The concept of the medicine wheel varies among Native peoples: different groups attribute different gifts to positions on the wheel.  But the following offers a generalized overview of some lessons and gifts connected with the development process.” This document also details activities that can be used with Native youth.

Author: Rogers, B.
Date: 20047