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Hoop Dance begins to take shape at Mohawk College

UPDATED MAY 6: Mohawk's Indigenous Gathering Space, also called the "Hoop Dance" is getting closer to completion.

The space, which will honour Aboriginal traditions and promote cross-cultural awareness, is comprised of four elements: an open-air pavilion, a fire circle, a water garden and a traditional garden. The Hoop Dance is inspired by the Aboriginal concepts of inclusiveness, the sun and moon calendars, the Medicine Wheel, and the creation story. It's located between the H-Wing and A-Wing at Mohawk’s Fennell Campus.

The site will open this summer and will serve as a venue for traditional ceremonies, a space for teaching, a place to meditate or quietly study.

Check back often as we'll be posting new photos at work progresses.