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Medicine Wheel Art Project

CCBS Medicine Wheel

by Christy Swafford, CCBS Assistant Admissions Director

The Four-Fold Way by cultural anthropologist Angeles Arrien is a book we use at Cherokee Creek Boys School as part of our self-development curriculum. In the book, there is a Medicine Wheel that highlights four universal values that hold meaning to almost every person. The values of the CCBS Medicine Wheel are “Truth”, “Love”, “Wisdom” and “Courage”. Through the study of these values people can learn meaningful life lessons such as how to be “open to outcome”, how to be a leader, and how to be forgiving. Our boys and families have the opportunity to  learn and practice these values during their time at Cherokee Creek.

Last week, we had the privilege of having Melissa, one of our moms, come and do an awesome art project that focused upon the Medicine Wheel.

The boys took CCBS Medicine Wheelbeaded necklaces, cut off each bead, and then placed the beads strategically on the table. With the placement of thousands of beads, the project actually took us about 7 hours to complete. The boys did a fantastic job with staying focused, and they worked very hard to complete the table. In fact, the boys had to be pulled away from this fun project for bedtime!

Thank you, Melissa, for the wonderful way you interacted and helped the boys with the Medicine Wheel. We look forward to the next creative art project you have for us!


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