We humbly acknowledge that there is much education that needs to occur to better understand and respect the differences between sacred tobacco and commercialized tobacco. Throughout the STOMP project, we have relied on Knowledge Keepers from Indigenous communities to help us differentiate these two forms of tobacco.
As we continue to learn, listen, and respect sacred tobacco in all its forms, we hope to also continue to work towards reconciliation through projects like STOMP. We know that not all tobacco is created equal and our aim is to prevent commercial tobacco use and vaping while also providing more education around sacred tobacco.
Want to teach about sacred tobacco in your classroom? Try this activity: