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Medicine Walk – Lady Slipper

Lady Slipper in Newfoundland

Information taken from the book “MICMAC MEDICINES” Remedies and Recollections. By Laurie Lacey (Page 13).

This plant should rarely be picked as it is an endangered plant. It was known as “moccasin flower” and as “many fine roots” by Native People.

The many fine threads on its roots were steeped in water to make a nerve medicine preparation. It has been said that this medicine was also used to treat tuberculosis.

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Our spiritual grounds are located in different areas: Steel Mountain, Mendueuge (Devil’s Place), Calvary Hill, Hell’s Gultch, Hungry Grove, Seal Rocks, Molly Ann’s Cove, and the Mouth of Barachois.


St. George’s Indian Band

709 214-0385

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St. George’s Indian Band
P.O. Box 262
St. George’s, NL
Canada, A0N 1Z0

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