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UMass Dignity and Respect in Action: The Podcast

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Welcome to the Dignity and Respect in Action podcast. This series is brought to you by the UMass Office of Equity and Inclusion, and features members of the University community and other experts in the field of diversity, equity, and inclusion. In this podcast, we’ll learn about the work and experi… read more


Sara Littlecrow Russell and Jeff Hescock on UMass’ Smudging Policy

Sara and Jeff join Nef Walker to discuss the updated smudging policy at UMass. Smudging is traditionally a ceremony for purifying or cleansing the soul of negative thoughts of a person or place practiced by many Indigenous tribes. Through the collaboration of the Native Advisory Council and the Public Health Promotion Center, UMass Amherst has adopted one of the most inclusive policies around smudging on a university campus.

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Links and References:

UMass Smudging Policy Document:

Okanagan Charter:

Manitoba Smudging Guidelines:

Native Advisory Council:

UMass NAGPRA Compliance:

Environmental Health and Safety, Public Health Promotion Center:

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