Little Cedar Spirit Tree (Manido Gizhigance or The Witch Tree)
I did a 13 mile kayak circumnavigation of Susie Island on Monday. On the way, I stopped for a second to pay my respects to the Little Cedar Spirit Tree (Opens in a New Window). Traditionally, a pinch of tobacco is left at the tree, but, since, the tobacco industry took two of my grandparents from me, I don’t support that industry. I gave a silent prayer and gave thanks for an easy 2.25 mile crossing to Susie Island from the Little Cedar Spirit Tree. Then I left to complete my paddle around the island. It was a calm and magically experience.