Haskell Indian Nations University students are offering free tours of a large medicine wheel created by Lawrence landscape artist Stan Herd in 1992.
American Indian tribes use medicine wheels as a threshold for spiritual energy, said Millicent Pepion, a Haskell student. The wheel is a circle that marks the four cardinal directions and also incorporates the directions of up, down and within. The school uses the medicine wheel south of its campus as a place to prayer, study and exercise.
Pepion said students will meet anyone who is interested in a tour of the medicine wheel each Saturday at 9 a.m. in two different locations — at the eco-walk near 31st Street and Barker Avenue, and on the Haskell campus at Barker and South Perimeter Road.