Before Tylenol or Tums, Native people had a vast knowledge of plant medicine to help heal the body and spirit. Although fewer Native people have this knowledge today, it’s still an important part of Native culture, health and ceremony. In this program, we’ll talk about the importance of plant medicine in Native America. We’ll also explore how land and environmental issues are impacting the growth and harvest of medicinal and sacred plants.
Linda Black Elk (Catawba) – ethnobotanist at Sitting Bull College
Dr. Gary Ferguson (Unangan) – chief executive officer for the Rural Alaska Community Action Program
Break music: Sisters (song) Tribe Called Red (artist) Nation II Nation (album)