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Stories & Teachings of Traditional Plant Medicines
November 26 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm CST
One event on December 3, 2023 at 3:30 pm
This event is part of a series of hybrid lecture/workshops. Experts will present historical, religio-cultural, folkloric, and geographical information in the first half of the event. Then, additional information about the histories, geographies, and cultural relationships with specific plants will be discussed one by one as participants physically interact with that plant medicine and combine them to create blends of plant medicines that they can take home and study if they choose. Supplies will be available on a first come, first served basis. For more information, visit the Intertribal Medicine Collective Facebook page.
Nov 26 Indigenous Womb Medicine Traditions with Ziara Kyrie York
Ziara Kyrie York is a descendant of Muscogee/Creek and African Americans. She has studied culturally-rooted herbalist practices for five years. Her interest in Indigenous Medicinal practices led her to Native American and African American birth practices. She has studied these practices in the traditional manner, as an observer and apprentice under internationally renowned and respected birth medicine-, birth practice knowledge keepers, and traditional midwives. Ziara has participated in numerous training and certification programs that have allowed her to blend Western medicine knowledge with a wide variety of Indigenous birthing practices. In all phases of her work she has looked to the ancestors, the historical antecedents of her practices, to inform her work. To her, historical consideration is vital to contemporary birth practices.
Dec 3 Autumn Practices with Felecia Welke
Felecia Welke is an enrolled citizen of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska with over a decade of experience studying traditional plant medicines and Indigenous healing modalities. She has studied and developed practices in birth work, traditional medicine making, traditional Indigenous craft practice, Indigenous ceremonial practices, and Indigenous food sovereignty movements. Her teachings are obtained through Indigenous pedagogical models from other Native American women across Turtle Island and globally. Felecia is a co-founder and co-organizer of the Intertribal Medicine Collective, and regularly offers public educational programs to the southeastern, Nebraska community, with an emphasis on the local Black and Indigenous community.