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View Now! Beyond #NoDAPL: Reclaiming Sovereignty Through Lakota/Dakota Medicines and Healing Practices

Thank you to everyone who joined SAGE on Thursday, January 14th for the fourth  installment of our monthly talk series, Anpetu Wi Dialogues from Standing Rock

Beyond #NoDAPL: Reclaiming Sovereignty Through Lakota/Dakota Medicines and Healing Practices

Panelists Alayna Eagle Shield, Linda Black Elk, Rupa Marya, M.D.,  Sunshine Rose Claymore, and Tasha Peltier – the women of the Mní Wičhóni Clinic and Farm – led us in a passionate conversation about decolonized healthcare, including topics such as: 

  • The wisdom inherent in Indigenous knowledge systems that protects us against illness, and how we can reawaken and use that holistic wisdom in current medical practices
  • The importance of putting this traditional/ancestral knowledge first in our approach to health and wellness
  • Food sovereignty and its significance to self-determination and decolonization
  • The benefits of mobility – and accessibility – within the Mní Wičhóni Clinic, which allows for holistic and herbalistic practitioners to come to members of the community — a drastic difference from the healthcare previously available to those at Standing Rock
  • The challenges of feeling seen, heard, and respected that many Indigenous people and people of color have experienced within Western medicine – and the way that the Mní Wičhóni Clinic is designed to be an enlightened alternative

If you missed this Native women-lead conversation or would like to view it again, the talk is now available on our Youtube channel! 

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