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Doctor Rita

One patient had just left. Another was due in an hour. Rita Blumenstein -- Doctor Blumenstein -- sat in her easy chair and recalled her first memory of healing someone, the day almost 60 years ago when she prevented an infection from dog bites. The patient was her mother. Rita was 4 years old.

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The Healing Power of Heritage

Interventions rooted in indigenous traditions are helping to prevent suicide and addiction in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

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Renowned Alaska Native Healer Blumenstein Hopscotches from Old World to New

In the years that I have had the honor of calling Rita Pitka Blumenstein "Auntie," I have felt privileged every time this renowned healer has invited me into her home.

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Pray Every Day for the Waters of the Earth~

We live in water in our mother’s womb,’ Hopi grandmother Mona Polacca explains. ‘Moments before we come into this world, the water of our mother’s womb gushes out, and we follow behind. That is why the Hopi call water our first foundation of life.’

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The Colonization of the Ayahuasca Experience

The growing popularity of "authentic" ayahuasca rituals in Western circles can present multiple problems, including indigenous fetishization, a lack of cultural context for traditional ceremonies, and potential abuse from untrustworthy shamans, all of which can be problematic or sometimes even...

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Supai Hopi Mona Polacca: Water, Prayer and Humility

Mona Polacca, Havasupai/Hopi, spoke at the Rights of Mother Earth Conference, about the foundation of life. From the first water inside the mother’s womb, to the prayer upon which life depends, Polacca spoke of the spirituality of life.

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Grandmother: Rita Pitka Blumenstein | Yupik, Alaska/USA

Grandmother Rita Pitka Blumenstein was the first inhabitant of Alaska to be certified as a traditional healer even though she had never attended an official school. Instead, she spent much of her time with the wise female elders of her tribe.

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Healing Self Perspective through Movement

Kaylee Rattray interviews performance artist Madelaine McCallum. Equipped with the lessons from the adversities of her past, McCallum now shares her story of resilience and authentic self-expression ahead of the launch of her newly conceived mental health campaign “As I am, is Enough.

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Before You Try to Decolonize Your Diet, Read This

Contrary to popular belief, the genocide of indigenous peoples did not occur simply because of their inability to resist European pathogens and American military aggression, but also because invading populations destroyed their food systems, leading to starvation, ecological disruption, and...

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Ayahuasca Is Changing Global Environmental Consciousness

Interview with US scientist Dennis McKenna on powerful Amazon hallucinogen, plant intelligence, and environmental crises.

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