Stories – Medicines

Stories in this category are focused on traditional medicine, including gathering, preparing, healing, and understanding the climate and environmental impacts on traditional healing practices. Several programs are delivered through land-based experiences to help participants to learn how to identify traditional plants and medicines. These stories highlight the importance of transferring traditional knowledge to the next generation, as it is essential to the healing of people, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, as many pharmaceutical drugs contain traditional medicines or synthesized versions of these medicines. Some stories also focus on Indigenous representation in the medical field in order to increase the representation of Indigenous knowledge and peoples and also to increase knowledge of Indigenous medicinal and healing practices by non-Indigenous medical practitioners.