Revitalizing Indigenous Food & Medicine
Saturday & Sunday, October 7 & 8, 2017
Kulu, Sycamore Ranch
You are invited to participate in Revitalizing Indigenous Food & Medicine at Indigenous Peoples Days. Join us in sharing fun and knowledge of harvesting and preparing wild, native, seasonal, organic and local foods and medicines, as we deepen our connection and honor the interdependence of all life.
Saturday, October 7th
9:00 – 11:00am Honoring our connection with food and place through Acorn processing with Sara and Tony.
5:30 pm Afro-Haitian Medicine Dance offered by Nicole C., Ayana R., Sara R., Rachel P., and drumming by special guests. Reviving the deep connection between Healing and Community by inviting the Drum, the Body, the Song, AND the Plant as Medicine. Let us bear Witness, Honor, and utilize the Power of these connections to Heal ourselves and our Community as our Ancestors once did.
Sunday, October 8th
1:00 – 2:00 pm Sara Raskie, Ojibway, and Tony Cervantes, Chichimeca, will share blessings, gratitude and abundance revealed in the sacredness of plants. They will share samples of acorn, manzanita and other native foods and medicine.
2:00 – 3:00 pm Magical Mugwort Medicine and Plant friend of the Chumash to Chinese, and every Nation. Anna Werderitsch will share what she has been taught about Mugwort from Ms Artemesia herself, as well as from Cecilia Garcia, Chumash elder, who has passed on, and from Chinese medicinal training.
3:00 – 4:00 pm Making Dreamcatchers with Sierra Raskie Jeska. 17 year old Ojibwa, shares story of the dreamcatcher and takes participants to harvest willow in a good way. Bring a special feather, shell or bead to add if you like. Remember, the elders say the first time you make something, you have to give it to someone.
4:00 – 5:00 pm Herbalist Kathi Keville and her assistant Sara Raskie will feature and demo a dozen indigenous medicines, including plant soap, pain relievers, cold remedies, and skin treatments. They will pass everything around for folks to sample. Should be fun for all.
Kathi Keville has been leading medicinal and edible plants walks every spring in Nevada, Yuba, and Sierra counties for four decades. She grows 450 medicinal species in her herb gardens and wildcrafts the Sierra. She teaches throughout North America and is the author of 15 herb books.
5:30pm Richard Prout Memorial Dinner Potluck, all are welcome, please bring your own plate & utensils, and a dish to share, preferably a native, seasonal, or traditional food! 🌻