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Healing Ancestral Plant Kin (BIPOC-only space for healing)

Date & Time
Saturday, November 6, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

We have been improperly conditioned to soothe ourselves and treat conditions and symptoms with toxic substances. So many of the ailments we face are as old as time, and our people have had practices to treat them naturally since time immemorial. Our science is as old as life itself. In this participatory workshop, Melissa Meyer of Rose Island Farm—an Indigenous, family-owned farm in Tacoma—will create space to reconnect with the practices of harvesting, gathering, processing, distilling, and the making of wild remedies. Melissa will host a safe space for Black and Indigenous community members to learn more about how we can learn from, and heal with, natural ingredients.

This session has limited space and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please arrive on time to ensure you will have access. 

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Session Tags
Relationship with Land, Health & Healing, Allyship/Activism, Indigenous Teaching
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Melissa Meyer is matrilineally Eagle clan from the Gis’paxloats tribe of the Tsimshian Nation in northern British Columbia. She is Scandinavian & German by her father. She is married into the Nuxalk Nation by her partner, Mike for 25 years and they share two children. She is a community trained herbalist with a love to share wild and cultivated herbal supports. She served as a Traditional Plant Medicine Practitioner at Seattle Indian Health Board for 3 years. Now she collaborates with the Canoe Journey Herbalists and the Tahoma Indian Center to provide community herbal care. She is currently the Traditional Medicine Practitioner serving the Nisqually tribe.
Melissa Meyer