Traditional Medicinal Practices of Native People


The Nakani Native Program, successor to the AFSC's Northwest Indian Program, is presenting a series of public programs on Traditional Medicinal Practices of Native People, especially around the Pacific Northwest. Here is the latest in the series:

Reclaiming the Tradition of Breastfeeding: The Foundation of a Nation

An online seminar with Camie Jae Goldhammer (Sisseton-Wahpeton), MSW, LICSW, IBCLC, Clinical Social Worker and Lactation Consultant

Friday, February 18, 2022
90 minutes starting
6:00 PM Pacific = 7:00 PM Mountain

Less than 1 in 10 Native American babies are meeting the minimum recommendation of being exclusively breastfed for at least the first 6 months of their lives. During this 90-minute seminar, Camie will discuss breastfeeding as a traditional practice, breastfeeding as food sovereignty, the role of historical trauma and why breastfeeding is essential to Indian Health ¬– particularly in preventing chronic disease and Sudden Infant Death.

Registration is necessary.

To register, email: traditionalmedicine[AT]nakani[DOT]org

Click here to learn more about the Nakani Native Program.

from Jonathan Betz-Zall, University Friends Meeting