Tuesday, August 19, 2014


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Food, Medicine and Other Traditional Sources of Healing

September 28 - 30
Venue to be announced, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Historically, Indigenous peoples have acknowledged the nutritional and medicinal value of food through a shared relationship with creation to promote wellness and balance. Beyond prevention of disease, and promotion of wellness within communities, food in itself has a central role within Indigenous life ways and traditions carrying a spiritual significance for many communities. Food has the unique ability to help develop identity, facilitate and strengthen relationships while restoring balance. By way of colonization, Indigenous communities native to Turtle Island have experienced a disruption in this critical relationship largely affecting health at individual, familial and community levels. As a result, many tribes/Indigenous groups have begun to promote and implement programs to reclaim their spiritual and cultural relationship with food thereby preventing disease and increasing community wellness in the process.
Come learn how we can return to our roots of wellness and balance by revisiting foods and other medicines for healing, as well as participating in cooking demonstrations aimed at prevention of diseases such as cancer and diabetes. Also, come and celebrate the innovative ways in which communities are (Re)searching traditional food and medicine in order to increase access for health and social justice.
RICH’s 2014 Summit will include internationally renowned speakers in food and traditional medicines and workshops focusing on building tribal/indigenous capacities to increase food medicines and healthy eating. Speaking topics include a traditional medicine workshop, Indigenous chef presentations, community garden panel and current Indigenous research projects seeking to improve community level wellness and prevention of disease.

Dr. Warne will be presenting at the 2014 Indigenours Health Summit Sept. 28-30th!


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