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tea&bannock

Some of us grow up with plant medicines in our homes, and some of us grow up without. Much like many aspects of our multifaceted Indigenous cultures, the methods for harvest, preparation, and sharing have been integral for our people’s survival for countless generations.

I found myself drawn to the plant medicines. From a young age, I was following around the Elders who knew about the qualities of plants and their power. I learned what I could remember and lost what I couldn’t. In my mid 20’s, I began to take working with the medicines more seriously and my knowledge grew. The teacher I sat with had her own ways of harvest, preparation and sharing, while other members of our communities had their own. Spending time with various practitioners brought me to the conclusion that there are many ways to be, many ways to conduct ones-self, and I had to…

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