Elders and Youth Medicinal Gathering

Elders and Youth Medicinal Gathering

Flotton Lake, Saskatchewan

Indigenous — Hands-On Activity, Talks and Discussion

This activity accepted pre-registration and is now full

flying dust elders will teach youth who come out to flotton lake how to pick medicinal herbs. The importance of plants for medicinal purposes will also be taught. Participants will learn to identify the type of plants traditionally used to treat illness and heal wounds: Seneca root (removing mucous from lungs), wild mint (to treat stomach problems like indigestion, stomach ache, colic and diarrhea), rat root (to cure toothaches,), chokecherries (the bark was boiled and drank as a cough medicine), and other plants gathered for their medicinal properties. Participants will learn the use of plants as Poultices, healing teas, drum songs, singing and chants.
Elders will also teach participants about the traditional harvesting sites, and seasonal sites of different roots/plants, within Flying Dust traditional territory. Flying Dust First Nation heritage has been based on generational teachings of harvesting sites of game, herbs and medicines, which has all passed down through oral teachings and been confirmed through historical research.

This activity is in English.
This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
Keywords: Storytelling, Outdoors


Fri 29 Sep 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Sat 30 Sep No events scheduled.
Sun 01 Oct No events scheduled.


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Flotton Lake, Saskatchewan


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Blaine Mirasty

My name is Blaine Mirasty and I am a Nehiyaw from Flying Dust First Nation. My educational background and hobbies include Nehiyaw First Nation research and Traditional Knowledge. I think this Elders and youth gathering will be beneficial for the community because there will be that transfer of Traditional knowledge to the younger generations.

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