How can we practice caring for ourselves and for one another in this time of mass climate disaster?
Explore this question with us on Saturday, July 9 at Practicing Care in a Time of Climate Crisis, an event with Meda DeWitt, a Tlingit traditional healer, Historical Trauma and Healing trainer, and ethnoherbalist. Meda’s work revolves around the personal credo “Leave a world that can support life and a culture worth living for.” Her work experience draws from her training as an Alaska Native traditional healer and Healthy Native Communities capacity building facilitator. We will talk about how the climate crisis impacts our bodies and mental health, do a short meditation and shared energy work, and make salves to take home.
RSVPs are required for this in-person, outdoor event and attendance is capped at 50 people. Due to NAYA’s COVID protocol, there will not be access to indoor facilities, but there will be an outdoor bathroom and handwashing station. Masks required when within 6 feet of others. The garden is wheelchair accessible.
5135 NE Columbia Blvd
Portland, OR 97218
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Meda’s Tlingit names are Tśa Tsée Náakw, Khaat kła.at, adopted Iñupiaq name is Tigigalook, and adopted Cree name is Boss Eagle Spirit Woman “Boss.” Her clan is Naanyaa.aayí and she is a child of the Kaach.aadi. Her family comes from Shtuxéen kwaan (now referred to as Wrangell, AK.) Meda’s lineage also comes from Oregon, Washington, and the BC/Yukon Territories. Currently she lives on Dena’ina lands in Anchorage, Alaska with her fiancé James “Chris” Paoli and their eight children. he has associates degrees in science and human services, a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies; Women’s Rites of Passage; a master’s degree of Arts in Alaska Native Traditional Healing at the Alaska Pacific University; and is currently in an Indigenous Studies doctoral program at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi.