Art By Jim Yellow Hawk 

As part of the Turtle Island United and Native COVID-19 Response Campaign, Antinanco, PAZA, Tree of Life and Native Hope are continuing to provide essential resources to the Great Sioux Nation communities in South Dakota to address health, wellness and food security needs to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, and to prepare the communities for the winter season. On this page, we provide informational sessions on in-home sanitation, key preventative wellness measures, integration of nutritious foods and supplements into every-day diets to improve health and wellbeing of the people, and instructional webinars on traditional food-growing and medicine-making practices.  We thank the AMB Foundation and Taubert Memorial Foundation for making this initiative possible. 

Upcoming Webinars

Protecting Our Health This Winter with Colloidal Silver

Wed, Nov. 4th

6:00 PM CST

7:00 PM EST


*  Brief History of Silver  *  Types of Silver  *  Benefits of Silver  *  Safety and Toxicity

*  Choosing the Right Silver  *  Making Your Own Silver  *  Myths about Silver  * FAQs

From the Ancient times, silver has been used to protect the purity and safety of dirking water. It is known as effective antimicrobial and can heal wounds and treat infections. Silver can support health and well-being naturally and contribute to immune support. 

Presenter: Mary Pierce. Mary is a dedicated and resilient mother of five who works with plants, essential oils, aromatherapy and natural healing modalities. Mary is a Licensed Massage Therapist, NAHA Certified Aromatherapist and studied with Dr. Robert Pappas, the world's foremost authority of the chemistry of essential oils and with David Winston, the founder of the American Herbalist Guild.


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Protecting Our Health This Winter - Preventative Self-Care 

Wed, Nov. 18th

6:00 PM CST

7:00 PM EST


* How to prevent the spread of germs * Disinfecting *Preventative self-care * Nutrition * Healthy Foods * Health self-assessments * Tools for self-assessments * Identifying warning signs *When to contact a health practitioner. * FAQs

During this webinar, we will discuss simple yet important measures that we can take to prevent the spread of germs and the novel coronavirus as our communities grapple with rising COVID-19 rates, and to maintain optimal health this winter. 

Presenters: Bernard Long, Chief Health Administrator, Oyate Health Center.  Bernard Long is a citizen of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe and an experienced hospital administrator who first started in the healthcare field as a Physical Therapist. He has a Masters of Arts in Organizational Management, with special emphasis in Healthcare Administration from Ashford University. Before taking on the position of Chief Health Administrator at the Oyate Health Center, Long worked for the Indian Health Service Great Plains Area as the Director of Field Operations, where he oversaw five hospitals and five clinics by providing first-line supervision of the Great Plains Area Chief Executive Officers.

Mark L. Harlow, MD, the Chief Medical Officer for the Oyate Health Center. Mark is a fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedic surgeon who has served Native American patients in South Dakota for 29 years. Mark has faculty appointments at the Medical College of Wisconsin and at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine. 

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Osha Root - Bear Medicine - Staying Strong this Winter

Wed, Nov. 25th

6:00 PM CST

7:00 PM EST


*  About the Plant and Its History  *  The Plant's Habitat and Ecological Significance

*  Sacred Properties and Spiritual Significance  *  Traditional Uses 

*  How to Use and Prepare  *Safety and Precautions  *FAQ

Osha root, also known as bear root, bear medicine or chuchupate, plays an important role in traditional Indian cultures as medicine, ceremonial incense and a spiritual ally in a medicine bundle. Its therapeutic properties include relieving respiratory and viral infections, and helping with sore throats, bronchial inflammations and fevers. During this webinar, we will discuss how to work with this special Plant Relative for our winter health needs. 

Presenter:  Arzu Mountain Spirit. Dr. Arzu is a plant medicine woman, traditional health care practitioner, life coach, and wisdom-keeper on the healing practices of the Garifuna people. Descended from a lineage of matriarchal Garifuna healers, she offers teachings and travels the world sharing knowledge on the spiritual and healing properties of sacred medicinal plants. She is CEO of the Mountain Spirit Wellness Community and Founder of the Wagiya Foundation. To learn more about Dr. Arzu's work:   http://www.arzumountainspirit.com/

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Lakota Art of Hunting, Food Soveregnty, 

Stories with Jamasine Bourne

Thur, Dec. 3rd

6:00 PM CST

7:00 PM EST


*  Sacred Art of Hunting - History and Traditions * Spiritual Significance * Nutritional Components *Meat Processing and Preservation *Jama's Hunting Stories *Community Support and Food Sovereignty *FAQ

Throughout  our history, First Nations people used many techniques to get their food and supplies with methods such as hunting, fishing, trapping, gathering and hunting. Jama Bourne is one of Native American women who still holds true to her people's roots and traditions.  During this webinar, we will talk about the sacred art of hunting, hear Jama's stories, and discuss the ways in which communities can regain their traditional ways and food sovereignty.   

Presenter:  Jamasine Bourne, Oglala Lakota. Jamasine works on the Crow Creek Reservation for Crow Creek Tribal School in the Technology Department. She believes in providing Elders with meat from the land. "Yesterday is in the past, today is today, and tomorrow is never promised. They are valuable to the culture and we need to provide for them like they’ve provided for us." - Jama. 

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