Panel Session

Traditional Indigenous Medicine and Research

The panel will discuss traditional Native medicine in the context of research among Native communities. Traditional medicine (TM) includes such components as daily practices of personal smudging or prayer, use of herbs, food as medicine, and sacred dance or songs. Among other discussion questions, panelists will address if there is a place for TM in research as we know it, how to integrate TM into research, and how to modify research methods to allow TM guidance for a more meaningful outcome in Native communities.