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Mabohejus! LEARNING & MEDICINE STORY TIME: THE INDIGENOUS WAY, with Jehnean Day Dawn Washington
September 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
“Mabohejus! Is is learning and medicine story time the Indigenous way!” By: Jehnean Day Dawn Washington.
“Mahbohejus! It means listen in my Native language. Listen now and I will tell you a story about awakening and healing.” Stories, songs and plants are all teaching and healing tools used by Indigenous Americans to sustain life on our mother the earth and help us on our journeys through life and even into the next. Artemisia and Mugwort are very powerful and important plants used by the Indigenous peoples of America to aid in the healing of many ailments. These two plants help to maintain a healthy life pattern and healthy bodies. When used in the right proportions and combined with the right elements, one can see, feel and experience renewed vitality, strength, elevations in mood and have a peaceful and clear mind. Artemisia and Mugwort help the body heal itself by ridding the body of destructive cells and toxins. The plants aide in sleep disorders and help to clear the mind’s eye. Medicine people in indigenous cultures in America have combined the art of applications of plant medicines, stories, songs and prayers to aide people seeking relief and healing from ailments and suffering. Scientific research studies of Artemisia and Mugwort combined with proper application have yielded substantial results in the battle against cancer, anxiety and depression. Artemisia and Mugwort clean the liver and kidneys, boost and help to sustain our body’s immune system. The plants help can be put to use in many forms. When applied as a topical these two plants can also shrink growths, tumors and detoxify the skin.
Jehnean Washington is of Yuchi, Seminole and Shoshone decent. Born into the wind clan and the house of the story teller as well as hailing from the house of the ancient high king Yaholla she comes from a long line of warriors and medicine people. Jehnean is also from the line of the red stick warriors and the white sticks. Governing house among the people’s of her nations. Jehnean was raised both traditionally and in the modern world and works closely with tribes and Medicine people to help preserve, administer and practice the ancient indigenous tradition and customs. Her plant medicines come from sacred tribal medicine lands stretching from California, South Dakota, Oklahoma and up, into the East Coast. She is also recognized by the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian for her work with tribes, communities and as a traditional storyteller, singer and writer.
Jehnean works with tribes in Southern California as well as elders and Medicine workers at Standing Rock to help bring natural plant and traditional, healing medicine to people who might not have the opportunity to benefit from traditional plant medicines. Jehnean is currently working with leaders at Standing Rock to help their communities build, maintain and protect clean food and water sources. For more information and/or questions please email her at the email address listed below. Enjoy this class and offering.
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