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Monthly Program: The First People— Medicinal Plants of Southern California Tribes

February 16, 2022 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Payómkawichum creation story tells us that among The First People were plants, trees, and animals. Their natural medicines derived from native plants are as healing and as powerful today as Tamaayowut (Mother Earth) intended. From natural bug repellents to skin treatments, mood enhancers, and pain relievers, learn more about The First People and medicinal native plants by attending our conversation at our February Speaker Series. Ami Admire is Payómkawish Waa$ngay, Payómkawichum from the Rincon Indian Reservation. She has been teaching introductory language and culture on the reservations for more than 20 years, specializing in plant medicines. Relatedly, she is a recipient of the 2019 National Indian Health Board Award for making a positive impact in her community. Due to the uncertainty of the COVID status at the time of this writing, Ami’s lecture will take place on Zoom.

Wednesday, February 16. Social time: 6:45 p.m. Program begins: 7:00 p.m. Please RSVP to Bob Crowell at bva3ruddyducks@att.net if you would like to join us on Zoom. Your invitation will be emailed to you the day of the lecture.


February 16, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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