August 23, 2017

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CURANDERISMO: MEXICA ORIGINS & THE ART OF HEALING

CURANDERISMO: MEXICA ORIGINS & THE ART OF HEALING

The passion flower has medicinal uses that Amadahy is learning in her Curanderismo practice | Image source : Zainab Amadahy   In Spanish curar means “to heal”.  Curanderismo is the art of healing.  The practice of the southwest of the US and Mexico has a variety of origins and influences.  These in...
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CURANDERISMO: THE ART OF HEALING AND WELLNESS

CURANDERISMO: THE ART OF HEALING AND WELLNESS

Curanderismo class at University of New Mexico | Image source: Curanderismo at UNM Facebook page For the last few years I’ve been researching and training in a practice called curanderismo.  In Spanish curar means “to heal” and so curanderismo is the art of healing.  Next week I’ll be in Albuquerque for...
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TIME MANAGEMENT OR TIME WARS?

TIME MANAGEMENT OR TIME WARS?

The biggest myth is that profit is the highest achievement in life.  To profit you have to be productive. Time management trainings usually start with the premise that there’s something wrong with you because you can’t conform to social expectations. Never fear, though, because you can be fixed.  Get or...
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ALIGN WITH YOUR PURPOSE

ALIGN WITH YOUR PURPOSE

Although I knew decades ago that my passion and purpose was storytelling, you’d never know it by how I spent my time. People who know what I do in life might think I lack focus, and that my various activities like writing fiction, non-fiction, and screenplays—as well as designing and facilitating spirit...
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MUKSRAT CO-PRESENTS WITH CARIBBEAN TALES FILM FESTIVAL 2014

MUKSRAT CO-PRESENTS WITH CARIBBEAN TALES FILM FESTIVAL 2014

This past Monday, MUSKRAT had the honour of co-presenting the Indigenous Caribbean screenings as a part of the Caribbean Tales Film Festival (CTFF). CTFF is held annually in Toronto, Barbados, and New York City and is the only platform in North America where filmmakers from the Caribbean can exclusively...
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WOMEN’S WATER TEACHINGS

WOMEN’S WATER TEACHINGS

I’m still on a high (natural, of course) following the Indigenous Women’s Symposium this past Spring at Trent U.  This year’s theme was Celebrating Our Relationships with Water. The stories, teachings and powerful women I encountered left me energized, inspired and so very grateful. Some of the amazing...
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SPIRIT MOON AT THE WELL LIVING HOUSE

SPIRIT MOON AT THE WELL LIVING HOUSE

MUSKRAT Magazine partnered with the Well Living House to support their second annual fundraiser. The event took place during May’s full moon which, according to Kanienke’haka Elder Jan Kahehti:io Longboat, is known as the “Spirit Moon”. Well Living House was founded by Métis Physician and Research...
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