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During this time of uncertainty it has been a great relief to see so much help and humanity spreading via social media. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything for everyone, but there has been an outpouring of both healing knowledge and humour from the Indigenous community to get us through these tough times. As always, in times of hardship we turn to each other for love and support, and MUSKRAT Magazine is happy to provide this weekly round-up of both funny and helpful social media posts.
ANISHINAABE WOMAN IN SELF-ISOLATION BEADS ENTIRE APARTMENT (WALKING EAGLE NEWS)
“I started beading some moccasins seven days ago and finished those, so I moved onto some medallions and then finished all those, so I started beading my furniture,” said Sadie Lerat, from her Regina, Sask. apartment.
A guide on how to stop the spread of COVID-19. Stoodis!
DON’T PANIC, MAKE BANNOCK
A quick and easy baked bannock recipe.
CHRISTI BELCOURT SPEAKS ABOUT TRADITIONAL WAYS
Featuring her painting Aabaakawad Anishinaabewin (Reviving Everything Anishinaabe)
TRADITIONAL MEDICINES CHEAT SHEET
Some traditional medicines used to remedy respiratory issues.
Webinar on COVID-19 and Indigenous Communities
Bringing together some Indigenous health experts that speak about keeping ourselves and our communities healthy during this time. Speakers include Isaac Murdoch, James Makokis, Nitanis Desjarlais, and Jeff Wastisicoot. Moderated by Waasakom and Eriel Tchekwie Deranger.
LINDA BLACK ELK SHARES MEDICINE KNOWLEDGE
Linda Black Elkis the Ethnobotanist for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. An instructor at Sitting Bull College in Fort Yates, ND where she teaches bio remediation and ethnobotany. She is the leader of the Medic/Healer Council for the Standing Rock NoDAPL protest camps. She lives on the Standing Rock Reservation with her husband and three children. She a member of the Cawa She received her M.S., at Montana State University her B.S., Miami University-Oxford and her A.A., Sitting Bull College. She currently is very active in promoting tribal food sovereignty and health though the uses of native plants.
HOW TO MAKE CEDAR TEA
SOCIAL MOVEMENTS IN TIMES OF PANDEMIC (COMMONDREAMS.ORG)
“Times of deep crisis can (even if not automatically) generate the invention of alternative forms of protest….”