Linda Black Elk was coordinator of the Oceti Sakowin Prayer Camps' Medic and Healers Council at Standing Rock. She is an ethno-botanist, healer, herbalist, teacher, mother, Water Protector and so much more. During our conversation she talks about the ongoing Water Protector Camps and support that has been building for the Mni Wiconi Clinic which will be a free wholistic clinic at Standing Rock. She also shares about restoration ecology work being organized for the area of the former camps in N. Dakota.
Later during the program, I speak with Deb about my recent visit to the Arizona/Sonora border, doing humanitarian aid work supporting those crossing the desert with No More Deaths/No Más Muertes, People Helping People, and Kino Border Initiative/Iniciative Kino para la Frontera, We also talk about ancestry, herbs for emotional support, mutual aid, rural organizing, and give a shout out to Migrant Justice/Justicia Migrante and their Milk With Dignity campaign.
The theme of the program and our time together was reciprocity and relationship. May we continue to cultivate relationships with each other and create reciprocity with the plants that nourish us and our movements for justice.
Our conversation with Linda Black Elk here:::
My conversation with Deb Reger here:::
The conversation felt like a tea party, the station felt like an electric garden! I brought along Restorative Moons at the station. This remedy is burnout prevention/repair in a bottle, with rose, milky oats, a collaboration by Dandelioness Herbals and Wake Robin Botanicals.