Traditional healers may offer sweat lodges, shaking tents, sun Dances, fasting and vision quests. In addition sacred items such as the pipe, Drum, Eagle Feather and eagle whistle help make the connection with the Creator to aid in the healing of the individual.
Traditional Healers often gather and prepare their own natural Medicines to offer individuals. Traditional Healers also use counseling and teachings – group or individual to guide each on the path to Mno Bmadzewen.
Traditional healers provide traditional healing services for requests such as but not limited to:
Anishinabe names, colors, Clans
Doctoring for illness
Natural medicines for treatment of illness
Dreams and spiritual guidance
There are no out-of-pocket fees for Traditional Services provided at the Health Facilities for American Indians and Alaskan Natives. However, offering a full pipe bowl of natural Séma (Tobacco) to the Traditional Healer is the normal protocol.
This is open to any individual who qualifies for services through the NHBP Health Clinic. Services are offered monthly and by appointment only.