This book is a compilation of traditional medicinal plant use by Alaska Natives from across the state. It is intended to be a reference source for existing literature on traditional plant healing. The book is an example of the strong heritage that comprises Native Alaska. We hope that you enjoy reading it as much as we had working on it. Check your local library to view a copy.
Goals and Objectives
Increase the awareness of the valuable heritage of medicinal plants in Native Alaska and further the understanding of methods to respect and value this knowledge.
To produce a useable booklet summarizing documented knowledge on traditional healing with plants in Alaska and distribute this booklet back to villages and communities throughout the state.
Develop a dynamic database creating permanent housing of traditional medicinal plant knowledge for future efforts involving traditional practices.
To produce products that will assist Native communities in identifying gaps in the documented heritage of medicinal plants for their region. We seek to encourage individuals to enhance knowledge involving traditional healing by laying the foundation for future efforts
Who is Involved/Our Sponsors
Financial support comes from: The Alaska Humanities Forum, CIRI Foundation, Kongsgaard-Goldman Foundation, National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. In-kind services are being supplied by the Tanana Chiefs Conference, Inc.