WHAT IS INDIGENOUS “MEDICINE”?
Let’s look at Mad Bear’s Medicine (as an example) to inform us!
“The power is not within the medicine men, the power is within the Creator. We work through the Creator. We’re only the tools of the Creator. Without him, Indian medicine can’t work.” -Mad Bear (Tuscarora/Iroquois)
It was Mad Bear’s eventful circumstance of being denied a G.I. bill loan to build a house on the Tuscarora Reservation that triggered his calling to become an activist for his Indian people and a medicine man. Mad Bear researched the prophecies of this people, the teachings of the great Peacemaker, the political history of his forefathers and sought out the great medicine men of the Haudenosaunee.