Coyote Accomplishments for 2019
Here are some of the exciting things we have done in 2019
January: One-day training in New York City with the New York Open Center on Indigenous North American Bodywork
March: Weekend training at Rowe Conference Center in Massachusetts on Reading the Body: Indigenous North American Bodywork.
March: One-day workshop at Benny Benson School in Anchorage, Alaska, on Narrative Approaches to Counseling, especially with indigenous people.
March - April: Partial funding of Lewis Mehl-Madrona and Barbara Mainguy spending a week in residence at the University of Alaska - Kodiak and Kodiak College, presenting a variety of lectures and workshops on cross-cultural medicine and psychology and indigenous healing methods and philosophy.
Indigenous North American Bodywork Project:
We continue to collect information and do historical research into the indigenous origins of American osteopathy. We are also identifying as many forms of indigenous bodywork as we can find and are always interested in meeting hands-on healers from any indigenous culture. We are aware of hands-on methods of the Apache, Zuni, Dene, Maori, Mayans, Hwai'ians, and, of course, the Shawnee, Pawnee, and Cherokee who influenced Andrew Taylor Still. We want to know more.
Consulting in Maine with Wabanaki Health and Wellness:
We are fundraising and grant-writing to create culturally enriched alternatives to the emergency department or the psychiatric hospital for people in crisis.
1. Ongoing research on the doctor-patient relationship and its effects on patient, doctor, and a variety of health problems.
2. Applications of two-eyed seeing or indigenous explanatory pluralism to medicine and psychology.
3. Studies on nutrition and mental health.
4. Studies on healing -- how do people get better or recover for illness -- mental, physical, social, and spiritual.