Aug 5, 2022
Dr. Gary Ferguson serves as Faculty and Director of Outreach & Engagement at Washington State University’s Institute for Research and Education to Advance Community Health (IREACH). Dr. Ferguson is Aleut/ Unangax, and an enrolled member of the Qagan Tayagungin Tribe. Formally trained as a Naturopathic Physician, he is passionate about reclaiming the indigenous medicines of the First Peoples of Alaska, and supporting healthy communities with a population health approach. Dr. Ferguson regularly teaches about promoting Alaskan Plants as Food & Medicine, and is the co-creator of the Store Outside Your Door Initiative.
In today’s interview, Jiling and Dr. Ferguson explore indigenous healing ways, culture as medicine, and reclaiming our connection with our first medicines.
Visit Dr. Gary Ferguson at DrGaryFerguson.com and Washington State University’s Memory and Brain Wellness Center. Read A Conversation with Dr. Gary Ferguson, IREACH Faculty and Director of Outreach & Engagement.
Listen to more talks with Dr. Gary Ferguson: Culture is Medicine, Cultural Humility in Practice, How to Make Salve from Traditional Unangax̂ Plants, and work with the Center for Native American Health Sciences Indigenous Clinical Simulation Space.
Jiling Lin is a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac), herbalist, and yoga teacher in Ventura, CA. She helps athletes, artists and visionaries thrive with transformative acupuncture & herb treatments and innovative classes & retreats. Visit Jiling at JilingLin.com, Instagram @LinJiling and Facebook @JilingLAc.
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