Indigenous Traditional Knowledge

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My nickname is Cease, my traditional Name is T’uy’tanat. I am a student of life and i have chosen/been chosen by, the plant medicine world, to learn and utilize medicines for healing and strengthening. I have grown up with the Skwxwu7mesh Uximixw. I am Skwxwu7mesh, Sto:Lo, Hawaiian and Swiss.

I have spent my teenage-hood to my adulthood researching and learning how to practice as much of my indigenous culture as I can. I am a student of life. I have a need to learn through hands-on interaction. I also love to share knowledge in this way.

Reciprocity is invaluable to indigenous cultures. This is how I see my learning and teaching practice and discipline. I seek to learn as much about indigenous plant medicines and foods as I can. I also endeavour to share that knowledge as I learn it.
I am going to explore my learning and sharing practices through this blog. I look forward to what this brings together in terms of online community building and dialogues.

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Published by: T'uy'tanat - Cease Wyss

Skwxwu7mesh/Sto:Lo/Metis/Hawaiian/Swiss Inter-disciplinary Artist Mediums/Formats: Digital Media Web Installations Public Art Community Based/Engaged Dialogues Storytelling Medicine Gathering Sharing Traditional Knowledge Creating and Building Communities Land and Wetlands Restoration and Remediation Collective and Collaborative Processes I am a mom of a lovely grown up daughter, [who is pursuing her life ambitions and passions], and I do a bunch of cool things that i dig. I like honest and passionate people who work hard at their goals and ambitions, and I tend to steer away from folks who are not pulling in the canoe , but rather just along for the ride. I am honest and I try to be humble, but I am human. I make mistakes and I learn from them and move on. I love plants. I love nature and all that we are gifted through Grandmother Nature and Grandfather Rocks. I am hoping to share information that I tend to share on a regular basis, about the work i do with plants. This includes forests and gardens, as I spend most of my outdoor time in these places. I spend as much time outdoors as I am able to. I work as an eco tourist guide in the spring/summer/fall months in the local forests and waterways surrounding Vancouver. My family is predominately Coast Salish, with Hawaiian roots from close to 100 years back. My father came from Europe, he is Swiss. My Indigenous cultural roots are my strengths, and I honour and feel ok about my European roots and draw positive elements from there too. I love all the culture in my life, and the unique histories stemming from each. I have lived a rich cultural life in my traditional territories, working, learning, teaching, living, gathering medicines, creating art, building communities, and striving for a better living in other ways. I have a creative soul and I live to create things.... both beautiful and not so beautiful. Complicated things and simple things. That is Art. It is a spirit that calls me and begs me to play at late hours of the night, or early hours of the day... or several days at a time. It is a big part of my soul. As is my inner Plant Diva.....I have a need to feed both these parts of my soul, and I hope this blog will help people learn more about why Mother Earth is so important, and how easy it is for us all to live better by taking care of our collective home and Mom, while taking care of ourselves. My wellness approach is simple... Love who you are and where you come from, and you will love where you are going. If you don't feel the love for yourself and your personal roots, or simply don't know your roots.... find the Love in Yourself. Redefine yourself and your world. But find your inner love, and feed it. And feed yourself while you're at it! Grow some food, barter for some food, make art, compost. and Please Help save the Bees and other pollinators. Thank you if you are already on top of it. I am a plant picker and grower and gatherer, so I started this blog as I have received so many requests from so many folks who have wanted me to do this for a long time. I hope you enjoy what I have to share. I do plant walks all the time, throughout the year and in many places. I see this is an online interactive medicine walk. I hope you enjoy the blog. And please consider booking me for walks and talks... I do interactive plant walks with teas before/during or after. :) my contact info is located below. Please leave comments and give me feedback. :) Peace out

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2 thoughts on “Indigenous Traditional Knowledge”

  1. Hi Cease:

    Sorry about the misspelling of your name above.
    Recently, I sent you an e-mail with more details than posted above. Are you still interested in my coming to your location to learn about medicinal plants?

    Thank you,
    Lois Schwarz.

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