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The Story of Cansasa and Indigenous Plant Medicine Storytelling

Broadcast on October 01, 2021
With Shayne Case
Hosted by Kelsey Barrett

Shayne Case shares the Lakota story of Cansasa (red willow) and talks about storytelling as an integral part of plant medicine healing in Indigenous traditions. She focuses on the psycho-spiritual healing power of plants and how to use this medicine in home and clinical practices.

In This Session You'll Discover:

  • Cansasa is the story of belonging and healing separation, isolation, and loneliness
  • Indigenous medicine considers the mental, spiritual, physical, and emotional aspects of not just one person, but the whole community
  • Indigenous medicine-making is about collecting not only the physical aspects of a plant, but also the story of the earth that its roots cling to
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Shayne Case

Founder of Under the Eagle's Wing Mentorship Program and Tokeyamaniwin Project

Shayne Case was born in Germany to a German-American mother and a Miniconjou Lakota father, and is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. She spent her childhood going between the forests of Germany and the prairies of South Dakota, learning directly from the plants. Shayne has undergraduate degrees in education, child study, and english literature from Smith College. She has done graduate work in spirituality and consciousness studies, professional counseling with a focus in somatics, applied theology, and divinity studies. Shayne is a clinical herbalist and a medicine person who has worked in her private practice for over 20 years. Additionally, she founded Under the Eagle’s Wing Mentorship Program (which guides emergent healers), and the Tokeyamaniwin Project (which works directly with Indigenous youth and traditional plant medicine.)

Shayne Case