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When Art Is Medicine

May 28, 2020 - The New York Times

In Ojibwe culture, music, dance and medicine are sources of healing.

In Ojibwe culture, music, dance and medicine are sources of healing.

MINNEAPOLIS — From our first contact with Europeans to the present, Indigenous people have careened from one public health crisis to another. Our healing process and our historical memory of these moments should not end with vaccinations. Traditions of song and dance help restore the balance that is drained by bodily sickness and deliver spiritua...