OURStory

A page about  POC and queer healer history.
*See Herbal Freedom School for book lists. See more about race, anti-racism, and anti-oppression at Race Matters.

Indigenous Medicine in the Americas

Mexico, Central and South America
Curanderismo
-toward a deeper history, red/brown medicine resurgence, indigenous medicine healing and the struggle for justice

Carribbean

Puerto Rico
Taino and the Mayans
Chamanismo Taíno: El Behique

Animal and Plant People

Cuba
http://lecturas.cibercuba.com/lecturas/ciencia/origenes_de_la_medicina_en_cuba.html


African Diaspora Herbal Medicine
Orisha/Yorubic Medicine/Ifa Medicine/Path of Osain:

The Ifa Medicine of West Africa

Yorubic Medicine: The Art of Divine Herbology
http://www.blackherbals.com/Yorubic_Medicine.htm


Traditional Chinese Medicine

An historical overview of Traditional Chinese medicine and ancient Chinese medical ethics
http://www.medizin-ethik.ch/publik/historical_overview.htm


Ayurveda (India)
http://www.ashtangayurveda.com/pages/History-of-Ayurveda.asp http://www.medindia.net/ayurveda/

QueerStory/ HirStory

Radical OURstory

Health Care Organized from Below: The Zapatista Experience
http://www.narconews.com/Issue44/article2502.html

Autonomous Health Care in Zapatista Communities

Health and Autonomy: The Case of Chiapas

Community Based Education for Health

Brown Berets and the Tiburcio Vasquez Medical Clinic
http://www.tvhc.org/AboutUs/History.aspx

The Health Initiatives of the Young Lords

Ten Point Health Program of the Young Lords

Injustice and Inequality

Forced Sterilization of Native American Women

Native American Health Suffers Due to Inequality

Health and Indigenous People: Recommendations for the Next Generation http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1447251/

Health Inequities in the Asian American Community


Brown Media: 

Radio Curious:  Health Care and the Black Panthers (interview)
http://www.upress.umn.edu/press/press-clips/radio-curious-health-care-the-black-panthers

Alondra Nelson: Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the fight against Medical Discrimination (video)

Women Brown Berets (prezi presentation)

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