Large Raven, Possible Skinwalker, Curses Researcher at Navajo Reservation

A graduate student, working at the Dine Navajo reservation, recalls his professor’s possible encounter with a Skinwalker (A raven). He became very ill and was healed by a tribe spiritual leader.The following account was recently forwarded to me:”In 2010, I was working for a large university while completing a graduate degree in public health. My research considered the intersectionality of cultural beliefs and their impact on allopathic medicine (modern medial care), and I was testing a hypothesis that, concerning large reservations, if public health workers weaved in tribal or native medicine into their approach to modern medicine, we would see a decrease in healthcare hesitancy for individuals that resided on reservations (healthcare means different things to different cultures, I was exploring how to blend the two). The large university I was partnered with had a cultural anthropology program that was able to provide access to some very rural areas of reservation land in northwestern New Mexico (The Dine Navajo Nation). Thus, I buddied up with the anthropology students in order to complete my qualitative research regarding healthcare choices for individuals that resided in this part of the state.It was actually wonderful research; public health and anthropology (notably the ethnologists) have…

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Large Raven, Possible Skinwalker, Curses Researcher at Navajo Reservation

Updated: December 17, 2021 — 9:26 am