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The Plant Path

Nov 18, 2020

In today’s episode Coast Salish ceremonial leader, singer, speaker and environmental activist, Chenoa Egawa shares an important message for our times, bringing awareness to the water and sharing how we can be raising the next generations to care for the elements that give all beings life. She shares about the healing power of water as our first medicine and more teachings about the sacredness of our water, as well as our responsibility to protect the waters on our Mother Earth and teach our children how to do this as well.

We first had Chenoa on the show in 2018 for episode #44: The Medicine of Water, Food & Herbs from an Indigenous Perspective on Healing.




Chenoa Egawa is Coast Salish of the Lummi and S’Kallam Nations of Washington State. She is a ceremonial leader, singer, speaker, environmental activist and artist dedicated to bringing healing to our Mother Earth, and to people of all cultures, backgrounds and origins through recognition of our shared experiences as human beings.


One of her principal teachings today is the importance of preserving and sharing wisdom and ways of life that benefit the health, well being and protection of all life on our Mother Earth. 


Chenoa has long been active in local, and international work for Indigenous peoples, children and the environment. For over 20 years, she has worked in Washington State schools, creating programs that integrate Native American culture and history, often teaching through songs and storytelling, empowering Native youth and bringing greater appreciation for cultural diversity to all children in the public school system. 


Over the past 25 years, she has traveled throughout North, Central and South America facilitating communication among indigenous peoples with the intent of protecting and preserving cultural heritage, languages and homelands.


She serves as a voice to bring Native wisdom and perspectives to the world at a time when these teachings are particularly poignant reminders of our shared responsibility to live with respect for ourselves, one another, and for our Earth.


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The Plant Path provides unique perspectives for the modern practitioner of herbalism that doesn’t just want to “fix what’s broken” in the body, but seeks to serve others with deeper levels of healing and transformation with herbal medicines. 


A unique synergy of clinical herbalism, alchemy, medical astrology, and herbal traditions from around the world, The Plant Path focuses on giving you a truly “wholistic” perspective on herbal medicine so you never fall into the trap of allopathic herbalism.