Traditional Medicine is thriving.

May 20, 2023. Our Tribe's Traditional Medicine Program is thriving.   

Traditional Medicine. 

The Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians Traditional Medicine Program, established in 1995, was the first tribal traditional medicine program in the United States integrated into a tribal health delivery system.  It has become recognized and accepted within the tribal community and has served as a model for traditional medicine programs offered by other tribes.

Program Objectives:

  • Offer holistic Ojibwe traditional medicine services to meet spiritual, mental, physical, and emotional needs.
  • Offer services that meet the cultural and traditional beliefs of the clients.
  • Encourage and teach individual responsibility for one's well-being and health.
  • Support health education and disease prevention goals and participate fully in the Strategic Health Plan.
  • Facilitate the integration of traditional and Western medicine.

Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians Traditional Medicine Department