Jane Duma: Traditional Health
Jane Duma talked about how to use the plants that Mother Nature gave us and what each plant was user for. Teaching examples like Salvia apiana (white sage) make a tea for colds and coughs. Tell how the Kumeyaay do not use drums but, gourds in their songs. The bird songs are very important to the Kumeyaay. She also mention that people on the tribe did not want her teaching the langue to none tribal members. How the dialect is different for each tribe. Then she shows a book called Just before sunset by Lora L. Cline which has Kumeyaay words in the back and another book which is about her mom called Delfina Cuero by Florence Connolly Shipek which both books can be found at Cuyamaca College Library.