Yup’ik Traditional Healer Honored in Anchorage

Angela Denning-Barnes, KYUK – Bethel

Rita Blumenstein, a Yup’ik traditional healer, is being honored this week in Anchorage by women from around the world. She is part of the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, a group which seeks world peace and healing. The grandmothers travel to each others homelands to help spread that peace.

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