Shamans of the Northwest Coast
Thursday, May 6, 2010 — Sunday, October 3, 2010
Spiritual Healing – Shamans of the Northwest Coast is designed to enlighten FIU students and a wider south Florida audience about the artistic accomplishments of the Northwest Coast Native tribes and specifically their cultural approach to healing.
For countless centuries indigenous peoples have lived along the Northwest Coast of the North American continent, thriving in a rich natural environment.
They believe that all nature is endowed with spirits. Illness is believed to come from the supernatural realm of these spirits.
The shaman is the ritual healer who draws directly upon his helper spirits to drive away illness using a wide variety of objects. Thus, healing is a religious event.