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Future Field Work Beyond Rosebud

Through the Ceremony House and hard work of Medicine Bundle Keeper Roy Stone Sr. a revival of the Native American belief system is taking place. The Ceremony House offers a place where tribal members from all across the United States come to learn Native American Traditional healing and ceremonies from one of the very last knowledgeable elders alive today.

Top medical officials of the State of South Dakota have recognized Roy Stone Sr. incredible record of healing patients with deadly diseases such as cancer. It is the Amazonia Foundation’s honor to help Medicine Bundle Keeper Roy Stone’s gift to all humanity.

The Amazonia Foundation has realized that Roy Stone is a key aid to fighting against the terrible Methamphetamine problem on the Native American reservations in the United States. The problem is so severe sometimes seven out of ten juveniles between 12 and 20 are addicted. By financing projects that bring young Native Americans to live and learn from one of the last daily ceremonial places on the reservation, we have assisted in giving childrenĀ  pride in who they are andĀ  hope for the future.

The Amazonia Foundations charter applies to field work, but it also has an educational aspect. We are now working with the Lakota Sioux, Hopi, Navajo and Jicarilla Apache to bring new educational material and literature to the reservations that portrays an honest and positive view of their cultural relating to what is happening in the world today.

Indian Cultural and Economic Center in Panama

It has been a dream of the Amazonia Foundation to create an Indian Cultural and economic Center in Panama. The general purpose would be to bring all the tribes of the Americas and those that wish to work with them together in one spot. As Indians take more control, they will also be in more of a position of control over the resources on their lands. That Economic and Cultural Center would be the place a new form of development can take place. Just think, if an organized effort was made to grow healthy foods and botanical curse on organic soil for a fair price that can feed the world, in a healthier way. The hope and investment possibilities are endless.

Health Clinics on Rosebud Reservation

September 2005, Volunteer Network International and the Amazonia Foundation launched two medical relief clinics on the Rosebud Reservation. A staff of 14 volunteer doctors and health workers paid their own way to provide badly needed health care to the Lakota people. Many of the patients who came to the optometry clinic had been without glasses for over five years. Hundreds of pairs of prescription glasses were given out with the help of Indian Health Services.

At the same time, other doctors led by Flora Johnson MD and health workers ran a general health and diabetes clinic with Indian Health Services. We learned a great deal about the acute health issues among the Lakota and how diet has played a large roll in creating them. The average life expectancy on Rosebud reservation is 51.