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'Earth Medicines' book explores traditional Indigenous wellness methods

This year, Oct. 10 marks Indigenous Peoples' Day. There’s been a growing movement to shift the holiday from honoring Christopher Columbus to Indigenous peoples.

Last year, President Joe Biden became the first president to officially recognize the day; in a proclamation, he said Indigenous Peoples' Day is a time to celebrate the invaluable contributions and resilience of the people who originally inhabited the land that is now the United States.

Felicia Ruiz is a curandera, or a traditional healer, and the author of, "Earth Medicines: Ancestral Wisdom, Healing Recipes and Wellness Rituals from a Curandera."

The Show spoke with her to learn more about Indigenous contributions.

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.