Four visiting Native Americans shared their natural remedy ideas at Ngurelban Aboriginal Healing Centre in Rochester last Monday.By Elaine Cooney
Laughter, learning and sharing was what it was all about at Ngurelban Aboriginal Healing Centre in Rochester last Monday.
Four Native Americans visited the centre to share their natural remedy ideas with the Mums and Bubs group.
The Black Feet Tribe member Theda Newbreast said she and her fellow travellers wanted to get out of the concrete jungle and spend some time with people in the countryside.
Ms Newbreast displayed 12 different types of medicines to the group.
The group sat in a circle and made medicine bags tailored to their specific needs.
The bags were made by putting herbal remedies into cloth, crushing the herbs and tying the bag with a cloth string.
Ms Newbreast said the medicine bags offered protection and uplifted spirits.
She told the group to make use of the natural resources around them.
‘‘Gum leaf tea is very good for maintaining health,’’ she said.
Group participant Marley Day discussed some of the natural remedies used in the area.
‘‘Old Man Weed or Gukwonderuk grows from Victoria up to NSW and is great for eczema, psoriasis and mosquito bites,’’ she said.
Ms Day said the plant usually grew along river banks.
Tatura’s Jennifer Hippisley will head up a state education advisory group after being elected as the chair of the Victorian Local Learning and Education Network Broker Network.
After a tennis career spanning 62 years, of which the last 35 years have been as a coach, Yarrawonga's Jon Coleman is set to retire at the end of 2013.
The recent Kyabram Master Pairs, played over six days with crack sides from near and far, attracted some talented bowlers eager to win the prestige event.
A frequent visitor to northern Victoria, Care Connect's Graham Custance recently won a national award for his work supporting indigenous elders to achieve better health and wellbeing.
Three Goornong Fire Brigade firefighters recently completed a CFA course on safety surrounding urban firefighting and using breathing apparatuses.
Kyabram Lawn Tennis Club’s annual junior singles tournament again attracted good numbers from across the district.
But have opponents given up the fight?
Tocumwal Pre-School students are proudly flying their KITE at the Tocumwal Lions Community Hostel.
Tooborac Fire Brigade visited Tooborac Primary School last Tuesday to help the school complete its bushfire emergency management plan.
Residents urged to renew fruit fly baits to support local orchards.
A Korean company has a proposal with the NSW Government to built a $90 million ethanol plant in Deniliquin.
SPC Ardmona, is sending eight containers loaded with $250,000 of fruit and vegetables to cyclone ravaged Philippines.
The hunt is on for a buyer for Benalla and Mansfield Toyota after the business went into receivership last fortnight.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.