Sàmi Healer Faces Prison After Receiving Cactus in Mail

Urbi “Jungle” Svonni of Giron

This is a compelling article about a Sàmi healer who is facing jail time in Sweden after receiving (an entirely legal) cactus plant in the mail.

Indigenous Healer Faces Prison After Receiving Cactus in Mail | Alternet.

Just as the Swedish government hunted, and often put to death, the so-called ‘witches’ that practiced their age-old natural healing methods when they took over Sapmi, they now want to crush any resurgence of indigenous practices. This case is also part of a broader worldwide movement to suppress plant medicines and traditional healing techniques. Some people believe these techniques often perform better than the products of the multi-billion-dollar pharmaceutical industry, which spends millions donating to political election campaigns across the globe.

You can sign a petition protesting the Swedish government’s actions here.

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