Good Living From Our Grandmothers

Plants that heal, feed, and protect us

Lii Bonn Michinn is traditional medicine of the Metis people, an indigenous people of the Canadian prairies. 

Lii Bonn Michinn was formed & influenced through teachings from many First Nations & European cultures, passed down from mothers to their children. 

A form of 'Bush Medicine", Lii Bonn Michinn Varies mildly by region and family, & teaches to live in a good way, to be healthy in mind, body, and heart.

Learn how the Metis connection to land, place, plants, animals, & community all play a role in healing through the traditions of Metis plant medicine.

*Pre-order until April 1st 2021: This course is 50% off until April 1st, 2021. *

Michif (French-Cree) language for plant names & historical uses of traditional medicines are included in this course. Scroll down to view the full curriculum & meet the instructor, a Metis Herbalist from Alberta, Canada.

Michif Herbalist Kalyn Kodiak

Instructor, Knowledge Keeper

Aapikayahk Michif (Metis Weaver)

Kalyn Kodiak

Kalyn Kodiak is a member of the Métis Nation of Alberta, a Traditional and Clinical Herbalist, a Weaver of Ceintures Fléchées (Arrow Sash belts), a teacher and knowledge keeper. A proud Two-Spirited Metis Femme, Kalyn serves as President of the Alberta Herbalists Association. She cherishes humans in all our forms, supporting her community to become closer to Creator through the Medicines given to us. You can attend a plant walk or workshop with Kalyn through her website, .

Course curriculum

Instructor Kalyn Kodiak, Metis Herbalist & Knowledge Keeper

  • 1

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    • Welcome to Metis Traditional Medicine

    • Metis Traditional Medicine - Workshop Table of Contents

    • Kodiak Herbal Metis Health & Culture

  • 2

    Lesson 2: We are the Metis - Li Zhaan di Michif

    • Li Zhaan di Michif

  • 3

    Lesson 3: Michif Lifeways

    • Michif Lifeways

  • 4

    Lesson 4: Michif Medicine - Li Bonn Michinn

    • Li Bonn Michinn

  • 5

    Lesson 5: Spring - Li Praentaan

    • Wapanew Askwa - Notes

    • Video: Planten Medicine

    • Planten - Notes

  • 6

    Lesson 6: Summer L'itii

    • Fwayn dii Buflo - Notes

    • Sepako wehkaskwa - Sage - Notes

  • 7

    Lesson 7: Autumn L'atonn

    • Lii Bonn Tii Rooz - Notes

  • 8

    Lesson 8: Winter - L'yvayr

    • Chalef Argent - Notes

    • Metos Poshakan - Tree Fungus - Notes

    • Mathamitos - Poplar - Notes

    • Lii Sayd - Cedar - Notes

  • 9

    Lesson 9: Michinn Video Recipes

    • Video: Muskehke Wapwe

  • 10

    Lesson 10: Glossary of Michif Terms

    • Glossary of Michif Terms

  • 11

    More Metis Medicine & Culture

    • More Metis Medicine & Culture Workshops from Kodiak Herbal