This week we look at one way that New Mexico’s traditional healers are keeping Curanderismo, or traditional healing, practice alive and thriving for the community. This year, the 19th Annual Traditional Medicine without Borders: Curanderismo in the Southwest and Mexico course will happen at UNM.
We hear from Antoinette ‘Tonita’ Gonzales, a curandera, and instructor of traditional healing. Along with Dr. Eliseo ‘Cheo” Torres and Rita Navarrete, Tonita teaches healing practices through the UNM Curanderismo course. We will also speak with Nicole Baty and Alma Olavarria Gallegos, two long-time GJ members who took this course and shared their experiences!