Everything you need to understand or teach The Scalpel and the Silver Bear by Lori Alvord.
The Scalpel and the Silver Bear is the autobiography of Dr. Lori Arviso Alvord, the first female Navajo doctor in the United States. Alvord was raised in a small town named Crownpoint on a Navajo reservation adjacent to New Mexico. She grew up the daughter of a Navajo man and a white, blond woman, feeling torn between Navajo and modern American worlds. The book tells the story of Alvord's attempt to integrate the core insights and wisdom of her two cultural traditions. She intends her book to serve two other purposes as well: to tell the story of how one Navajo broke the glass ceiling and to illustrate the medical knowledge latent in Navajo rituals and taboos.
Alvord argues that modern medicine has lost any sense of spirituality. One of the most intimate things you can do with a person, in Alvord's opinion, is to cut them open...
The Scalpel and the Silver Bear Lesson Plans contain 118 pages of teaching material, including: