NOVEMBER 22, 2016

Alshire Theater 7pm

Minot State University

Co-Sponsored by MSU Native American Center & NW Art


Mickinock Mishkiikii (Turtle Medicine): A Journey of Cultural, Spiritual, and Creative Healing


Over the past decade, Dr. Jollie-Trottier has developed a healing model that she refers to as Mickinock Mishkiikii or Turtle Medicine, which was originally inspired by her desire to explore connections between Anishinaabe spirit animal teachings and modern day psychology. For Dr. Jollie-Trottier, Turtle Medicine, represents more than a healing model, it’s evolved into a story of self-discovery, personal healing, and identify formation. When she was confronted with personal trauma, Dr. Jollie-Trottier added to Turtle Medicine, symbolism, story-telling and writing, and painting, to process moments in life where healing was needed; and only ART CREATION would do. Dr. Jollie-Trottier believes one’s life should be lived with directed purpose; and she feels God’s hand in her work while guiding her journey, a gift she shares with those in her audience. Dr. Jollie-Trottier will take you on a journey through the initial development of Turtle Medicine to the current works and future plans she has to spread the news of cultural, spiritual, and artful healing throughout Indian Country.

On March 12, 2016, the American Psychological Association hosted an interactive pop-up exhibit that empowered girls of color and explored careers in the social and behavioral sciences by showcasing the rich contributions of women of color.