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Value Our Traditions/Sacred Tobacco a radio series about reclaiming and honoring traditional American Indian tobacco | Supported by ClearWay Minnesota
In these short radio segments, we feature American Indians from Minnesota, sharing their personal experiences and challenges of quitting commercial tobacco, reclaiming sacred tobacco and honoring their heritage.
A Bad Health Scare Made Him Quit
Lew grew up with tobacco, started smoking as a teen. But he finally quit after becoming very sick and ending up in ICU, with a life-threatening illness.
Indie, who works as a smoking cessation counselor, notes that everyone’s relationship with traditional tobacco is different. Some people are more connected, and some people don’t know much about Sacred Tobacco.