|IAM Healthcare Local 1295 member Makhena, works at a retirement home in Orleans and delivers care to the seniors in her charge. She began performing native hoop dances at the home when she saw that some residents were anxious. “The hoop dance is a medicinal dance. It relieves their anxiety. It’s emotional and mental medicine,” she stated.|
Naturopathic and indigenous medicines are important to Makhena. “Our bodies are more receptive to those medicines,” she said.
IAM District 78 is extremely proud of Makhena and of all of our members that are providing care and services for their communities during this pandemic.