Medical Student Incorporates Indigenous MedicineMay 8, 2017 |
by Galen Patterson
Leo John Bird, a member of the AmskapiiPiikanii tribe, is known to his community as Piitahsoowatsis.
A senior at Stanford University in California, Bird is majoring in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity and Native American Studies. He comes from a culture that stresses family and equality, and it impacts his life as well as his aspirations.
What makes Bird unique is his plan. He set out to become a physician, but he changed his path to incorporate more into the profession.