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Native Wellness

Native wellness healing knowledge and practices throughout Puget Sound and the United States are shared to support your wellness goals.

Visiting Native healers come from the local area and as far away as New Mexico, Arizona, and Canada.  Their healing methods vary depending on a patient’s unique circumstance and the healer’s preference.
Appointments with native healers are scheduled for one hour. Currently, Native Healer appointments at Salish Cancer Clinic are on hold due to the pandemic. 
For questions about Native Traditional Healing or a tribal member, please contact Roberta Basch at

Wellness Consultant
Asu (Red Bird Woman) Caren Trujillo is from the Yaqui Tribe located in Tucson, Arizona. Her focus areas include Natural Wellness, Alternative Healing Remedies, Medicinal Herbs, Indigenous People’s Issues, Women’s Issues, Mental Health, Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse, and Environmental Issues.
She works individually to develop a personalized treatment plan utilizing natural methods that may include prayer, meditation, counseling, smudging, herbs, talking circles, or other methods according to their specific needs.

Native Spiritual Healer
Mr. Herbert Yazzie descends from a very long line of ancient Native Traditional Spiritual Healers.  Herbert is Dene’ from Navajo, in Arizona. 
Highly respected by his clients, Herbert is a diagnostician and healer who utilizes the Navajo ceremonial Crystal Gazing Ceremony, natural medicine, and song.

Northwest Traditional Healer
Connie McCloud is a member of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians in Tacoma, Washington.  She has served the Puyallup Tribal community and surrounding communities for more than thirty years in various positions.
Connie’s first position with the Puyallup Tribal Health Authority was as the Women’s Outreach Worker.   Her skill, practices, and knowledge blossomed into her current position as the Tribal Cultural Director.
Connie provides staff training, as well as healing and counseling sessions with anybody that seeks her assistance.

Indigenous Home cooking – Menus inspired by ancestors

Native Nutrition with Valerie Segrest

Native Wellness Day at Salish Cancer Center on hold due to pandemic

Native Wellness, Traditional native healing methods of the Pacific Northwest

Puyallup Tribe Culture Program

Community Events

Everyone is Welcome to Join in Tribal Journeys

Virtual Survivor Support Groups are open to all indigenous cancer survivors, caregivers, and family members who have been affected by cancer. For more information, please contact Cancer Equity Coordinator, Misha Loeffler

Puyallup Tribal Community Culture Program offers community activities for Native people located in the Puyallup Tribal Community

Puyallup Tribal Community Wellness Division of the Puyallup Tribe

Puyallup Tribal News

Puyallup Tribal Language Program for community members

South Puget Sound Intertribal Planning Agency Tribal members

Puyallup Tribal Health Authority for their patients

Seattle Indian Health Board for their patients

Native Wellness Home Page

Native Wellness Day at Salish Cancer Center is on hold due to pandemic

Support Group information –For all Tribes visit the American Indian Cancer Foundation

Native Nutrition with Valerie Segrest

NW Tribes, visit the NW Tribal Comprehensive Cancer Project, Portland Area Indian Health Board

South Puget Sound Planning Agency for Chehalis, Nisqually, Shoalwater Bay, Skokomish, and Squaxin Island Tribe’s Cancer Care Prevention program                    

Puyallup Tribal Health Authority patients only

For all Tribes, visit the American Indian Cancer Foundation

Salish Cancer Center
The Puyallup Cancer Tribe of Indians established the Salish Cancer Center and operating mission, vision, and values to ensure compassionate, comprehensive, and scientifically based integrative cancer care for all.
The Puyallup Tribe of Indians is committed to a world without cancer.
Values – The Four Cardinal Directions
The Four Cardinal Directions



  • North – Health: We empower patients, caregivers, and each other to optimize the health of body, mind, spirit, and environment.
  • East – Compassion: We are fully present. We bring caring, kindness, and sincerity to all interactions.
  • South – Respect: We accept each person unconditionally and appreciate our differences.
  • West – Integrity: We honor our word. We are dependable, authentic, and responsible.
“We are Puyallup: A brief overview of the Puyallup Tribe.”