Chumash clinic ties in tribal traditions

NATIVE HEALER—Krista Armenta-Belen delivers a lecture about her work on behavioral health issues within the Chumash community on Jan. 24 at the Chumash Indian Museum in Thousand Oaks. MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers

Sitting among artifacts at the Chumash Indian Museum, Krista Armenta-Belen said the modern Chumash population suffers from certain serious health issues, like diabetes and chronic liver failure, at rates well above those of the general population.

She believes a return to tradit...

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