First Nation knowledge aids in quest for anti-cancer compounds
Lab Canada news, 1 August 2013

ALBERTA, CANADA: In the native prairie grasses of southern Alberta, University of Lethbridge biological sciences researcher Dr. Roy Golsteyn is looking for new cancer treatments – and by inviting help from First Nations traditional knowledge practitioners, he is hoping his quest is significantly aided. The project is the first search for anti-cancer agents based on First Nations traditional knowledge within Alberta. In a meeting with Piikani Nation elder Conrad Littleleaf, Golsteyn came to an important realization: combining his quest for a new anti-cancer compound with Littleleaf’s traditional First Nations knowledge could be key in a critical discovery. Read the article …