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Sas Carey "Changes in Mongolia 1994-2013, with a Special Emphasis on Reindeer Herding Nomads"

Wed, Nov 6, 4:15 pm
Student Building 150

Horizons of Knowledge Lecture

In 20 years, Mongolia has changed from a place where the streets and stores in the capital were empty, to a mineral-rich country with a projected GDP of 11% for the next 10 years, bringing prosperity and consumer goods into the country.  Does their nomadic background help Mongolians deal with these vast changes? What is different in the life of the reindeer herder today? What has changed in rural health care? A power point of photos from then and now will be presented

NOTE: Sas Carey will also give a “brown bag” luncheon talk on Thursday 7 November 2013 in Student Building, Room 159, Indiana University, Bloomington campus.  The talk will be on “Marrying ‘traditional’ and ‘modern’ medicine and healing.” 

Sas Carey has a BS in Nursing, a Masters degree in Education and a certificate of Physician of Traditional Mongolian Medicine from the Institute of Traditional Medicine in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.  In 1990 she received the Exemplary Prevention Programs Awards from the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Following her study of Traditional Mongolian Medicine (TMM), she worked in Mongolia as a Health Education Training Specialist with the World Bank/UNDP, consulting for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Education Programme for the 21st Century. In 2001, Carey founded the Life Energy Healing School to teach students energy healing and health and prevention techniques harmonizing TMM with modern health practices.  Carey also founded the non-profit NGO Nomadicare, which supports the sustainability and cultural survival of nomadic peoples in Mongolia by harmonizing traditional and modern medicine and documenting nomadic ways.  She has traveled in rural Mongolia nearly every year for two decades providing traditional Mongolian medicine training, laboratory supplies and general training to rural health centers' health professionals. 


Hosted by:

The Mongolia Society

Department of Anthropology

Department of Central Eurasian Studies

Foster International Living-Learning Center

Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center

Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center

Office of Global and Community Health Partnerships (OGCHP)


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