Return to First Medicines Annual Gathering

August 1 – 2, 2024
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Prior Lake, MN
Featuring Indigenous Peoples Task Force Gala and National Indigenous Youth Fashion Show

The Return to First Medicines Gathering is Remembering What We Always Knew. We are the Medicine, We are still here and We are Reclaiming our roots.

A gathering for Adults and Youth to learn about sacred medicines, growing traditional foods, and how to care for the environment. Get inspiration and knowledge to help you protect the land, feed the soil and plant the seed for the next generations.

Entertainment: Youth Fashion Show – culture is prevention.

Coco Villaluz introduces how the Return to First Medicines Conference is about getting back to the original intention of tobacco and medicines in general, offering culturally grounded solutions and being in community with each other.

Bring your goods for barter and trade – whatever is growing in your garden or you have cooked or made.

Are you an organization interested in becoming an event sponsor or individual community members interested in having a vendor table? Please reach out to Suzanne at suzannen @

Presented by the First Medicine Inter-Generational Council of the Indigenous Peoples Task Force

Check out photos from our 2022 and 2021 gatherings and plan to join us July 2023!