Hale of Dr. Paula Noel Macdhubhsidhe (ancient) ~ Macfie (modern)
Dr. Paula Noel Macdhubhsidhe (anglicized as Macfie) is Tuatha + Dalriadian and fifth generation from County Cork, Ireland along with being from Colonsay + Iona, Scotland under the sept of Clan Macfie. She is also Tuatha (red head race) with genealogical migrations from Aotearoa to Rapa Nui to Kahiki to Ireland. She is also from Jute, Teutonic and Frank clans.
Dr. Paula is an independent researcher specializing in decolonizing methodologies and indigenous science for over 27 years. She has a Ph.D. in Recovery of Indigenous Mind from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She served for two years on the Oregon Cannabis Commission – Research (briefly as co-chair) and Patient Care subcommittees.
When working on the subcommittees she wrote the definition of decolonization for the Oregon statutes for cannabis. She specializes in dismantling western colonized mind systems and assisting in bridging western science with indigenous science specific to education, business, government, plant medicine and personal growth. She has a strong voice in decolonization for community, city and state systems that commodify plant medicine and is adamant about the accessibility of low-income, disabled and vulnerable populations.
Dr. Paula is the owner of Back Door Medicine, LLC a research-based educational and consultation business that bridges people with cannabis suppository knowledge, indigenous science research knowledge, cannabis product accessibility to low income and people with disabilities through a decolonization lens. She has been on the forefront of cannabis suppository research for over 10 years and serves the global community. She is also an inventor and recently received a patent for her suppository mold for people with disabilities. She is a proud member of the Oregon Native American Chamber in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Macfie has also recently been appointed to the City of Portland – Cannabis Policy Oversight Team (CPOT).
Because of my ancestors migrating to Oregon from the east coast of the United States in the 1840’s and 1850’s, the indigenous people of Oregon, the Chinook, Kalapuyans, Molallans, Tillamooks, Northern Paints, peoples who lived on this land for over ten thousand years, were either removed from their ancestral land or killed by the epidemics and diseases brought by my ancestors to the west.
I have perpetuated this cycle of my ancestors by not knowing who I am and where I come from, not knowing the history of how my ancestors came to this land, and by continuing to think, act and know solely with a western mind. I have operated in a way that creates a lifestyle that contributes to addiction, suicide, violence, ignorance, and the death of hundreds of species of plants and animals. How can I transform the western mind that I think and know with? I ask myself, what can I do about it?
This platform is my response to what I CAN and AM doing about it.
Plant nutrition for chronic and acute conditions
End-of-life comfort and caregiver support
Cannabis education, dosages and applications
Making plant medicine remedies at home
Backyard home growing support
Suppository mold invention - release coming VERY soon!
Psilocybin + fungi education, research and micro-dosing
Decolonization as a personal psychological process
Recovery of Indigenous Mind
Bi-cultural model framework building
Lucid dreaming, visualization and telepathic communication
Parents with autism
Brain injury - TBI
Depression + Anxiety
Domestic violence + sexual trauma
Single parenting support (no co-parent)
Decolonizing marketing, advertising and public relations