About the American Rootwork Association

The American Rootwork Association (ARA) is an evolving coalition of practicing rootworkers, scholars, scholar-practitioners and tradition-keepers interested in formalizing the study of rootwork, rootdoctoring and related folk traditions as serious areas of scientific and cultural inquiry. The ARA seeks to unify practitioners, practitioner-scholars and academics by raising broad questions, fostering the emergence of new areas of inquiry and examining the structures and conditions that influence rootwork as an expression of contemporary culture.

The American Rootwork Association (ARA) offers anyone interested in the formal preservation of American rootwork resources in the discipline, allowing them to utilize accumulated knowledge, information, and insights to significant use.

Mission Statement

The mission of the American Rootwork Association (ARA) shall be to stimulate, strengthen, advance, and promote the study of American rootwork, as well as indigenous scholarship and the professional interests of African American, Latin American, and indigenous anthropologists in the U.S. and around the world. 

American Rootwork Association Membership

Join an evolving coalition of practicing rootworkers, scholars, scholar-practitioners and tradition-keepers interested in formalizing the study of rootwork, rootdoctoring and related folk traditions as serious areas of cultural inquiry. Boost your professional standing and continuing education with ARA membership.

    1. Course Objectives

    2. How to use this course

    3. About Us

    4. Mission Statement

    5. Step One: Download the ARA Code of Ethics

    6. Step Two: Submit Your Information

    7. Step Three: Sign Up for our Newsletter

    8. Step Four: Download our Graphics

    9. Step Five: Download American Rootwork, the Journal of the American Rootwork Association

    10. Step Six: Check out the ARA Forum

    11. Step Seven: Check out the Mini Courses

    12. More Member Benefits

    13. Congratulations!

About this course

  • Access to topic courses
  • Community forum
  • Digital access to the Journal of American Rootwork

Social proof: reviews

“Only a fool tests the depth of a river with no feet.”

5 star rating

Great start for me

Janice Tuggle

I joined ARA to learn more and also there is so much information I have encountered I chose this as a base for me in my spiritual journey. Some things were more technical than I needed them to be, but I will take my time and learn and incorporate...

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I joined ARA to learn more and also there is so much information I have encountered I chose this as a base for me in my spiritual journey. Some things were more technical than I needed them to be, but I will take my time and learn and incorporate this information at my own pace.

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5 star rating

A very informative start.

Maurice Major

I can't wait to dig into all that is offered here. I am new here, and one of things I do before saying this is it . I try to experience the vibes. I am here. Thank you.

I can't wait to dig into all that is offered here. I am new here, and one of things I do before saying this is it . I try to experience the vibes. I am here. Thank you.

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Membership Benefits

What you can expect as a member of the American Rootwork Association.

  • Pay yearly or monthly for your convenience.

  • Receive a digital copy of American Rootwork, the journal of the ARA.

  • Gain access to the community forum for professional networking and ongoing education.

  • Gain access to mini topic courses for continuing education.

Pricing options

Pay membership fees either yearly of monthly for your convenience.