Although the statement may not be accurate, one older tribal member said witching exists today, "all the time" (1990s).
This may have acted to some degree as a deterrent to the practice of witching.
A person who has transgressed against another, or one who has spurned another in some manner, or one who has been badly cheated or slandered, all can be reasons for the act of witching to be initiated.
So you had to be good to everyone, inferring that one did not know who could be the source of witching. This was similar to the Meninomi belief in which there was a fear of older people and young people were told to be good to them, and never ask them for anything or they may hurt you.(22)
It would seem that this foreknowledge of death would not be characterized as witching, unless there is more that she has done that was not revealed when she claimed to be a practitioner.