Fire is Sacred Part III: Spiritual Activism

Overview

There has been an increased interest in working with Native tribes in various capacities that honor their traditional practices. This workshop is meant for anyone who wants to work with Natives in a respectful way, learn about Native Americans, or learn about the impact of colonization and Native resistance to it.

Before we can go straight into real-world work together and learn Traditional practices (such as cultural burns) we need to first:

  • Educate ourselves on the history of colonization
  • Understand how colonization has impacted indigenous people
  • Acknowledge our collective past
  • Learn how to identify and begin healing historical trauma
  • Focus on present healing, which often leads participants to become aware of how historical trauma has impacted them

In this third workshop of the Fire is Sacred series, we delve into Natives’ connection with the land, environment, and Spirit. We will explore how to incorporate ‘Spirit’ into the activism you do, and discuss how to start organizing nonviolent direct actions that are Spirit-led instead of ego/mind-led.

Our workshops include storytelling, self-reflection, role play, break-out one-on-one sessions, and small group discussions.

This workshop series is meant to be experienced in order, as each builds towards the next. We encourage attendance for the whole series or catching up when a session is posted online.

Past Sessions:

Recent Sessions:

  • Session Three: Spiritual Activism (this workshop)

Time 1: May 24, 2022, from 5-7 pm PDT

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Time 2: May 29, 2022, from 1-3 pm PDT