This is a workshop about 500 years of indigenous resistance that began in 1452. With a Native American perspective and incorporating traditional teachings and stories, and how the Doctrine of Discovery was the foundation for the historic colonization, genocide, relocation, termination, forced assimilation of Native Americans. We will discuss historical trauma in which we are all inflicted because of colonization, and how colonization has impacted indigenous people. Healing from historical trauma spiritually strengthens individuals, gives participants more guidance from Spirit, and empowers them to work toward fulfilling their purpose.
We will delve into the Natives connection with the land, environment, and ‘Spirit’. Explore how to incorporate ‘Spirit’ into the activism you do. Discuss how to start organizing nonviolent direct actions that are Spirit-led instead of ego/mind-led.