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Decolonization and Re-Indigenization
March 31, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
With James Skeet
We begin by identifying colonization, including the local capture of land and exploitation of resources, as well as the adoption of systems that value production, efficiency, and quantity above all else. It affects the way we operate in our day to day lives, with repetitious, meaningless jobs, urbanization, and medication. In order to decolonize our approaches in life, we explore the crucial connections between peoples, land, and cosmology.
In order to learn about Re-Indigenization, James will share with us land based archetypes and our place within existing indigenous cosmologies. Learn how to honor one another and the land to recreate the abundance that flows from reciprocity. Reclaim a community mind-set through an understanding of kinship. Learn how to enter into indigenous sacred space with love and respect and without presumption in order to avoid trespass on indigenous cultures.
James will help us understand our own cosmologies and envision our unique paths towards re-indigenization. At the end of the workshop we will celebrate our journey together with a ceremony to honor our relationships and our agreements with the land.
$10 to $25 suggested donation per participant. No one turned away for lack of funds.
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James Skeet is a Navajo leader who has over 35 years of experience in cross-cultural speaking at reconciliation events and sharing the condition and challenges of Native people. He is the executive director of Covenant Pathways, which focuses on reconnecting Indigenous peoples to the land through traditional Native farming practices. His work aims at the restoration and protection of sacred land, better health outcomes, and increased understanding of Native Cosmology and connection to land and food.