Decolonizing Our Activism

Sat
14
Jan2017

Saturday, January 14, 10:00am – 5:00pm

University Friends Meeting & Friends Center, 4001 9th Ave NE, Seattle, Washington 98105

Join us this Saturday for what is bound to be an excellent workshop led by Idle No More to educate non-Natives on how to be effective and respectful allies.

The objectives for these workshops include:
*Educate non-Native allies how to work with Native Americans doing activism
*Authentic alliance building that reflects indigenous-led organizing and strategies
*Prepare participants for volunteer opportunities at Native community events
*How to support Native activism rather than perpetuating colonial systems of oppression
*Honor indigenous traditions without appropriating their cultures

This life-changing workshop incorporates traditional Native American teachings that are even more relevant and needed today. We will offer some suggestions on how to be a good ally and form partnerships with the traditional stewards of this land.

Offering self-reflection, group participation, role play, one-on-one and small group discussions, group meditation, and finally positive actions individuals can take. By acknowledging our collective past and focusing on the present healing often leads participants to become aware of historical barriers that can be effectively removed in a safe and comfortable environment.