This page archives links to recorded sessions, and other resources shared, for Lyla June’s Jan, 2019 training Joining together to make a difference: Forging Settler/Indigenous Alliances. Below are links to recordings, homework assignment, and other resources/instructions pertaining to the training.
Join the FB group for this training to stay in touch with one another! You can request to join here. You are welcome to invite interested colleagues and friends to the join the FB group as well, if you like.
UPDATE: You are welcome to share session recordings, and any other materials on this page. 🙂
Recording of Jan 13 / Session One here.
Link to Training Outline Part 1: https://tinyurl.com/alliances-outline-part-1
Links Lyla shared during first session:
- Shuumi Land Tax – Bay Area program where non-Indian residents pay an affordable yearly voluntary tax to the local indigenous nation for staying on their lands
- Wiconi Wawokiya – Lisa Heth’s project in South Dakota to house veterans of Human Trafficking
- Keres Children’s Learning Center – Full immersion school saving the Keres Language
- Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp – Ramapough Lenape pipeline resistance camp in New Jersey
- Essay on Forgiveness
- Example of Alliance: Nuche and White Historian Working Together
- Essay on Reconnecting with Indigenous European Roots (also posted on White Awake here)
- Find an indigenous leader in your community who is working for the people and ask them: “In what ways, if at all, can I help?”
- Spend time researching the original names of the people that live/lived in your homeland, knowing that history that is written about us is almost always incomplete.
Recording of Jan 27 / Session Two here.
Special Guest Panelists:
- PAUL WENELL: Anishinaabe, Minnesapolis, MN; Hip-Hop Artist
- TANAYA WINDER: Shoshone/Duckwater Paiute/Southern Ute; Founder/Manager, Dream Warriors (www.dreamwarriors.co); Director, CU Boulder Upward Bound Program
- ERIK NEPHEW: Dine/Nuche; Bloomfield, NM; student and traditional medicine apprentice
- CELESTINO CROWHILL: Nde (Apache); Filmmaker, Activist, Art & Ecology student at University of New Mexico
Taking Action Together
Lyla is in the process of developing an action strategy in case you’d be interested in bringing this training into the real world and making a difference with us. We will release this strategy via email on Valentine’s Day with ways we change the world for the better. The basic plan is as follows:
1. Letters to Local and State Government Urging MMIW Legislation
2. Awareness Campaign We Build Together
3. Police Station National Action
More details on these actions to follow on February 14th.
For now, please review the following article if you’d like to become more educated on the MMIW issue:
If you’d like to be in touch with Lyla June, you can write to her at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Her schedule is tight, so we cannot guarantee a response, but Lyla appreciates all of you. 🙂