The overall theme, Returning to the Land, is a clarion call for us to change how we see ourselves within and in relationship with the Living Earth and other life-forms. Using a cultural lens, we examine the Western culture and contrast it with the original culture of the Indigenous peoples. The big question is: How do we bridge these contrasting worldviews and heal from our shared colonial history and heritage?
The topics are listed below with their registration links. You are invited to register for all four, although it is not required. Nia will recommend short readings for each program. A contribution of $20 to $50 is recommended, with a minimum of $5.
MODULE 2: SEEING WITH A NATIVE EYE – January 27,
3:30 to 5:00 eastern time, 12:30 to 2:00 pacific time
This module introduces us to the Dine culture in the Southwest United States. Using our definition of culture, we examine their beliefs, values, and cultural customs, including spiritual practices. We also briefly describe some ceremonial practices and their symbolic meaning. The reading entitled Seeing with a Native Eye for this module is both informative and engaging.