New Skill-Shares Offered

DSC04400We’ve updated our Skill-Share page with two new offerings and to reflect these skill-shares are offered as a part of the Lakota Cante Tenza Okolakiciye or Strong Heart Warrior Society. Participants will receive a certificate from Cante Tenza acknowledging their participation.   Let’s make an event happen in your community!

We are offering:

  • Decolonization for White Settlers Intensive
  • Decolonization & Ancestral Recovery
  • Decolonization & Independence with Lakota warrior leader Canupa Gluha Mani
  • Indigenous solidarity
  • Returning to Ourselves: Decolonizing LGBTQI

Check out all the details on the Skill-Shares page!

Or contact Ana with questions or to schedule an event in your community!

Decolonization Gathering in Lakota Territory

HeartofDecolonizationSAVE THE DATE!
September 4-6, 2015
Independent Lakota Territory
Hosted by the Lakota Cante Tenza Okolakiciye (Strong Heart Warrior Society)

This unique gathering is intended to bring together a diverse group of decolonizing people under observation of Native warriors and activists. In particular, we are focusing on those non-Native persons in positions of leadership, teaching, or mentoring others in movements of decolonization. Over the three days, we hope to engage in conversations that will create understanding, build relationship, and ensure accountability in the critical movements to return Indigenous lands and lifeway.

Fill out the online application if you wish to attend and get more details here.

Essay: Decolonizing the “Primitive Skills” Movement

An important look at the “primative skills” and “rewilding” communities.

On Stolen Land

Decolonizing the “Primitive Skills” Movement

A note: I use the word “primitive skills” as a catchall for traditional, indigenous, ancestral, and earth-based skills and technologies, because it is the term widely used in the movement I speak of in this essay. However using the word “primitive” is problematic, as it implies that the technology of industrial civilization is more “advanced” than these older technologies, and ignores the fact that many of these technologies are part of living traditional cultures.

People in modern America choose to practice “primitive”, also called ancestral or earth-based skills, for a number of reasons. Many oppose the modern lifestyle, are critical of capitalism and civilization and mourn the ways it has disconnected us as humans from the earth. Many recognize that Indigenous ways of being represent a picture of humans living in harmony with nature, a truly sustainable way of life, finding food, shelter, and every…

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