The Indígena Project :: remembrance, recovery, restoration
a series of 4 day gatherings / residencies for self-identified Indigenous girls, women, mothers and birthkeepers of Turtle Island / Anahuac (aka: the Americas) who want to restore and revitalize their connection to ancestral ways and wisdom of birth and mothering.
This is of particular interest to women who have lost connection with their lineage – and who want to restore what has been broken for their children and ancestors. Many of us are diasporic Indigenous people who have lost contact with our lineages and Indigenous Eldership as a direct result of the The Indian Relocation Act, corrupt Indian adoption policies, Indian residential and boarding schools, military recruitment of Indigenous people, forced migration, borders, mestizo consciouness, shame and hiding etc…
We come together seasonally in residency gatherings to re-create ceremony that has bee lost. We turn to each other relationally to remember, recover and restore who we are as Indigenous women who have lost connection with ancestral relatives, lands, language, and culture of Turtle Island.
We will gather and connect using the gentle tools of Indigneous storywork, laying-on the earth, community theater, dream work, appreciative inquiry, Somatic Experiencing, constellation ceremony, Myth Mending, Earth-Womb medicine, the mesoamerican sweat house (Temazcalli), Susto and Limpia (soul loss and spiritual cleansing) and trauma-driven performance protest – which we will present publicly for the creative representation and restoration of our people.
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