On Friday, November 5, from 6 - 8 p.m., Wabanaki REACH will be offering a community program titled, Healing Begins with Truth: Understanding Colonization, via Zoom. The program is hosted by The Dancing Elephant and open to the public by donation. Registration is required to receive Zoom link (www.rocklandyoga.com/upcoming-events)
In this two-hour educational experience, participants explore the differences between the worldview and culture of Indigenous peoples and settlers (and their descendants). Using historical and present day examples, participants will examine the deliberate strategies of colonization and resulting impacts on Indigenous people, land, and culture, including the domination culture that maintains systemic racism and oppression.
This program is intended to serve as a safe space for participants to join with peers and identify strategies to support healing in relation to each other and to the land. Everyone is welcome.
"Today we are creating a community together. We are not experts, you are not experts. We will learn from the materials we experience together and from what we share with each other about our own experiences and thoughts.” - Wabanaki REACH
The mission of Wabanaki REACH is to support the self-determination of Wabanaki people through education, truth-telling, restorative justice, and restorative practices in Wabanaki and Maine communities. For more information, visit www.mainewabanakireach.org.
The Dancing Elephant is a community center for yoga, meditation, and art with online offerings and yoga classes at Union Hall in Rockport. All programs are donation-based and available for all levels. For more information and to register, visit www.rocklandyoga.com/upcoming-events or contact Rachel at email@example.com or 207-594-1694.