Whose Land is this Anyways?
👉🏽An introduction to the history of Indigenous land dispossession across Turtle Island.
The goal of the course is to gain conciousness, begin the process of fostering a balanced relationship with the land, and to create a personal plan to respond to your responsabilities as a treaty person.
The curriculum is an overview and can be adjusted to your learning goals.
1:Shital (hello) + co-creation of rules + intro to projectWe will share our intentions, get to know eachother, and co-create the rules of the space.
🌱Project: Participants start researching their ancestral tree.
2. Turtle Island People’sIn this session we will learn about the Ohlone, Nahua & Haudenosaunee people’s before contact.
🌱Project: Participants research the lands that their ancestors are from.
2. Manifest Destiny & broken TreatiesDuring this session we will learn about the the doctrine of manifest destiny and an overview of how settler colonialism began on different regions of Turtle Island.
🌱Project: Participants begin to research about the land(s) they occupy.
3:Ancestral Knowledge & Milpa TechnologyAn introduction to Ancestral knowledge through a sharing about milpa (3 sisters) Technology.
🌱Project: Participants will research about the treaties and/or land disputes in their area and responsibilities attached to them.
4:A lesson on humility: 50,000+ years & 1776In this session we will learn about Indigenous land stewardship the significance of Wampum belts.
🌱Project: Participants will share about their family history and the land where they’re Indigenous. Participants continue researching about the treaties and/or land disputes in their area and responsibilities attached to them.
5:Post-Columbus Apocalypse: Turtle Island TodayIn this session we will reframe our idea of the apocalypse, learn about current land disputes, & the Land back movement.
🌱Project: Participants will share their preliminary findings. As a group, we will collaborate to create a map of our findings.
6: Final SessionAfter everything that you learned, in what ways will you respond to your responsabilities as a treaty person?
🌱Project:Participants share the draft of their personal plan with the group.
TAKE ME BACK