Whose Land is this Anyways?





Length of the course can be customized**



An introduction to Indigenous teachings, histories and world views for non-Indigenous people living across Turtle Island. Begin to foster a balanced and respectful relationship with the land.


MODULE 1:Shital (hello) + co-creation of rules + intro to project

Participants will be introduced to sharing circles and as a group we will have our first one. We will share about our intentions in joining the course and co-create the rules of the space.
Project: Participants start researching their ancestral tree and about the land that they occupy.

MODULE 2:Ancestral Knowledge & Milpa Technology

An introduction to the meaning of ancestral knowledge through a sharing about milpa technology. Participants begin to research about the land(s) they occupy and what land(s) they come from.
Project: Participants continue researching their ancestral tree and about the land that they occupy. Participants will research about the treaties and/or land disputes in their area and responsibilities attached to them.

MODULE 3:Colonization, VC's & start ups

We will learn about the history of Silicon Valley and the different waves of tech bros that have settled in the area, starting with the spanish conquistadores.
Project: Participants will share their preliminary findings. As a group, we will collaborate to create a map of our findings.

MODULE 4:A lesson on humility: 50,000+ years & 1776

In this session we will learn about the significance of Wampum belts and start our research about the land that we currently occupy.
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.

MODULE 5:Post-Columbus Apocalypse
Turtle Island Today

In this session we will reframe our idea of the apocalypse, and learn about a few case studies about current land disputes, Indigenous memes & Land back.
Project: Participants will share their preliminary findings. As a group, we will collaborate to create a map of our findings.

MODULE 6: FinalProject

After everything that participants were made conscious of after taking part in this class, how will you make things right? Participants share the draft of their personal plan.



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