In this module, participants will be engaging in restoring one’s relationship with Skaagamikwe, our first mother the earth and all of our relatives. Within this restoring there is renewal and opportunity to uncover and rediscover her medicines and one’s place in and with Creation. In doing so the teachings that emerge from the land will inform our spirit, heart mind and body.
We will reflect on our values and beliefs, our relationship with Creator/Creation, ourselves and others. Our way of knowing and carrying that knowledge bundle that finds its expression through our gifts will grow. We will with each other recognize, connect with our unique way of being in the world and be awakened and nourished by that experience that we share. It is an invitation to come to see, feel, know and be in, with, on your life journey alongside fellow travellers fully engaged as an individual, as a family member; as a fellow community member and as a practitioner carrying good medicine in our communities. The universe cares, coming to believe that, experience that, and understand that changes everything.
Course OutlineParticipants will:
- Continue to gain insights and experience with ceremony in Indigegogy.
- Bring their own (or what they know) of their Creation Stories.
- Share Creation Stories, songs, drumming and ceremony.
- Build their ceremonial bundles.
Participant will leave with:
- An enriched understanding of the role of ceremony.
- An enhanced connection to the spirit of teaching and learning.
- Roots that connect who they are with their cultural ancestry, ceremony and land.
- An increased sense of one’s whole self.
COVID-19 RESPONSE FROM THE CENTRE FOR INDIGEGOGY
During the Covid-19 pandemic, many institutions decided to make a transition to remote on-line learning. The Centre for Indigegogy resisted this move because we felt that Indigegogy had to be experienced in person and in relationship. However, new experiences and exposure with real-time remote teaching and learning has caused us to reconsider the value of real-time remote teaching and learning while holding space to enact the principles of Indigegogy.
Our decision to move forward became an opportunity for us to re-envision what it means to offer Indigenous Centre Wholistic Professional Development through ‘real-time’ remote learning. We had to consider:
- How do we maintain Circle Protocols?
- How do we continue to engage in Ceremony?
- How do we hold the principles of Indigegogy (teaching the ways of the people IN the ways of the people)?
There is never a replacement for being with people in person but during this time of social distancing, we believe that we continue to offer quality programming that honours Indigegogy.
We look forward to being in ‘real-time’ remote teaching and learning Circles with you.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Indigenous Peoples Certificate : Indigenous Peoples Certificate