Healing Circles

Learning & Using the Lingít Language - Part 2

This session will build on the sounds, phrases, and grammar that we started with last winter. We will also touch on Lingít culture & history, and strategies for language revitalization.
We will meet on Friday mornings from 9:30-10:30 over Zoom. 
Lance Twitchell is of Tlingit, Haida, Yupʼik, and Sami heritage with the Tlingit names X̱ʼunei and Du Aaní Kawdinook and the Haida name Ḵʼeijáakw. X̱ʼunei is an Associate Professor of Alaska Native Languages at the University of Alaska Southeast and is a multimedia artist who works in Northwest Coast Design, poetry, screenwriting, audio, film, and photography. He earned a Ph.D. in Hawaiian and Indigenous Language and Cultural Revitalization from  Ka Haka ʻUla o Keʻelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and works regularly on projects in Indigenous language revitalization and institutional decolonization.

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Becoming Ourselves, Plant Medicine

We will meet on Monday evenings from 6-7 on Zoom. 
Plants are our teachers, our relatives, and ancestors. In this 5-week workshop series, participants will learn about Alaskan plants, gain new appreciation and understanding of Indigenous ways, while strengthening relationships with the land and community. Activities include wild tea and tea making, plant medicine and harvesting guidelines, storytelling, song, and movement, with the purpose of creating a space for wellness and learning.

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Plant Teachings for Teachers

This event has been postponed due to Covid. We will start with monthly online sessions in 2022, and conclude with an in-person event in May or June.

Participants will explore plant teachings and social-emotional skills. Classes will include hands-on medicine making, cooking with native foods, games, movement, and other activities. Facilitators will share ways to adapt the curriculum to a variety of learning environments including education and behavioral health & wellness programs. Participants will receive a curriculum kit with a book, plant cards, an activity guide, and a Plant Teachings self-care kit. Participants will also be eligible for 15-19 hours of CEUs. Naomi Michalson, Elise Krohn, and Elizabeth Campbell will be leading this group.

If you are interested in attending, please email Atin@awareak.org or call (907)586-4902 for more info.