Healing Circles

All healing circles are paused for the summer. Stay tuned for details on Fall 2021.

Aani Yaadu.oo

Your Point of View

We invite you to hear the stories of our Tlingit Ancestors with Storytellers Daax koowdein Tommy Jimmie, Tléikw Xoo Victoria Johnson, and Kaa Nax Wu Tlain John Smith. They will explore a series of stories that have been shared since the beginning of time.

We will gather on Mondays for storytelling and Wednesdays for discussion from 9:30-10:15 over Zoom starting February 1st, 2021.

Recordings & Resources

Learning & Using the Tlingit Language

These sessions include an overview of the Tlingit language with a focus on sounds, essential phrases, strategies for self-study, dialogue practice, and an introduction to grammar. This will also include a study of Tlingit culture and history, and also strategies for language revitalization.
 
We will meet on Thursday mornings from 9:30-10:30 over Zoom. 
 
Bio:
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.
Recordings & Resources

Becoming Ourselves

Plants are our teachers, our relatives and ancestors. Join us to discover some of the teachings and life lessons that plants offer us.

 

In this 4-week workshop series, participants will learn about two Alaskan plants each week, 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 activities with the purpose of creating a space for wellness and learning.

 

We will meet on Thursday evenings from 7-8 pm February 11 – March 4 over Zoom. 

 

The first 30 people who register for the series will receive a kit full of plants and teas to follow along with the discussion.

 

Tentative Featured Plants:

  • Cottonwood
  • Willow
  • Hudson Bay
  • Devil’s Club
  • Chaga
  • Cedar
  • Alder
  • Yarrow
  • Wild Rose
  • Spruce
  • Fireweed
  • Licorice Fern Root

 

Becoming Ourselves is an offering of the Haa Tóoch Lichéesh Coalition in partnership with Naomi Michalsen, owner of Kaasei Training & Consulting. Naomi will host this wellness class series with special guests: Bob Sam, Richard and Janice Jackson, Norene Otnes, George Holly, Brenda Leask, Jennifer Nu, Tia Holley, Estelle Thomson, Paula Ciniero, Trixie Bennett and Lily Jensen.

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