Indigenous Critique of Party Politics
Nov
14
12:00 PM12:00

Indigenous Critique of Party Politics

Audelino Sac Coyoy is a Maya-K’iche’ academic from Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.   He describes his duel life as a Maya "Day Counter" or "Maya Preist " in his native culture and as a Professor of Political Science and Maya Studies in his Western Persona.  

Don Audelino, as his students call him,  presents an indigenous alternative to party politics based on meritocracy and grass-roots respect over money or institutional control over the decision-making process.    Elections a democracy does not make when the process for selecting candidates is not democratic.  

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Weaving Tomorrow from Yesterday: Textile Production as a form of Resistance
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Weaving Tomorrow from Yesterday: Textile Production as a form of Resistance

Paola Tzep Aju represents a new generation of Maya women born in traditional culture but embracing their roles in a globalized community.   Paola grew up weaving traditional ceremonial garments and utilitarian fabrics in her rural Highland village of Xeabaj Ixtehuacan.  
 

Paola with be speaking about her work to build resiliency in rural artisans to adapt to a changing world on their own terms.    

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Apache Women Speak: Water Rights & Indigenous Food Sovereignty
Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

Apache Women Speak: Water Rights & Indigenous Food Sovereignty

 

Cheryl Pailzote, chief hydrologist of the White Mountain Apache Nation, and Robyn Pailzote, farm technician on the Nedée Bikíya horticulture, enterprise,  will lead us in a discussion about tribal water rights and food soverignty that native communities are doing to address these critical problems, and how you too can be a part of protecting natural life-giving resources and supporting indigenous efforts.

Come and hear these dynamic women talk about their efforts to restore water and food sovereignty amongst the White Mountain Apache.

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Cocina de la Abuela
Sep
21
12:00 PM12:00

Cocina de la Abuela

Indigenous food sovereignty lunch is featuring easy to make at home recipes from grandma's kitchen.  Join us for a meal and discussion concerning food systems with Indigenous peoples of the Americas.   Decolonize your mind, body and spirt with whole food

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Cross-Cultural Training Workshop for Faith based groups working with Native communities
Mar
19
1:00 PM13:00

Cross-Cultural Training Workshop for Faith based groups working with Native communities

Native American Ministries Training

The Highland Support Project (HSP) is providing a training for cross-cultural competency with Native American communities. Topics covered will include context of ministry, best practices, cultural norms and values. 

The workshops are three hours, dynamic and participatory. Mission leaders, youth workers, volun-teers or anyone interested in working with Native populations, register today for this amazing one-day Seminar presented by Rochelle J. Lacapa, MPH is the workshop presenter. Ms. Lacapa is a member of the White Mountain Apache Tribe and holds a degree in theology from Notre Dame and a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins. Ms. Lacapa was director of Johns Hopkins Center for American Indi-an Health on the White Mountain Apache reservation. She is currently program manager for Method-ist supported project through the Highland Support Project. 

March 17th, 6:00 p.m. – 9 p.m., Pace Campus Ministry Center. 700 W. Franklyn St., Richmond 

March 18th, 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m., Fredericksburg UMC 308 Hanover St. Fredericksburg 

March 19th, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Aldersgate UMC, 1301 Collingwood Rd. Alexandria 

The event is free. Please register at www.highlandsupportproject.org/nat. or contact ben@highlandpartners.org 

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