Dialogues, Hostings, Trainings
"Stories allow the teller to express whatever is most important and give listeners the latitude to take away whatever they are able to see or learn.” -Ilarion (Larry) Merculieff (Unangax) from St. Paul
Guided by our four initiative areas and organizational values, we have created a variety of dialogues and trainings that we offer throughout Alaska. These opportunities are designed to increase equity and weave Indigenous knowledge and approaches into healing childhood, intergenerational, and collective trauma while creating opportunities for systemic change.
Our dialogues are interactive and customized to meet the unique needs of each entity we work with; no two are exactly the same. We use a variety of techniques built from our Native values and ways of knowing while using indigenized social technologies to host meaningful and healing dialogues that advance the needs of our peoples and our partners. Participants will not be experts on this subject matter in the span of one dialogue but will walk away with a critical foundation on which to build upon.
Dialogues range in length of time based on the needs of the entity and can be hosted for small or large groups, conference plenary sessions and can be hosted virtually or in person.
Quotes from past attendees:
“The information provided was invaluable. It makes one reflect upon their own life in a serious manner and brings to light serious issues facing Alaska Natives. It’s done in a positive and non-degrading manner, with objective outcomes. I have been to three cultural training courses in my career. This one really tied so many pieces together of the puzzle that is governance in Alaska. I have to say thank you to the group for providing such a succinct presentation that could be grasped, understood, and leaves the trainee with hope that there is a vision in place and being followed statewide, and ways they can participate in the mission.”