ONLINE SESSIONS WITH ANGELA ZHAAWANONGKOWE LINDSTROM
January 21 and February 11
Sundays, 1:30-3:30 pm ET
Five hundred years of genocide, colonization, and forced assimilation have taken an incalculable toll on the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas. Shockingly high rates of chronic health conditions, mixed with the effects of cultural dislocation from sacred space and the complexities of community breakdown, continue to plague generations. Not only Indigenous Peoples, but All Beings – human and non-human – have been impacted consciously or unconsciously, by these same forces. We will explore the timeline of U.S. Treaties and policies and the historical effects on Indigenous Peoples, as well as settlers/colonizers, including today’s society. We will examine the foundational Teachings of the Medicine Wheel and Indigenous ways of knowing, learning, and sustaining health, and how a “re-Indigenized” way of being is helping to turn the tide. We will explore what is Medicine, finding balance, and how we can begin to take actions toward, and begin to find healing through, living in Right-Relationship with All Beings.
Reading material: Ancient Traditions by Charles Andrade
Angela Zhaawanongkwe Lindstrom is currently the Grades Pedagogical Director at the Whidbey Island Waldorf School, where she has taught for over 20 years and organized and hosted the Regional Coast Salish Cultural Sharing for 4th graders. Angela is a citizen of the Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) and Cherokee nations and taught Native American Studies and Literature for 7 years at the University of Cincinnati before becoming a Waldorf teacher years ago. Angela is an advocate for the Rights of First Peoples and Mother Earth, Adoption and Childhood issues, and has been a national presenter on Native culture and spirituality, and Multicultural Women in the World. She is an accomplished artist and writer; however, her most rewarding role is that of mother to her six children, and grandmother of five.