The Spirit Aligned Leadership Program elevates the lives, voices, and dreams of Indigenous elder women who are working to heal, strengthen, and restore the balance of Indigenous communities and the world.
Legacy Leaders are connected knowers and co-creators empowered to identify their values, inherent purpose, and experiences in self-determined ways for the benefit of their people, their communities, and the sustainability of the worlds we hold up. They are the courageous matriarchs who engage deeply in their communities to find solutions for better futures.
Circles of Legacy Leaders are supported with a fellowship and individualized support to increase their personal and public sustainability.
Through its work with sixteen Legacy Leaders, the Spirit Aligned Leadership Program identified intergenerational knowledge transfer as an essential goal.
To achieve this goal during a pandemic, we envision a bold new path that bridges the wisdom and experience of elders with the courage and contemporary solutions of younger indigenous women.
The new program design has evolved into a partnership between an elder Legacy Leader and a younger Future Legacy Leader. These partnered fellowships will initiate in 2021.
Each circle will consist of eight Legacy Leaders and eight Future Legacy Leaders working closely with Spirit Aligned to achieve intergenerational knowledge. We envision another circle of similar design for 2022, with the intentionality of facilitating a trajectory of indigenous women’s knowledge across the world.