Welcome to our Indigenous Knowledge Hub! We invite you to this Spirit Aligned virtual space to be in conversation with Indigenous Women Leaders. The Hub serves as an access point for Indigenous women to pass on their unique cultural knowledge and to ensure their healing power and traditions are shared across generations.
Every year, Spirit Aligned welcomes new Legacy and Future Legacy Leaders to their sisterhood. You can find the cultural content and creations from their work here. As you spend time listening and learning, you can find stories, place-based knowledge, interviews, speeches, videos, lessons learned, and more.
As you enter this space of living traditional knowledge, consider how these teachings might apply to Indigenous cultural wellness in your community.
Born up from the Land
For Native Hawaiians Mililani and Lihau, passing on their stories, traditions, and language to younger generations is their obligation to the land and culture.
Fostering Connection Between Generations
Legacy Leader Virginia Gregoire (Okanagan Nation) and Future Legacy Leader Ashley Gregoire (Okanagan Nation) share their experiences as hard-working Indigenous women and inspire younger generations to explore ways of life that are fulfilling culturally, spiritually, and mentally.
Born into a Sacred Life
Levina Wilkins (Yakama) and Leslie Swan (Yakama) are crafting a model for resiliency and healing through the restoration of traditional teachings of life stages, and are encouraging cultural family practices related to pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting.
Creating a Better Future for our Children
Listen in as Serena and Susan share their process of recovering traditional star knowledge, sky stories, and other Mi’kmaq Indigenous knowledge and how they integrate traditions into educational materials.
Look Inside – You Have Lots Within You
Lorna Williams and chuutsqa L. Rorick are encouraging the exchange of Indigenous knowledge within their communities and education systems to continue the celebration and appreciation of their cultures.
We Walk Side by Side
Legacy Leader Norma Rendon and Future Legacy Leader Jesse Taken Alive-Rencountre highlight the significance of Indigenous women, reminding them of the powers they have within themselves and how it flourishes with others.
Building Our Constitution
A film written and directed by Pauline Waterfall and Chris Lechkobit Carpenter that offers a glimpse into the importance of the Heiltsuk People’s Constitution, and dives into the rich history of how it was created.
In a Good Way – Honoring and Supporting Women through Ceremony
Faith Spotted Eagle shares her life’s work to restore a traditional women’s society of the Ihanktonwon Dakota, including her efforts to restore the Isnati coming-of-age ceramony