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.
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.
Lament and Hope
Pauline Waterfall shares a powerful essay, “Lament and Hope,” where she unpacks her emotions on the traumatic Kamloops Indian Residential School histories and how it still affects her and many other Indigenous peoples today.
Sacred Food Spoke
Share in the expierence of preparing food and spirit for ceramony as Loretta Afraid of Bear Cook teaches future generations the imprtance of good medicine from the perspective of the people of The Seven Council Fires.
Nambe Whageh: Pueblo Perspectives in Public Art
Lenora Naranjo Morse collaborated with two other artists to create an installation commemorating the 400th anniversary of the ‘founding’ of New Mexico by Don Juan Oñate.