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.
Gaining Back our Strength and Identity as Indigenous People
Meet Pauline Waterfall (Heiltsuk) and Kylie Gladstone (Heiltsuk). Pauline and Kylie are creating pathways to share intergenerational knowledge of ceremony, language, and Indigenous motherhood.
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.
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.
Native Value Systems and the Path to Becoming Midewiwin
An activist, writer, community organizer, and a “water woman,” Sharon Day has been an agent for change and healing. In sharing her own journey through recovery and spiritual balance, she hopes to encourage youth to express themselves through theater.
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
You Have to Listen – They are speaking Yuchi!
Legacy Leader Maxine Wildcat Barnett shares details of her life growing up within the Yuchi community and how important it is to keep her Yuchi language and traditions alive.