Born into a Sacred Life

Meet Legacy Leader Levina Wilkins and Future Legacy Leader Leslie Swan, both of the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation. These powerful Indigenous women highlight the importance of being connected with one’s own body, mind, and culture. Levina and Leslie both stress the significance of life as it…

You Came With a Purpose

Meet Legacy Leader and Future Legacy Leaders of the Yurok Tribe – Abby Abinanti, Dr. Blythe George, and Jessica Carter. Abby, Blythe, and Jessica are working together to exchange their own Indigeous knowledge and traditions of the Yurok peoples, while also encouraging others within the community – especially young women…

Born up from the Land

Watch as Mililani Trask (Native Hawaiian) and Lihau Enriquez Rosehill (Native Hawaiian) are interviewed by Spirit Aligned Program Director Gail Small (Northern Cheyenne). Mililani and Lihau share how they are building new knowledge leaders. By encouraging their community to continue cultural mentoring as time goes on, they have been able…

We Walk Side by Side

Meet Norma Rendon (Oglala Lakota) and Jessie Taken Alive-Rencountre (Hunkpapa Lakota). The pair emphasize that the connection Indigenous women have to the Earth is something to be celebrated and cherished. In recognizing the power Indigenous women hold, Norma and Jessie are developing a community garden and are building access to…

The Gift of Knowledge

Meet Mary Mabel, or Timberwolf, Joseph (Wet’suwet’en) and Molly Ann Wickham, or Sleydo’ (Wetsuwet’en). Mary Mabel and Molly Ann are restoring Wiggu, which translates to “the practice of respect.” They are aiming to highlight women’s roles in leadership and traditional governance, while also integrating traditional conflict resolution in Tribal governance.…

Building Our Constitution

The film, Gviḷásdṃalas Haíɫzaqv: Building Our Constitution, provides insight into the extensive work the Heiltsuk peoples have undertaken to make a constitution that suites the community. Continuing the traditional ways of governing and of life are key to the Heiltsuk peoples process in making their constitution. Teachings that were passed…