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2021 HOTM FACILITATOR TRAINING

HOLISTIC EMPOWERMENT AND SELF-DEFENSE FACILITATOR TRAINING FOR INDIGENOUS WOMEN

A 6 month, 175 hour virtual training program that includes a 4-day Healing Retreat with the goal of reducing & eliminating Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women & Girls

 
Holistic Empowerment & Self-Defense Facilitator Training is designed for Indigenous Women 

the program...

» Creates a web of sisterhood

» Grounded in Traditional Knowledge

» Restores Reverence to the Lifegivers

» Supports women in reclaiming inherent worth, strength, and sovereignty

» Includes a holistic approach to empowerment and self-defense:

physical, mental, emotional & spiritual

 

The program's curricula embraces a comprehensive approach to healing, learning, and empowering Indigenous women with the goal of reducing and eliminating Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls, proactively addressing the crisis, one sacred relative at a time! 

Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive a 175 HR  House of the Moon (HOTM) Facilitator Graduate Certificate of Completion. This certificate qualifies you to Facilitate House of the Moon Empowerment and Self-Defense Gatherings in your own communities.  

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Because Empowered Indigenous Women, Empower Indigenous Communities!  

Together we can and will directly reduce and impact the epidemic of rape, murder, and kidnapping for trafficking women and girls on reservations and in urban areas. This training will be led by a diverse faculty of powerful Indigenous leaders, activists and change-makers.

Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive a 175 HR  House of the Moon (HOTM) Facilitator Graduate Certificate of Completion. This certificate qualifies you to Facilitate House of the Moon Empowerment and Self-Defense Gatherings in your own communities.  

 
Facilitators
 
Application for Training closes 
July 31st
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HOUSE OF THE MOON FACILITATOR TRAINING IS COMMITTED TO THE PERSONAL GROWTH AND EMPOWERMENT OF INDIGENOUS WOMEN AND COMMUNITIES ACROSS TURTLE ISLAND.

MEETINGS & CEREMONIES

» We will meet Mondays and Wednesdays 6 to 8:30PM (PST), August 30th through December 22nd, except for Sept. 6th and the weeks of Sept. 20th and 27th due to Retreat

 

» Opening Ceremony will be Wednesday, September 8th from 6 to 8:30PM (PST)

 

» Our Destination Retreat will take place Thursday, September 23rd through Tuesday, September 28th*

 

» Closing Ceremony will be Monday, January 3rd, 2022, from 6 to 8:30PM (PST) 

 

» Graduation Ceremony will be in March, 2022 (Date TBD) 

* Travel days will be the 23rd and the 28th; you will need to be available from 8AM-8PM, Friday, Sept. 24th through Monday, Sept. 27th.  Healing Retreat will take place in Yellowstone National Park's Sacred grounds, home to some 27 Tribes.

Between Closing Ceremony and Graduation, you will be required to individually or with a fellow trainee, facilitate four 2 Hour HOTM Gatherings in your Community. Each of the four sessions will cover one of the four areas: Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Empowerment & Self-Defense.

Committed to Personal Growth
WHETHER YOU ARE INTERESTED IN YOUR OWN HEALING AND EMPOWERMENT PATH OR YOU FEEL THE CALL TO FACILITATE EMPOWERMENT AND SELF-DEFENSE GATHERINGS IN YOUR OWN COMMUNITY, THIS PROGRAM IS FOR YOU!
TRAINING

The training is specially designed to provide a rich environment for strengthening relations, traditional knowledge, healing, learning, and growth. The program will provide you with a safe space to process & learn, a strong foundation, a network of support, and holistic tools for healing, empowerment, and self-defense.

GUIDELINES

While you will need to adhere to the

guidelines and framework designed specifically by our Founding Council and Advisers, you will still have much flexibility and sovereignty with which to conduct the gatherings: using your own strengths, cultural traditions, and passions.

HOTM guidelines and framework will support you in bringing what you learned to your own community in culturally relevant ways, simply and powerfully. 

* Graduates of the HOTM program will have the opportunity to continue to facilitate gatherings after graduation in their own communities and be granted honorariums for each of the 4 session gatherings that are held.

Training Modules | What You Need to Apply

Training modules are meant to draw a connection between holistic empowerment, self-definition, and the MMIWG crisis. We have 14 spaces for this round of training. If your application is accepted, we will offer the training on a first come, first serve basis. Any additional women with accepted applications will be put on a waiting list.

◊ LIMITED AVAILABILITY ◊

TOPICS INCLUDE:

Environmental Racism 

Recognizing Victim Predatory Dynamics 

Human Trafficking

How to Use Virtual Platforms to Facilitate Powerful Gatherings 

Guidelines and Framework for Facilitating HOTM Community Gatherings 

Practice Facilitating with Loving Feedback 

Personal Development 

Self-Care Tools and Practices 

Becoming the Leader that You Are and that Your Community Needs 

Trauma - Informed Facilitating 

Honoring MMIWG Victims and Families

Historical and Inter-Generational Trauma and Healing 

The Origins of MMIWG 

Historical Biographies of Indigenous Women Warriors 

The Role of Social Media in Violence Against Women & Youth 

Traditional Ways: The Balance of the Sacred Masculine & Feminine

Cultivating Safe Spaces for Self and Community 

What is Lateral Violence and How it Undermines Our Greatest Strength

Traditional and Ceremonial Healing Protocols 

Physical and Non-Physical Self-Defense

Indigenous Food Sovereignty

 
Tuition Includes*

4-day Healing Retreat that includes 5 nights lodging and all food plus up to $500 credit toward any expenses traveling to and from retreat destination 

 

All training module presentations on Monday nights 

 

All Wednesday night processing sessions with support moderator

 

Access to lesson plans from presenters and fellow facilitators to use for your gatherings 

 

As needed, additional "Care for the Care-Givers Group Healing Sessions" throughout the training 

 

2 private healing sessions with cultural practitioner   

Welcome Gift Boxes

Framed Graduation Certificate

Graduation Gifts 

Access to all future trainings' Monday night presentations 

Access to password protected recordings and materials for all presentations from your training (for presenters who give us permission to record)

Facilitator Alumni Benefits 

Ongoing support and sisterhood amidst a growing HOTM Community 

This 175 hour virtual training, plus the in-person Healing Retreat, is $4,500 (US)

* conditional to trainee's ability to successfully complete the program 

 
Sponsorship
HOTM IS A GRASSROOTS LED INITIATIVE AND AS PARTICIPANTS, THERE ARE SEVERAL OPTIONS TO COVER THE COSTS OF YOUR TRAINING 

1) House of the Moon pairs you with a Sponsor(s)

2) Seek out a Sponsor or partial Sponsorship on your own (do you work for or know of an organization that would sponsor you to take this training? Would your Tribe or First Nation consider sponsoring you or a portion of your training?)

3) There is a Pay Direct option (please contact us for further information)

House of the Moon is seeking individuals, collectives, organizations, and corporate sponsors to cover the costs for Indigenous Women who apply and get accepted into the program. Please contact us if you would like to be a sponsor or make a partial contribution to a sponsorship. 

Important Information for our Applicants & Future Income Opportunities 

You will need good access to WiFi to use video & sound in order to take this virtual training. (If you yourself do not have good WiFi services and still would like to take the training, see if your Tribal office, local school or community center would allow you to use space during training hours)

If you have to end the training for any reason, fees will not be refunded to you or your sponsor. If you are able to join a future training, a portion of the sponsorship funds will be applied to that future training.

You will need to be on time for meetings and be able to commit to attending all virtual sessions and the 4-day retreat.

Once you become a facilitator, you will have the opportunity to hold six HOTM 4-part sessions in your own communities to share your gifts and what you learned from the training. By doing so, you can earn a minimum of $2,400 or more annually. 

There is a mandatory attendance for the Retreat and you will have the choice to attend virtually; however, we strongly encourage attending in-person.

Opportunities will be open to HOTM facilitators to mentor future trainees for honorariums.

If you miss more than 3 virtual sessions, you will need to stop the training program with a possibility of joining a future training. 

As the organization grows, there will be more job opportunities that will open up 

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Listen to what the Graduates from the first training have to say about it!