Facilitator Pilot Training

House of the Moon is a 100 hour certificate facilitator training. Due to COVID-19, all gatherings for the training will take place online.  Graduates of this course will be able to hold House of the Moon classes/gatherings in their own communities. 

Reading and course materials will be provided.  Trainees will be granted an honorarium payment based on attendance (for the pilot only, there will be a fee for future trainings) because they will play a critical role in the development of the program's curricula and flow by giving constructive feedback on the program itself as well as their personal experience.

Each presentation and follow-up session will have Elder, Amelia Washington present to provide support, hold Sacred space and offer wisdom as needed.

Georgina Lightning from our Advisor Circle will moderate each virtual gathering. 

Before trainees earn a certificate, they will need to hold 4, 90 minute virtual House of the Moon gatherings/classes in their respective communities as part of the training.

Graduation will be held once course work is complete and community gatherings/classes take place.

Opening Ceremony - October 16, 2020, 8-9pm PST

Chief Judy Wilson from Neskonlith Indian Band will host a virtual welcome and prayer ceremony to launch the pilot program.  Trainees, Founding Council, Advisor Circle and Presenters are encouraged to attend.

Virtual Presentations Begin

VIRTUAL TRAINING PRESENTATIONS BEGIN - All training sessions will include an opening prayer, brief introductions and two 5 minute rest breaks.

Presentation 1:  October 19, 2020

7:30-9:30pm PST

Trainee Introductions and Program's Mission, Vision and Roots

Feedback & Processing Session: 

October 21, 2020, 7:30-8:15pm PST

*Each presentation will be followed by a discussion held on the Wednesday after the presentation.  Trainees will have a chance to discuss, share experience and give constructive feedback on the previous presentation. 

Presentation 2:  October 26, 2020

7:30-9:30pm PST

Topic: Traditional/Universal Indigenous Concepts of the Sacred Feminine and inherent power of the Life-Givers. How the balance between the Sacred Masculine & Feminine impact the health and vitality of all life.  How the powers that animate universal knowledge, connect and harmonize with each other.

Feedback & Processing Session: 

October 28, 2020, 7:30-8:15pm PST

*Description above listed under 10.21.20

Presentation 3:  November 2, 2020

7:30-9:30pm PST

Rain Bear Stands Last from Northern Cheyenne & Romani Tribes, who will present on the Patriarchal/Colonial Virus and its impact having dismantled and suppressed the Life-Giving force of the Feminine through the imposition of “Organized Religion” and its Hybridization with Industrial Dominance.  He will provide an overview of these patriarchal systems and subliminal messaging that debilitate, suffocate and subvert sovereignty.  He will discuss 'Holy Mouth' teachings from his late sister Barbara Braided Hair and ways to decolonize language, heart and mind.

Feedback & Processing Session: 

November 4, 2020, 7:30-8:15pm PST

*Description above listed under 10.21.20

4 Day Healing Retreat Begins:  Trainees will receive special box in advance filled with gifts, prayer items and materials to be used to create a Sacred space for themselves throughout the Retreat time.  Each retreat day will have a unique schedule and layout depending on the activity.  Trainees should plan on devoting up to 6 hours to themselves each day for the retreat (Not all time will be online).  Times and activities will be specified closer to the date.  Trainees should plan to the best of their ability to rest, nourish, self-care and tend to themselves from November 12th-15th.  

Retreat Day 1:  November 12, 2020

Opening Ceremony

 

Presentation

LoVina Louie, Coeur d'Alene/Colville/Nez Perce will discuss historical and inter-generational trauma and healing and begin with a guided interactive visioning of a time when love was not broken, when our Indigenous people were strong and healthy.  The participants will visually process through the history of historical events with a focus on diseases, loss of land, boarding schools, relocation and assimilation.  She will show "We Shall Remain" that depicts in a powerful way the impacts of historical trauma on Indigenous people.  She will guide a discuss around healing from trauma.  Trainees will have an opportunity to work through some of their own trauma and healing and practice utilizing their story as a tool for empowerment. 

Closing Ceremony

Retreat Day 2:  November 13, 2020

Opening Ceremony

Presentation

Elaine Alec, telxnitkw, translates into “Standing by Water” will present on "Cultivating Safe Spaces" based on her book, "Calling My Spirit Back".  The presentation will provide trainees with 4 necessary conditions required to cultivate safe spaces to promote diversity and inclusion in planning, governance and business, including our own individual planning for self-care, self-love and self-confidence.

Closing Ceremony

Guidance and Ritual given for Connecting to the Sacred Land in your territory and practices for communing with our 4-legged and winged Relatives

Retreat Day 3:  November 14, 2020

11:00AM PST

Opening Ceremony

Presentation

Annita Mcphee from the Tahitan/Tlinget Nations will present on how Lateral Violence undermines the web of sisterhood, Traditional ways, sovereignty and power.  Annita will create a safe place for trainees to explore what lateral violence is, provide an overview of the historical root causes and offer solutions through healthy ways to communicate.  She will discuss how to de-colonize the way we talk to ourselves and each other.  

Closing Ceremony

Retreat Day 4:  November 15, 2020

Opening Ceremony

Presentation

Closing Ceremony

Presentation 4:  November 23, 2020

7:30-9:30pm PST

UNCONFIRMED: Mikase Camp-Horinek will present on Environmental Racism and the systemic impact on Indigenous Communities' Rights, Dignity and Power.  He will discuss the direct link between ER and MMIWG.

Feedback & Processing Session: 

November 25, 2020, 7:30-8:15pm PST

*Description above listed under 10.21.20

Presentation 5:  November 30, 2020

7:30-9:30pm PST

Liana Brooks-Rubin will present on The Biology of Stress: Inter-Connection Between the Autonomic Nervous System and Overall impact on the Health/Disease Process.  She will offer simple techniques and practices to support individuals on how to better regulate the body's stress response on a mental, physical and emotional level.

Feedback & Processing Session: 

December 2, 2020, 7:30-8:15pm PST

*Description above listed under 10.21.20

Presentation 6:  December 7, 2020

7:30-9:30pm PST

Thomas J. Hammond will present on 4 unique "worst case" scenario physical Self-Defense techniques, with simple ways to retain defense protocol to memory. 
 

Feedback & Processing Session: 

December 9, 2020, 7:30-8:15pm PST

*Description above listed under 10.21.20

Presentation 7:  December 14, 2020

7:30-9:30pm PST

Detective Guy Baker will present on "How to Identify the Predator", how traffickers start and end their pursuit, how they think and operate and how to avoid their evil web.  He will be joined by Chief Judy Wilson to discuss the insidious nature of the Social Media trap, the nature of the SM trafficking and pornography businesses and how they target youth and vulnerable people.  Through awareness and coming together to support each other we can stop this nefarious scheme.

Feedback & Processing Session: 

December 16, 2020, 7:30-8:15pm PST

*Description above listed under 10.21.20

Presentation 8:  December 21, 2020

7:30-9:30pm PST

Let us learn and be strengthened by our ancestors.  This presentation will include Biographical stories of Leadership and the Influential Roles of Historical Women Warriors within the Sociological structure of Traditional Indigenous Societies.  Trainees will learn how to create a framework to present on powerful ancestors from their own lineages.


 

Feedback & Processing Session: 

December 23, 2020, 7:30-8:15pm PST

*Description above listed under 10.21.20

Presentation 9:  December 28, 2020

7:30-9:30pm PST

Topic: Prepare to facilitate gatherings/classes in your community.  Presentation will include best practices, training on how to use a virtual platform, ways to get the word out including Social Media and more, to your community to increase attendance in the gatherings/classes you hold.  We will discuss creative ways to inspire the community to join your House of the Moon classes.
 

Feedback & Processing Session: 

December 30, 2020, 7:30-8:15pm PST

*Description above listed under 10.21.20

Presentation 10:  January 4, 2021

7:30-9:30pm PST

Neskonlith Elder will present on the name "House of the Moon", its meaning, why she continues to hold Full Moon Ceremony, and wisdom for how to remain on the "Moonlight Path that extends over the Lake" amidst devastating losses, remaining steadfast on the new trail ahead.
 

Feedback & Processing Session: 

January 6, 2021, 7:30-8:15pm PST

*Description above listed under 10.21.20

Closing Ceremony - January 28, 2021

8-9pm PST

Virtual gratitude and prayer ceremony to complete the curricula portion of the pilot program.  Trainees, Founding Council, Advisor Circle and Presenters are encouraged to attend.

Trainees to hold 4 community gatherings/classes:  Facilitator trainees begin planning 4 of their own House of the Moon community gatherings/classes based on and as part of their training.  Gatherings/classes must be completed no later than March 7, 2021. Support and feedback meetings will be set up based on when trainees host their own gatherings.

Graduation Ceremony   Upon completion of the program training and after holding 4 of their own gatherings/classes in their respective communities, Trainees will receive a House of the Moon Facilitator Certificate at the Graduation Ceremony Scheduled for March 8, 2021.

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