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2022 Spring Facilitator Training
Schedule & Curriculum Details

 

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Session 1: Orientation
March 22, 2022, 5:30-7:30 PM (PST)

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During this Virtual Session, trainees will have the opportunity to meet one another and briefly introduce themselves to the circle.  An overview of the 7 months we will spend together will be presented.  It will be an important time to discuss all the "HOM-Keeping"(house-keeping items) and

answer any remaining questions 

Session 2: Opening Ceremony
with Elder Minnie Kenoras Grinder,
JoAnn Buffalo, Rain & more


March 24, 2022, 5:30-7:30 PM (PST)

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During this Virtual Session, HOM will hold Ceremony for the brave women who have stepped forward to take the 2022 Facilitator training.  In a Traditional way, together we will open the course of the next 7 months in prayer.  We will honour the Ancestors, our circle of Life-givers and all of our Missing and Murdered sisters and relatives and their families.  In Sacred circle, we will go forward in a good way.

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Session 3: How the World We Used to Live In
Became Now; The Origins of MMIWG
Presented by: Rain

March 29, 2022, 5:30-
7:30 PM (PST)

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The origins of what we now classify as MMIWG will be traced back to pre-contact, when Indigenous societies lived within the embrace of the sacred, a lifeway conducted in reverence for the feminine which was reflected in the positions of esteem women held in a multitude of cultures. From the moment of Euro-contact, a pattern to defile the sacred feminine in every aspect was established and has been continually reinforced through colonial and patriarchal imposition and continues to the present. To address MMIWG, it is imperative to see from an eagle eye's view how Indigenous tragedies are all connected and to recognize how that “vicious cycle” from “contact” manifests today.

Session 4: Processing Circle
March 31, 2022, 5:30-7:30 PM (PST)

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During this Virtual Session, trainees will gather in circle with Elder/cultural support to have a safe space to share what's on their hearts and to digest and process the previous presentation.  It is a time for breathing, reflection and connection.  

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Sessions 5 & 6: Cultivating Safe Spaces
Presented by: Elaine Alec

April 5, 2022, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM (PST)
April 7, 2022, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM (PST)

As part of this extensive and in-depth training you will learn: 

 

The four necessary conditions required for cultivating safe space;

  • Understanding Self

  • Love-Based Practice

  • Patience

  • Discipline

 

The four protocols for cultivating safe spaces;

  • Promote Inclusion

  • Promote Validation

  • Promote Well-being

  • Promote Freedom

 

You will also receive a detailed overview of the powerful Vicarious Trauma & Resiliency training which focuses on stress, trauma and how to promote resiliency.

Throughout this training, Elaine shares stories and examples that are both inspiring and thought-provoking. 


 

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Session 7 & 8: Processing Circles
April 12, 2022, 5:30-7:30 PM (PST)
April 14, 2022, 5:30-7:30 PM (PST)

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Session 9 & 10: Lateral Violence and
How it Undermines Our Greatest Strength
Presented by Annita Mcphee


April 19, 2022, 5:30-7:30 PM (PST)
April 26, 5:30-7:30 PM (PST)

During these Virtual Sessions, trainees will gather in circle with

Elder/cultural support to have a safe space to share what's on their

hearts and to digest and process the previous presentations. 

It is a time for breathing, reflection and connection.  

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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 its historical root causes and prepare trainees for how to respond when they themselves or others whom they love experience attacks in the form of 'lateral violence'.  When we understand where it comes from, we are able to maintain our center and choose our responses instead of reacting, causing further trauma in ourselves and communities.  She'll offer examples of healthy ways to communicate to stop the cycle of trauma, how to de-colonize the way we talk to ourselves and each other.  

Session 11 & 12: Processing Circles
April 21, 2022, 5:30-7:30 PM (PST)
April 28, 2022, 5:30-7:30 PM (PST)

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During these Virtual Sessions, trainees will gather in circle with

Elder/cultural support to have a safe space to share what's on their

hearts and to digest and process the previous presentations. 

It is a time for breathing, reflection and connection.  

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Session 13: Retreat Preparation for 1st hour
Q&A and Processing Circle for 2nd hour

Presented by: Faculty Members Leading Retreat


May 3, 2022, 5:30 - 7:30 PM (PST)
 

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Meet James Holt from the Buffalo Field Campaign which is the location of our Camp in West Yellowstone.  Spend time with some of the Faculty who will be leading the Yellowstone Retreat.  Learn how to prepare and what you'll need to bring with you for this Sacred gathering and have the opportunity to get clarity on any loose ends. 

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Session 14: Honoring our MMIP Relatives

Presented by: Maestra Grace Alvarez Sesma

May 5, 2022, 5:30-7:30 PM (PST)

Maestra Grace Sesma will hold a prayer ceremony to honor the relatives and loved ones of both the trainees and members of the HOM circle who are victims of the tragedy. Trainees and participants will be invited to “say their names” and share pictures or some words about their loved ones.  If you have a relative or loved ones who have been taken by this tragedy, you will be welcomed to share if you feel called.

 

She will close with powerful prayers for the trainees and participants in the circle, to have protection, strength and healing to be able to continue being warriors, stepping forward to save lives in our individual and collective work in prevention of MMIP and in the reclamation of thriving Indigenous communities.

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Session 15 & 16:
Physical and Verbal Self-Defense: Level 1

Presented by: Turtle Mountain Empowerment
& Self-Defense & Shanda Poitra 


May 10, 2022, 5:30-7:30 PM (PST)
May 12, 5:30-7:30 PM (PST)

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Turtle Mountain ESD classes not only teach physical techniques, but also provide verbal and mental skills for violence prevention and de-escalation, how to be assertive with your voice and body language, setting boundaries, and provide emotional and practical support specifically for Indigenous women.  

Session 17: Indigenous Women Warriors

Presented by: Elder Casey Camp-Horinek & Rain 


May 17, 2022, 5:30-7:30 PM (PST)

 

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Rain will give biographical narratives of several Indigenous women warriors in History from different Tribes and First Nations.  Casey will share how to walk the path of an Indigenous Woman Warrior today.

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Session 18: Processing Circle

May 19, 2022, 5:30-7:30 PM (PST)

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During this Virtual Session trainees will gather in circle with

Elder/cultural support to have a safe space to share what's on their

hearts and to digest and process the previous presentations. 

It is a time for breathing, reflection and connection.  

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Session 19 & 20:
Physical and 
Verbal Self-Defense: Level 2

Presented by: Turtle Mountain Empowerment & Self-Defense & Shanda Poitra 

May 24, 2022, 5:30-7:30 PM (PST)
May 26, 5:30-7:30 PM (PST)

HOM's 2022 Healing Retreat in Yellowstone


(at the Buffalo Field Campaign Camp in
West Yellowstone, MT)

Arrival: Evening of Wednesday, June 1st
Departure: Morning of Monday, June 6th 

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Land is Sacred, Bodies are Sacred

“Your body is a definition of sovereignty. Your mind is a definition of sovereignty. When they come for you they violate both, whether it’s in the physical, spiritual, or intellectual realms. It was that way with the land when we all perceived the Earth to be our Life-giver and not real estate to be owned. It was that way with our beliefs birthed from our ancestors’ original dreams. Now we have forgotten that our bodies are sacred land.”   
by Rain from  "As the Buffalo Go"

       

         Shoshone Bannock Traditional Land Acknowledgement  


  • Sacred Site Visits & Tours 


  • Re-Membering: Women's Return to Wholeness


  • Indigenous Food Sovereignty & Security


  • Ceremonial Sweat Lodge


  • Healing Through Story


The  4 Day Healing Retreat, our Facilitator trainees will connect to the Sacred Beings, the Land, Themselves and their Own  Personal Story as a path to Healing.

We are being hosted by the Buffalo Field Campaign for our 2022 Retreat in Yellowstone!

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Sessions 20 & 21: Processing Circles

June 14, 2022, 5:30-7:30 PM (PST)
June 16, 2022, 5:30-7:30 PM (PST)
 

 

 

During these Virtual Sessions, trainees will gather in circle with

Elder/cultural support to have a safe space to share what's on their

hearts and to digest and process the in-person healing retreat. 

It is a time for breathing, reflection and connection.  

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Session 22 : Environmental Racism

 

Presented by: 

 

June 21, 2022, 5:30-7:30 PM (PST)

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Presentation Description to Follow

Session 22: Processing Circle

June 23, 2022, 5:30-7:30 PM (PST)
 

 

 

During this Virtual Sessions trainees will gather in circle with

Elder/cultural support to have a safe space to share what's on their

hearts and to digest and process the previous session. 

It is a time for breathing, reflection and connection.  

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Session 23 : Dynamics of Human Trafficking

 

Presented by: Marty Antone

 

June 28, 2022, 5:30-7:30 PM (PST)
 

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Presentation Description to Follow

Session 24: Processing Circle

June 30, 2022, 5:30-7:30 PM (PST)
 

 

 

During this Virtual Sessions trainees will gather in circle with

Elder/cultural support to have a safe space to share what's on their

hearts and to digest and process the previous session. 

It is a time for breathing, reflection and connection.  

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Session 25 : Reconciliation of the Sacred

 

Masculine and Feminine

 

July 5, 2022, 5:30-7:30 PM (PST)

 

Presentation Description to Follow

Session 26: Processing Circle

July 7, 2022, 5:30-7:30 PM (PST)
 

 

 

During this Virtual Sessions trainees will gather in circle with

Elder/cultural support to have a safe space to share what's on their

hearts and to digest and process the previous session. 

It is a time for breathing, reflection and connection.  

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Session 27: Social Media Predators

 

Keeping Yourself, Children & Teens Safe

July 12, 2022, 5:30-7:30 PM (PST)

 

PRESENTATION DESCRIPTION TO FOLLOW

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Session 28: Processing Circle

July 14, 2022, 5:30-7:30 PM (PST)

 

During this Virtual Sessions trainees will gather in circle with

Elder/cultural support to have a safe space to share what's on their

hearts and to digest and process the previous session. 

It is a time for breathing, reflection and connection.  

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Session 29 & 30: Community Leadership

 

Presented by: Native Wellness Institute 

 

July 19, 2022  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  July 21, 2022 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM  
 

 

 

 

 

The Native Wellness Institute will help prepare trainees on how to be effective community leaders in Indian Country.  In these powerful intensive training sessions, NWI will present on building teams, historical trauma and historical wisdom, trauma informed healing, what Traditional leadership looks like, how to overcome challenges in leadership, leadership development and the direct connection between self care and giving.  

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4 Week Summer Break

July 22, 2022 - August 22, 2022

 

 

 

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Session 31 & 32: Framework, Preparation

 

& Practice

Presented by: LoVina Louie


Aug 23 & 25, 2022, 5:30-7:30 PM (PST)
 

 

 

 

During these important sessions, trainees will learn the HOM guidelines and framework so they are ready to facilitate their very own Empowerment & Self-Defense gatherings in their respective communities.  They will share lesson plans, prepare and practice together, gaining confidence in their unique abilities and offerings.

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Trainees are now ready to Facilitating their own

Empowerment and Self-Defense

 

Gatherings in their own communities!

Each trainee will Facilitate 6,

2 Hour Gatherings on the following Empowerment

& Self-Defense topics:

 

Spiritual

Emotional

Mental

Physical

Youth Focus

Community Action

From August 28, 2022 - October 8, 2022


 

 

 

 

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Graduation Ceremony 
for the 2022 Facilitator Trainees who have fully completed the coursework



October 11, 2022
 

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