Decolonizing Our Activism Workshop

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Greenpeace USA, Columbia Riverkeeper, 350 PDX and other co-sponsors are honored to present Idle No More Washington’s Decolonizing Our Activism Workshop with Sweetwater Nannauck.

All are welcomed to attend this life-changing training which incorporates traditional Native American teachings through stories, exercises, and discussions that are even more relevant and needed today. We are all hurt by systems of colonization.

We will offer some suggestions on how to be a good ally and form partnerships with the traditional stewards of this land. ‘Decolonizing Our Activism workshops are conducted in a respectful way that is both healing and empowering. Together we can do this vital liberation work.

The objectives for these workshops include:

  • Educate non-Native allies how to work with Native Americans and communities of color;
  • Authentic alliance building that reflects indigenous-led organizing, strategies, and values;
  • Prepare participants for volunteer opportunities at Native community events;
  • How to support Native activism rather than perpetuating colonial systems of oppression; and
  • Honor indigenous traditions without appropriating their cultures.

Co-sponsors: Greenpeace USA, 350PDX, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, Oregon Peace Institute, Portland Peace Team, Columbia Riverkeeper, Climate Solutions, Marilyn Buck Abolitionist Collective (MBAC)


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