Walking Together into a Hopeful Future – Reconciliation with Indigenous People
April 20 – 22
Pahan Pte San Win and Wanbdi Wakita, indigenous teachers and healers from Manitoba and Ashram friends, will be our guides for two days focused on Indigenous wisdom, reconciliation and the lost sisters. Wanbdi is a Dakota Spiritual Leader and Sundance Chief; Pahan is Lakota, Cree and Metis and her name means Grey Swan Buffalo Woman. They have spent a lifetime exploring and want to share what they have discovered with you.
Indigenous teachings provide a roadmap that lead us towards a life on Mother Earth that is both harmonious and sustainable. It requires a return to balance within – heart, mind, body and Spirit – and without.
Explore the concept of reconciliation as a practice that requires decision-making, intention, a shift in perspective and a commitment that is accompanied by action. Create personal action plans that identify steps that you will take to begin the practice of reconciliation as a way of life
Explore the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and how it is fueled by racism and marginalization. Identify examples of Acts of Love (including the Walking with our Sisters Exhibit and the Sundance of Women) that are healing the wrongs. Answer the question, “How do I become an ally?”
7:30-8:30 pm – Satsang: Pahan Pte San Win “The Healing Medicine of Love”
10 am-12:30 pm – Activities and reflection on “Returning to the Peace Road”
3-5:30 pm – Activities and reflection on “Reconciliation: Love in Action”
7:30-8:30 pm – Satsang: Wanbdi Wakita “Taku Wakan – Something Sacred”
10 am-12:30 pm Activities and reflection on “the Lost Sisters” & What is an Ally?
3-5:30 pm – Connecting with the Sacred through nature and Ceremony in the Tipi
7:30-8:30 pm – Satsang: Songs, prayers, a dedication to Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women
Please pre-register: 250-227-9224; Registrations@yasodhara.org
Cost: Workshops and satsang by donation. Overnight accommodation (shared) – $100 per person/night incl. breakfast, lunch and dinner. For day guests, meals are available: 12:30 pm Lunch $13; 6 pm Dinner $18. Please pre-register.
Net proceeds support Pahan’s Sundance of Women to be held in Manitoba in 2018 (the second of four annual Sundances honouring the Spirits of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls).