Be guided & directed on what a Land Acknowledgement is, the purpose it serves, the role it plays in the bigger journey & how to do one in a heart’filled, authentic & grounded way ~ Calling upon my lived Indigenous experience, I'll be offering insight as to why to do a “Land Acknowledgement” without recognizing & stating how you’re contributing to / supporting your Indigenous Hosts in their returning to strength is entirely self serving ~ It can take time, reflection, inner enquiry & some research to fully understand how to show up in Right Use of Privilege as a Practicing Ally ~ By acknowledging the land you're standing on, you are indirectly acknowledging what’s happened to it, how it got to be the way it is, the people who call it Home, as you benefit from their countless sacrifices ~ In this presentation, you will be guided & encouraged to state how it is you are honoring your Indigenous Hosts by putting your privilege to right use ~
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Pulxaneeks (Pul-ha-neeks) is from the Eagle Clan of Xanuksiala First Nation. She is the Founder / Facilitator / Consultant of “Heart to Heart - Indigenous Relationship Consultation''. Her path of being a Group Facilitator, Community Oriented Organizer & Event Producer was sparked 25 years ago & has been applied in many heart'filled ways throughout her life. Her background includes cultural based youth outreach with First Nations youth who are considered ‘high risk’ in a wide variety of settings & environments, Elder Care & Child Care. She was raised both in the Indigenous village she was born to as well as in & among the colonial construct of mainstream "Canadian" society. The work she offers of Indigenous Awareness Building comes from the unique understanding that has come from being exposed to both cultures.. Pulxaneeks is a living, loving result of the coastal Indigenous village that raised her & all that survived in the lineage she was born to. She holds her hands up & honours the Elders, Mentors & huge family whose love she is a living result of & the Ancestors whose strength & resilience is flowing through her veins.