Humanity is experiencing an unprecedented era. Collectively we sit on the verge of creation and destruction. Challenges to planetary well-being have never been more evident and creating opportunities for positive, actionable change have never been more vital. Indigenous knowledge is critical to transforming our culture from a consumer/material / human-centred identity to one that is governed by natural laws of respect, responsibility and reciprocity with the Earth.
IndigenEYEZ is medicine for relationships. Bring forth the wisdom of our ancestors into today’s modern world. Discover tools for fostering healthier relations with others. Through cultural stories and teachings, we share skills for healthier relations with self, others, nature and culture. Our program draws on the land and the wisdom of our Ancestors to deepen senses and intuition. Feet on the ground, we offer tools that can be used in staff meetings, planning sessions, HR, community engagement—anywhere people gather.
IndigenEYEZ shares proven social innovations to build the safety and trust needed for our relationships to flourish and grow. As Indigenous people, our capacity for relationships is in recovery. Discover how strength-based communication and creativity build buy-in. Learn skills to engage, inspire and mobilize community programs using proven social innovation methodologies from PYE Global and adapted for First Nations. Learn when to teach and when to get out of the way. Become a leader who can mobilize people behind a shared vision. Young and emerging leaders will lay the foundation for a brighter future by bringing these skills back home to support Truth and Reconciliation.
A team of facilitators and mentors will take you through an empowering and deeply engaging journey. The 4 threads of leadership – connecting to self, others, land and culture – are woven throughout the 5 days using a variety of arts and lands based processes.
This program is open to Indigenous and non-Indigenous people of all ages looking to deepen their work in a time of high need.
Kim Haxton (Potowatomi) is a multifaceted, multidimensional educator, rooted in knowledge and steeped in community. She is Potowatami from Wasauksing. She has worked across Turtle Island and abroad in various capacities, always emphasizing local leadership development toward genuine healing. In her work with Indigeneyez, a creative arts based organization she co-founded, Kim works with Indigenous communities toward decolonization and liberation. Grounded in the arts and the natural world for embodied awareness and facilitated rites of passage, Kim develops de-escalation skills and diversity and anti-oppression education. Kim currently leads Peace and Conflict Resolution programs in the Democratic Republic of Congo, cultivating local leadership in Congolese women who have been affected by civil war, poverty and sexual violence. Kim has developed and facilitated programs in over 8 countries, and has been working in land-based education and leadership for the past 20 years.
TUITION: $495 CDN / 5 nights (meals and accommodation extra)