Wellness Through an Anishinaabe Lens with Anishinaabe Theater Exchange

16 January, 2022 by Alexander Boyd | 0 comments

Wellness Through an Anishinaabe Lens

Introduces participants to Anishinaabe Lifeways including the 7 Grandfather & 7 Clan Teachings as tools for decolonization, anti-racism and truth telling.

The UK based not-for-profit charity Intercultural Roots was cofounded by members of the IFTR Embodied Research Working Group. It is an honour to present to IFTR members this unique insight and sharing from the Anishinaabe Theater Exchange as introduced by Prof. Anita Gonzalez https://anitagonzalez.com/  Please support by attending and sharing thank you.

The Anishinaabe are one of the largest groups of shared identity among Indigenous Peoples in the United States and Canada. The Anishinaabek extend from northern Canada all the way into the southern United States. Anishinaabe has many translations, “good people” “kind people” “first people” “beings made out of nothing” “spontaneous beings” “those who live upon the Earth in the right way”.

This workshop series will introduce patricipants to key elements of Anishinaabe Lifeways through the Niizhwaaswi Mishomisag (7 Grandfather Teachings) and Niizhwaaswi Dodemag (7 Clans) as tools for living a good life.  This series breaks down how these gifts and responsibilities have the power to enrich our cultures, personal journeys, and global society.

Within each workshop you will discover one of the 7 Grandfathers as well as exploring Anishinaabe Clan system and roles, language and world views.  We will go further in depth with each Grandfather and Clan exploring decolonization, truth-telling, anti-racism and realizing their implications into our own lives and communities. 

Wellness Through an Anishinaabe Lens with Anishinaabe Theater Exchange

A series of 8 online 2 hr workshops (drop-in's welcome)

Starting:  Saturday, January 22, 2022



Example local times:
San Francisco (PST) 9am-11am

Winnipeg (CST) 11am-1pm

Ottawa (EST) 12noon-2pm

Washington DC (EST) 12noon-2pm

London (GMT) 5pm-7pm

Amsterdam (CET) 18:00-20:00



All welcome wherever you are based.  If you cannot attend in person please register for the Zoom video recordings.

Main Image Credit: with permission 'Bomgiizhik' Isaac Murdoch (Ojibwe)


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