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According to our organizing principles, we will only carry out trainings in other communities if local community members invite us. We are committed to supporting community-organizing throughout Alaska. We welcome your request for Native Movement support, workshops, and/or organizing trainings. We also have limited time and resources, therefore, we can not guarantee we will be able to accommodate all requests. Please fill out the below form and we will do our best.

For more information please contact our office: 907-374-5950 or email Enei at: enei@nativemovement.org

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Brief descriptions of Native Movement trainings
Untangling Colonialism -- Building a Decolonizing Framework. Decolonizing strategies require recognition of the history of colonization and its current manifestations. This training briefly covers United States Federal Indian Policy carried out dominantly in the lower 48 and expanding into Alaska policy implications on Alaska Native peoples. This training then delves into the spectrum of decolonizing strategies; from various personal, institutional, and systemic pathways forward.

Just Transition Framework – Shifting to Regenerative Economies. Just Transition builds a common language across various sectors of work (environmental, labor, conservation, academia, etc.) from which we can endeavor to build greater collective power. This training builds collective understandings of root causes of communal ills and a regenerative vision of the future while outlining a path of transition forward.

Building People Powered Campaigns for Justice. This training goes through some of the basics of community organizing and how to build collective strategies that analyze community problems to find tangible solutions. This training can include vision and mission building, campaign planning, power mapping, SMARTI, base building, media tools, public speaking, and facilitation skill building.

Indigenous Feminism & Gender Dialogue. This session connects patriarchy and colonialism as one of the means by which we understand Indigenous Feminism. We explore the harmful impacts of patriarchy and the many forms of feminism. We unpack modern LGBTQ and gender terminology; and we build discussions around Indigenous gender concepts. The goal of this session is to create a safe and empowering space to build greater understanding of gender, sexuality, and the many forms of feminism.

Justice -- Dismantling Oppressive Power & Privilege. Understanding unseen privileges and how that relates to power dynamics is critical to untangling and dismantling harmful systems of oppression. How is environmental justice different from environmentalism? How are Indigenous Peoples rights related to social justice? How does grassroots feminism relate to our work? What does building equity and alignment among allies look like and how can we more meaningfully build solidarity movements?

Building Meaningful Partnerships and Solidarity. What does “intersectionality” mean and what does it look like? How can we build coalitions and partnerships that go beyond the transactional? How can we work with allies in a clear and trusting way in order to further our collective vision? This training goes through a number of tools for building trust, understanding our roles, and determining our place in the spectrum of work that needs to be done.

Art for Action Skill Build. This is a workshop that supports various art builds and techniques for “front loading” art into campaign messaging. This can take shape in various mediums from film to theater to visual arts. Concise messaging along with group collaboration tools are key to Art for Action. Depending on the time frame for this workshop we can get into some hands on skill building time, everything from Do It Yourself Banner Making skills to spray paint techniques.

Non-Violent Direct Action Planning and Implementation. In carrying out successful campaigns NVDA is a useful tactic to be skilled in. There are many forms NVDA from protests or rallies to sit-ins and lock downs. This training give some tools for finding collective agreement on what types of NVDA tactics are strategic. This training includes how to organize and implement various types of actions, how to de-escalate situations, how to build strategic escalation plans, and many other important things to think about when utilizing NVDA tactics.

General facilitation support: we have a team of experienced facilitators who can help guide community strategy sessions or difficult discussions. We work with those we support to help guide conversations toward determined goals and productive outcomes.

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