We envision a world where all people co-exist lifting up eachother’s humanity. A world where racism and exploitation is a story of the past and now all humans live dignified lives. In this new reality, every human being is valued and we collectively value other living beings on the planet. Collectively we thrive.
Decolonizing race is both the journey to get to this vision and the practice of embodying it now. It includes rejecting false, dehumanizing narratives that have separated human beings from each other and justified exploitation and oppression of people of color. It includes repairing the physical, spiritual and material harm that Native, Black and People of Color have endured. It includes White European folk reclaiming their full humanity, no longer living fragmented lives or accepting privilege at the cost of their spiritual and moral selves.
We are people who believe that humans are capable of making this leap. We believe that all people are indigenous to mother earth and as such we ALL have a responsibility to care for each other and all life on the planet. Our goal is to reconnect to the scared in ourselves and in each of your branches, to heal and build bridges across – so that othering ends.
- Indigenous ways – all people have indigenous roots. The journey of decolonizing (rematriating indigenous people to ancestral lands) starts with remembering the ways that we are connected to the land and all of nature, to cultural practice and to a right relationship with all of humanity. When all people begin this journey, rematriation of Native people to land will become a possibility.
- Pivot from domination to mutual-thriving – race and other categories of separation, exclusion and exploitation are fueled by habits of superiority and domination. In order to safeguard the health of the planet and human life, we must evolve to center those most excluded to achieve balance and mutual thriving. Our project aims to support this evolution.
- 7 generations -holding of the Arc – an indigenous worldview that acknowledges that time is cyclical. Our actions in the present can repair the harms of 7 generations past and have the potential of healing 7 generations into the future.