Definitions

Place-Based

  • Honors our lineages, our ancestors, and our  connection to the land -spiritually, emotionally, mentally and bodily-; maps our family history remembering how space affects perspective; we  respect image by gaining permissions

Indigenous Art

  • An expression of balance created through prayer, based in core cultural values, that enables a modern translation of identity and serves the purpose of healing ourselves and others

Narrative Shift

  • Intentionally taking off colonial labels, indigenizing, being proactive, inspiring, and telling our truth for narrative change.

Mental Health

  • Healing through our story that creates safe and brave spaces, encourages internal dialogue and autonomy over self, celebrates positive events, documents shifts in perspective, and feels like prayer and spirituality
  • Opposite of our unhealth (e.g. domestic violence, rape, substance abuse, suicide)

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