One of the major tenants underlying all of Indigenous worldviews and Indigenous understandings of the world is relationships. Indigenous relationships are the foundations of Indigenous governances and identities. Those identities extend to Mother Earth, Father sky, and it extends to all the elements and relatives around us. What we know, is that missing and murdered violence removes and disrupts relationships to families, communities, land, and nations. Those sacred relationships become fractured and severely challenge the health of generations into the future.
What Restoring Ancestral Winds is doing is finding a way to heal from these violent disruptions. Join us in our RAW Annual Conference as we continue to make visible the violence that our communities experience and for critical discussions and teachings on how we can move forward as communities and nations. We will create partnerships and explore healing methodologies, rooted in honor and respect for our victims and families of missing and murdered violence.
Our 2021 Restoring Ancestral Winds (RAW) Conference theme is Making the Invisible, Visible.
RAW is pleased to host this annual conference for tribal leaders, domestic violence program providers, advocates, survivors, law enforcement, and community members. We convene to support the healing process, but also to enhance our skills through shared knowledge and stories.
We are delighted to open with Council Delegate Amber Crotty from the 24th Navajo Nation Council. Amber Kanazbah Crotty has dedicated her work to providing MMIR families with tremendous guidance and advocacy, and is a critical voice for many. We will also hear from other recognized individuals with the focus of Making the Invisible, Visible.
Our 2021 conference provides virtual training, presentations, and keynote address by established and emerging Indigenous leaders and specialists in the movement to end the violence of Indigenous People.
Share the day with us as we gather in our virtual circle of healing.