Dennis Windego 2-DAY EVENT
What to Expect - DAY 1
Message from Dennis Windego
When we are looking at system-induced trauma, we're really looking at trauma and racism or the racism of trauma. Racism is an ongoing part of that cause, and it's built within those systems that we depend on and rely upon.
When Indigenous people are accessing services, they get mistreated or not treated at all, or misdiagnosed or over-diagnosed. This really breeds little trust between the people who need the services; marginalized people and racialized people and then the ones who are providing those services.
As service providers how do we minimize that for a non-Indigenous person who's working with Indigenous populations? What do we do? What do the non-indigenous need to know? What do they need to change? What do they need to be aware of? “ I think a lot of that is self-reflection.” Dennis Windego
Noticing those things. What do you think? What do you do? What are your first thoughts when you come upon an Indigenous person That is requiring your services? What happens to you Emotionally? What are your urges? What do you feel like doing, or what do you feel like saying? Where does it hit you in the body? Where do you notice it? Do you try and hide it or how do you respond to it?
Dennis will support your reflection on this work together in Day 1-Understanding reconciliation and where trauma-induced systems exist, will empower your responsibility to make the change that needs to happen within these systems of oppression.
What to Expect - DAY 2
Join Dennis on his journey to Mino--Biimaadiziwin-The Good Life
This day is for practitioners and those who want to work with trauma from a whollistic, Indigenous Land Based healing approach. Dennis will transfer knowledge that can transform how you recognize, acknowledge, and assess intergenerational trauma both within yourself and an individual.
Dennis will discuss, blood memory and the role of our Ancestors when we are treating trauma. What he will share can improve your practices and potentially increase land-based practices when you are working out of an inherently colonized system. Dennis will explain what gives non-Indigenous people the right to use an Indigenous lens and methods and how Indigenous people will inherently remember their role and responsibilities as they reconnect to the Land and their teachings. This knowledge will assist in how to work within limitations while seeking to decolonize approaches where possible.
Prepare to be transformed. Dennis has had many mentors and much knowledge shared with him. However, his specific work within rural Indigenous communities over the last quarter century has formed his own methods that can be effortlessly adopted. Indigenous ways of knowing are not complex, if anything they are practical, grounding, and just makes sense.
It is time for healing, let us move towards Mino--Biimaadiziwin -The Good Life together.