Blu (Medicine)

Use of Healing and Talking Circles where participants can hear and share their experiences in a safe environment, to gain depths of healing of the individual experiences, and gain a greater knowing of the Native communities. One-on-one conversations and sharing too weave a greater understanding of the impact caused by gender-based violence, and finding a pathway to healing and prevention of within our communities.

The Medicine Wheel is a sacred symbol to many different cultures throughout Indian Country

Though many share similar practices and protocols, each Culture has their own ways when it comes to these teachings and we do not claim to know or fully understand all of them

Please note that these Circles are peer-to-peer support, we do not have formal counselors or mental health professionals in attendance

Some examples of the colors and their significance include:

NORTH

Air, Stars, Midnight, Death, Winter, Intellect, Animal, Sweetgrass, White

SOUTH

Water, Moon, Mid-Day, Birth, Summer, Spiritual, Plant, Cedar, Red

EAST

Fire, Sun, Dawn, Growth, Spring, Emotional, Heart, Mineral, Tobacco, Yellow

WEST

Earth, Dusk, Maturity, Autumn, Physical, Human, Sage, Black

Native Veteran Womxn’s Talking Circle

This Circle is open to Native Womxn, Veterans, Active Duty, and Guard/Reserves

This Circle gathers from 7:00PM – 8:30PM (PT) on the 3rd Tuesday of each month – The Circle will focus on the unique needs and journey of Native Womxn who have and are serving in the US military

In order to insure safe space for all participants, we ask that you register

all personal information kept in confidence and IS NOT shared with any persons, groups, organizations, or government officials

2S/LGBT+ Veteran’s of Color Talking Circle

This Circle is open to 2S/LGBT+ Veteran’s, Active Duty, and Guard/Reserves of Color

This Circle gathers from 7:00PM – 8:30PM (PT) on the 2rd Tuesday of each month – The Circle will focus on the unique needs and journey of the 2S/LGBT+ Communities of Color who have and are serving in the US military

In order to insure safe space for all participants, we ask that you register

all personal information kept in confidence and IS NOT shared with any persons, groups, organizations, or government officials

Native Veteran’s Talking Circle

This Circle is open to All Native Veteran’s, Active Duty, and Guard/Reserves

This Circle gathers from 7:00PM – 8:30PM (PT) on the last Tuesday of each month – The Circle will focus on the unique needs and journey of the Native Communities who have and are serving in the US military

In order to insure safe space for all participants, we ask that you register

all personal information kept in confidence and IS NOT shared with any persons, groups, organizations, or government officials

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