Indigenous Voices Sounding in Education Today

March 27-28, 340 Box Elder, Paonia
Indigenous Voices poster

We are excited to welcome Tiokasin Ghosthorse to speak to the NFSIS teachers and other Waldorf teachers from other Western cities, as well as community members at large. We are hoping to weave into the Waldorf curriculum the spirit of the indigenous Americans . He also believes that Waldorf education is the closest to the spirit of indigenous philosophies.

Tiokasin has a long history with Indigenous activism and advocacy. He is the Founder, Host and Executive Producer of “First Voices Radio” (formerly “First Voices Indigenous Radio”) for the last 27 years in New York City and Seattle/Olympia, Washington. Tiokasin serves on boards of several charitable organizations dedicated to bringing non-western education to Native and non-Native children. In 2016, he was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize from the International Institute of Peace Studies and Global Philosophy.

Tiokasin is “a perfectly flawed human being” and a Sundancer in the cosmology of the Lakota Nation.

Accompanying Tiokasin is Jadina Lilien who works with Systemic Constellations which is an alternative therapeutic method which draws on elements of family systems therapy, and existential phenomenology. It is a therapeutic approach designed to help reveal the hidden dynamics in relationships in order to address any stressors impacting these relationships and heal them.

Jadina will be working with us as a group at the workshop on Saturday, March 27th.
Joining the group is Dave Graber, a long-time music teacher from the Crow Reservation in Montana. Dave has created an emersion program, The Lullaby Project, to bring back the Apsáalooke language in Big Horn County through early childhood.

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P.O. Box 1744
Paonia, CO 81428