About the Training
The Indigenous 20 Something Project (I20SP) is a movement by and for young people in or around their 20’s. The movement is to end the lasting negative impacts of historical and intergenerational trauma. Healing is the answer to trauma and this gathering will be a time for young people to learn more about historical and intergenerational trauma and how that ties to current behaviors. Tools and opportunities for healing will be facilitated as well as discussing a model for living in balance. For the first time for many in this generation, they will get to gather amongst their peers to learn, share, let go and help to join a movement that will impact all of Native Country.
The gathering will include steps that participants can take to bring this healing and wellness movement to their communities and peers. The I20SP facilitators will provide resources and materials that will assist participants in their personal growth and development and to bring these opportunities home.
Who Should Attend
This gathering is intended for young adults in their late teens to early to mid- thirties. Any young person that wants to learn more about trauma and healing are welcome to attend. Those interested in helping to grow a movement are welcome to attend. Those struggling with substances, with legal issues, with life’s challenges, are welcome to attend. Those ready for a positive change, welcome to attend.
The movement is not yet funded so we have to charge a small registration fee to help cover costs. Nobody will be turned away. Please ask for a scholarship if you are not able to pay the registration fee. We will also have several other I20SP gatherings throughout 2019 if you can’t attend this one and we can also come to your community.
About the Trainers
Jordan is from the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma on the Kiowa Comanche Apache Reservation and the Kingdom of Tonga. She has a master of Museum and Heritage Practice from Victoria University of Wellington. As well as a Bachelor of Design from Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand. Jordan is an artist, culture bearer and advocate for Native Women. Over the years, Cocker’s artwork and research has navigated the intersections between Native people and social, political, and historic climates through a female lens. Jordan’s artwork has been exhibited at local, national and international institutions including the Auckland Art Museum, New Zealand Architecture Week, The Jacobson House, and the Prague Quadrennial. She is a Project coordinator of the Indigenous 20 Something project and works to create healing pathways for Indigenous people in her generation through ancestral knowledge collaboration.“We are the latest version of our ancestors. Our generation deserves to have the tools to lead healthy dignified lives.”
Shalene is from the Gros-Ventre or A’aniih people of Fort Belknap, Montana and Athabascan people from Tanana, Alaska, graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Native American and Indigenous Studies from Fort Lewis College in Durango Colorado and a master’s degree in American Indian Studies from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) where her master’s thesis was on Historical Wisdom. Growing up Shalene has been mentored and molded into a youth leader through the Native Wellness Institute and continues to work for NWI as a Project Coordinator. She recently helped to launch the movement, the Indigenous 20 Something Project (I20SP) where her generation is organizing to heal their generation from the lasting impacts of historical and intergenerational trauma. She has traveled to many tribal and urban communities where she has experienced local culture and learned from each person. Shalene strives to see Indigenous people rise and become the resilient people they were created to be.
Josh is from the Kiowa, or Ka’igwu people in Oklahoma, and the kingdom of Tonga in the South Pacific. He is a certified outdoor instructor and facilitator, with an associate’s degree from Whitireia Polytechnic in Wellington, New Zealand. He has travelled extensively in the South Pacific for work and service including: Papua New Guinea, Tonga, and Australia. Most recently he has worked in the Tonto National Forest in Arizona as a trail walker, coordinator, and trainer for an outdoor behavioral healthcare foundation. From the age of 14, Josh was given a position in a military society of his tribe, and trained as a youth leader to preserve and share traditional knowledge with his generation. He seeks to honor and share that knowledge with everyone. “My hope is that I can help reintroduce people from all walks of life to our First Mother in all her wisdom and beauty. I hope to inspire healing, harmony, and connection through the use and passing of traditional skills in the outdoors.”
Registrants who are unable to attend may send a replacement participant at no additional charge. Please provide us with the name of the replacement before the training. If a participant is unable to attend and no cancellation is made prior to the training or replacement is made, the FULL amount of registration will be charged as a no-show fee.
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC)
Hotel direction: 7.1 miles SW
This hotel does not provide shuttle service.
From the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, 5000 W International Airport Rd, Anchorage, AK 99502, USA, Head west on W International Airport Rd, Continue straight, Turn left toward W International Airport Rd, Slight left onto W International Airport Rd, Turn left onto C St, Continue onto A St, Turn right onto E 6th Ave, Destination will be on the left, Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa.
Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa
401 E. 6th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
Immerse into the awe-inspiring beauty of Alaska by staying at Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa, located in the heart of downtown Anchorage. After a restful night's sleep on our signature beds, wake to spectacular city, Cook Inlet or Chugach Mountain views. The recently remodeled rooms and suites seamlessly blend intuitive designs with unparalleled comfort and convenience. Stay in touch with high-speed Wi-Fi access, or relax watching your 42" flat-screen TV. Take advantage of our hotel's enviable location. Walk the Anchorage Museum only a 10-minute walk away. After a day of sightseeing or business, enjoy fresh seafood and perfectly-seared steaks at JADE Restaurant, Steak & Seafood, or visit our 24-hour fitness center. For pure relaxation, indulge in a spa treatment at Ice Spa.
Mention the Native Wellness Institute to receive the discounted room rate. The cutoff date to receive the discounted room rate is October 21, 2019. After this date group rate and availability cannot be guaranteed.
Concierge Lounge Hours
Buffet breakfast, fee from: 22 USD
Housekeeping service daily
Laundry on-site, coin operated
Mobility accessible rooms
Newspaper in lobby
Safe deposit boxes, front desk