We are thrilled to invite you to join us on this year’s Kinship Circle Trip, a once-in-a-lifetime experience to visit ancestral landscapes sacred to the tribal peoples who’ve inhabited the Colorado Plateau since time immemorial.
The Colorado Plateau is home to the oldest continually inhabited Native American communities in North America and to some of its most beautiful, and fragile landscapes. For thousands of years, the Hopi, Navajo and Pueblo peoples of this region have learned to maintain a careful balance through prayer and cultural knowledge-based land management. In recent years, they have fought a largely losing battle to protect ancestral homelands and watersheds from ongoing mining and contamination. Today, an intertribal group comprised of Native leaders, traditional farmers, and elders are coming together to apply traditional wisdom with groundbreaking policy to stop the ongoing desecration of this sacred landscape.
|If you want to come or want more information, please contact us right away because it will likely fill up quickly and space is very limited.|
Experience the Sacred Four Corners from an Indigenous View
On this unique journey, we’ll be hosted by Navajo, Havasupai and Hopi tribal elders entrusted to steward ancient sites and wisdom for future generations. The dates are August 29th through September 5th, including travel to Arizona on either end.
This remarkable Kinship Trip will offer a rare chance to experience the renaissance flowering today in Indian Country. We’ll meet in Arizona in the legendary Four Corners region, home to the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Chaco Canyon and countless sacred sites and ancient Indigenous communities. The journey is in collaboration with our esteemed partner the Colorado Plateau Intertribal Conversations group (CPIC), composed of regional tribal leaders and culture bearers including Navajo, Hopi, Havasupai and other tribes.
The Kinship Trip arose from our recent inaugural “Rights of Nature” legal training workshop presented by Tom Linzey and Mari Margil and hosted by CPIC.
There is now momentum to bring Rights of Nature legal frameworks among tribes in this region, which we’ll learn about together. We’ll also dive deep into
solutions and strategies in play for these frontline communities battling extractive industries and corporate assaults. We’ll spend quality in-depth conversation time with Indigenous leaders and each other to learn and see how to take meaningful action.
We’ll make several day tripsto places such as the CPIC Learning Center (a hub of Native community and land regeneration projects), a Navajo hogan, a Hopi farm during the harvest, and more. Optional excursions include ancient sites interpreted by living descendants.
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Cost Per Person for Once In a Lifetime Trip – $4,995