From yoga to “smudge kits,” wellness is on trend right now. While wellness practices can help us to unwind and de-stress, they also raise major questions about cultural appropriation and theft from BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities.
Native Governance Center is hosting an event that will highlight and elevate BIPOC voices in the Twin Cities wellness space. Join us as we explore ways that cultural appropriation shows up in the wellness space and ideas for practicing wellness responsibly. If you have questions about cultural appropriation and wellness, this event is for you!
Deanna StandingCloud (Community Outreach Coordinator, Indigenous Lotus) will serve as our emcee and moderator. Native Governance Center board member and Indigenous environmental health advocate Rochelle Diver will provide welcome remarks.
Meet our panelists:
- Kou Thao (Founder & CEO, LIT Consulting)
- Daniela Montoya-Barthelemy (Full spectrum doula, coach, and educator at Mama Sin Vergüenza)
- Samsoche Sampson (Performing and visual artist)
- Victoria Marie, Wáčhiŋhiŋ Máza Wíŋyaŋ (Founder and instructor, Indigenous Lotus)
- Gabrielle Roberts (Founder, 612 Jungle)
Tickets are $10, and the price includes light appetizers. The event space is fully accessible, and ample street parking is available. Space is limited, so register early to secure your seat!