|Date:||November 23, 2020, 1-4 pm|
Michael Martin, Onondaga, Beaver Clan and Executive Director of Native American Community Services of Erie and Niagara Counties will explore universal principles of a “Good Mind” and the relationship between our minds to our thoughts, behaviors and well-being. Related aspects of the Haudenosaunee confederacy’s land, history, people, culture and traditions related to this teaching will be shared. Participants will be provided an overview of the traditional teachings of the Good Mind, learn how to increase awareness of what clouds our minds and how we may rise above or remove the clouds. We will discuss how to maintain our Good Minds and how we can harness our collective power, known as Orenda, when Good Minds come together.
This presentation is sponsored by Freedom Schools Buffalo, collaborative of community-based educators, healers, and local leaders using principles of “liberation education” and social justice to support, empower and create action with and for children, youth, families and the community. We are a movement for change, NOT a bricks and mortar school, and draw from our local Haudenosaunee culture and the Freedom Schools of the Civil Rights movement.