A Decolonial and Indigenous Approach to Advocacy and Counseling

" As social justice is the central part of mental health and advocacy service, growing interest in the social climate justice movement requires advocates and counselors to expand how we are connected to the land, heritage, roots, historical trauma, and unresolved grief. The understanding of where we are today is the bridge between where we come from and where we are going to. This workshop is aimed to approach innovative and expansive ways of doing advocacy and counseling through a Decolonial and Indigenous perspective of all beings as caregivers and in relationship with the earth, bringing the best practice of building trust in relationships, collaboration, and reciprocity with the land and self while addressing intergenerational trauma, resilience, and healing.”