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Reclaiming Our Health “Care” with Sweetwater Nannauck and Karen Fleshman

Coronavirus is decimating communities of color. But the truth is Western medicine has never properly cared for people of color.

What can we do to reclaim our health “care”? How can Native people and white people heal from the intergenerational trauma of settler colonialism? How can we heal ourselves and heal our relationships with each other and all life?

Sweetwater Nannauck (Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian) Director of Idle No More Washington Sweetwater is an Idle No More activist that advocates for the protection of the fragile environment of the Northwest Coast, for tribal sovereignty rights, and the traditional way of life of Native people. She conducts Idle No More ‘Decolonizing Our Activism’, ‘Fragile No More’, ‘Reclaiming Our Health(care)’, and Native Youth workshops in a respectful way that is both healing and empowering.

November 10, 2019 is the 7th anniversary of Idle No More. Since then Idle No More Washington has presented at over 100 events, keynote speaker, workshops, and nonviolent direct actions that address local and global issues. She went to Washington, DC to lobby to protect the Arctic, and organized ‘Shell No’ actions in Seattle and Anchorage when President Obama was there. She helped organize ‘The Paddle to Standing Rock’ in September 2016 and was featured in the annual Seattle Weekly ‘Best of Seattle’ (2015) ‘Best Activism Idea’.

Karen Fleshman Esq. she/hers is an activist, attorney, single soccer mom, founder of Racy Conversations, inspiring the antiracist generation

1 Lesson / 60 Minutes / FREE