For the Land:
To all beings known and unknown, named and unnamed of This Land we are on, we see you and we honor you. Thank you deeply for your true support.

For the Ancestors:
Ancestors of our Ancestors of our Ancestors
Bright and Well Ones
We remember you.
Blessed are the ones who keep the dream of love alive.
Blessed are the ones who protect us.
Blessed are the ones who sing us to life.
Blessed are the ones who carry us home.

We call on you now to help us reconnect and repair our bloodlines.
Please let this be good for All Our Relations.

For Spirit:
Sacred Mother, in you we live, breathe, and have our being.
From you all things emerge, and to you all things return.

We see you.
We remember you.
Thank you.
We love you.

Videos about Cultural Attachment, Ancestral Trauma & Healing, and Reclaiming Earth Honoring Ritual Practices

"Indigenous ways of knowing" w/ Pat McCabe (skip to 28:00ish for segment on cultural attachment)

”Indigenous Ways of Knowing a Felt Sense" w/ Shirley Turcotte

Aboriginal/Indigenous Focusing Oriented Therapy (A/IFOT) w/Shirley Turcotte and DaRa Williams

A/IFOT session w/Shirley Turcotte tracking collective felt sense (youth/child suicide) be sure to read the description under the video - this is one of the best examples i’ve found of someone navigating ancestral/personal trauma journeying from a resourced state

"Healing white masculinity" w/ Tad Hargrave & Tada Hozumi (you can skip to 11:00ish for cultural attachment pieces)

Luisah Teish, an author, storyteller, and priestess of the Ifá/Orisha faith of Yoruba-speaking West Africa and the African Diaspora speaks on Honoring Ancestors.

Decolonizing the mind by Dr. Michael Yellow Bird of Humboldt state university speaking at PSU. Best video i have seen at the intersection of social justice, animism, and neuroscience.

Sangoma priestess Gogo Ekaye's  
"Sick or Gifted?" presentation

Articles about Ancestral Trauma, Racial-Cultural Justice and Animist Core Values

Written by poc

Tada Hozumi’s Cultural Somatic Therapy framework has been influential in helping me weave together the many threads of this work. They and I have been communicating since the fall of 2017 and have collaborated on the Online program featured in the events tab on this website.

"Cultural attachment theory" by Estelle Simard

"The Story of How Humanity Fell in Love with Itself Once Again"by Lyla June

Transformative Justice: Anti-oppression and Anti-Racism work from the leading edge

Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown

Shakil Choudhury Author, Deep Diversity: Overcoming Us vs. Them (2015)
This is Part 1 in a series of articles to be published over the next 12 months to encourage community dialogue regarding cleaning up our own house with regards to racial/ social justice education in order to be more effective and compassionate, both within justice-based communities and society at large.

Written by “white” people


Larger reframes//How to Be Animist


Simplest introduction to the internal skill of relating with our bodies
The Power of Focusing: A Practical Guide to Emotional Self-Healing by Anne Weiser Cornell

My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem

Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown