Art is an essential aspect of connecting with the community, showing representation, and building an awareness of your work. The “Creative Resistance” track will be taught by IP3, The Indigenous Peoples Power Project. Training will include the importance of messaging, owning your narrative and will help build skills and techniques to create a visual voice for your movement work. In this track you’ll get hands-on experience and learn skills like wheat paste, screen printing and banner making. (This track has limited spots, SIGN UP HERE)
The “Tending ourselves, our communities and the land” track will be taught by various trainers. As we plan campaigns, take actions, grow movements, we also need to take care of ourselves, each other and this land that we love. In this training track, we’ll share tools and practical skills we can use to build our individual and collective resilience, and to nourish our communities and the land. Workshop topics include: Native plants, reconnecting work, building healthy collectives, hikes and more! This track is open and doesn’t require a separate sign-up.
The “Direct Action Strategy and Tactics”will be practicing the ins and outs of action planning, soft blockades, hard blockades, where actions fit into campaigns, how to support tree sits, security and legal support for activists, as well as an important place to build relationships with direct action practitioners. We will be providing both more entry level activist skill shares and more advanced. All are welcome to join this track at any time, the curriculum is built as blocks, so you can come in and out, but to have a comprehensive learning experience the knowledge from the first blocks will feed into the later subjects.
We want this action camp to be a welcoming and inclusive space for everyone, including folks who wouldn’t otherwise be able to participate without bringing their kids to camp. We’re working to set up childcare during the camp for as many blocks as we can and will share more information once we have it. While many of the workshops & trainings won’t necessarily be appropriate (or very fun) for kids, we don’t want that to be a barrier for anyone to participate in camp. We also plan to have a designated “kids camp” area with toys, games, activities so that kids have a safe, fun, and engaging experience at camp. Please reach out to us to let us know if you expect to bring a young one with you to camp, and how old they are, so we have a headcount (for food as well) and can ensure we have enough childcare providers for everyone. We know our movements have a history of not being inclusive of families and kids and want this camp to be part of the effort to turn that dynamic around! If you have ideas or thoughts to contribute to making camp a fun & engaging space for children, please share them with us.