Retreats and Institutes
Learn about SHPA retreats and institutes on traditional knowledge.
Retreats and institutes on traditional knowledge include:
- Summer institute: A 3-4 day institute on traditional knowledge, walking into worlds, identity and efficacy.
- Winter and spring institutes: These Institutes vary by year. They may extend immersion in local knowledge, may include a sweat lodge, or provide specialized training.
Winter Institute 2016 at Barona with Larry Banegas (click photo to enlarge).
March 2012 retreat, Shiprock, New Mexico (Tsedaak'aan, Diné Nation)
Learn about SHPA Summer Immersion.
The SHPA summer immersion is an individualized experience in which SHPA Scholars propose ways to extend their learning about working with Indigenous cultures.
Often this involves extending personal work in identity and community, but also may include work on a reservation, interviews, school visits, or healing ceremonies.
For Indigenous Scholars, "going home" is an essential part of staying connected with community as they move through the graduate programs.
Each is asked to submit a proposal by March 1 for the following summer.
View examples of Summer Immersion reflections by these SHPA scholars: