Indigenous Program Model: Sacred Circle of Life
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Our programming model is in the form of the sacred circle of life. It is based on the “Revitalizing Indigenous Nationhood” series of three programs that were developed in response to a needs assessment survey and alumni think-tank. This foundational series first explores the underpinnings and the route to local sovereignty; then determines how to establish effective institutions that reflect the best of traditional and contemporary ways; and finally provides direction on realizing the dream through strategic planning, implementation, and measurement.
Five additional programs fill out the remainder of the model’s outer ring. Each provides a different set of capacity-building skills and knowledge that are aligned with the building of strong and viable nations and organizations. The inner circles reflect the values and various facets of personal professional development within an indigenous paradigm.