Wrestling with the Truth of Colonization

This eight session training is designed for labor, community, and faith organizations that are a part of Sound Alliance. You along with others from your organization are invited to join in reflection and learning around the truth of colonization and its ongoing impact in the region where we live. Wrestling with the Truth of Colonization is an initiative created by a global team of Indigenous leaders offered locally by the Industrial Area Foundation Northwest in conjunction with the Sound Alliance and United Indians of All Tribes Foundation. 


Here is a recent article about the Learnings from Wrestling with the Truth of Colonization from our partners at HealthierHere: https://www.healthierhere.org/library/learnings-from-wrestling-with-the-truth-of-colonization


Program Notes:

  • Please confirm that you are able to attend all of the sessions before registering, as each session builds on the learnings of the previous evening.
  • This is a training series that seeks to center the lived experiences of Indigenous Peoples, the work that is ongoing in our communities and the emotional work that comes from this. Please be prepared to engage in this emotional labor and reflection.
  • Wrestling with the Truth of Colonization is more than the training sessions listed here, it is a community organizing initiative. The goal is to take the learning and reflection from these sessions and turn them into long-term community organizing efforts towards upholding native sovereignty and real solidarity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. 

Introductory Briefings:

There are two options to attend an introductory briefing. You must attend *one* of the briefings in order to participate in the series. 

Introductory Briefing Option #1: Thursday, February 15th 6-6:30PM PST

Introductory Briefing Option #2: Tuesday, February 20th 6-6:30PM PST


First Five Sessions:

Monday and Thursday Evenings

Dates: Monday and Thursday nights February 26th, 29th and March 4th, 7th, and 11th. 

Time: 6:00-8:00PM PST

* All of the first five sessions listed above will be held over Zoom.

Last Three Sessions:

The last three sessions will be spaced out over three months and designed to continue each individual's personal wrestling, dig into local histories and experiences of Indigenous peoples, and identify action opportunities. 


Like all our trainings, this one is free to members of Sound Alliance member institutions. There are limited slots available for non-member institutions. The full training cost to non-members is $250/person, with a sliding scale available to support access. Please contact Riley ([email protected]) to see about availability of open non-member slots.


The registration deadline for this event is Tuesday February 20th at midnight PST. 

Before registration, please double check that you can attend all of the session dates and times listed above. This training revolves around relationships and learning built over the five sessions.

February 26, 2024 at 6:00pm - 8pm

Will you come?