Grownup Navajo’s presentations & trainings are grounded in Diné/Indigenous principles that support an organization or client partner in fostering a collaborative and generative relationships amongst and with their community of stakeholders. Through centering Indigenous ways of knowing GN supports the work of the client partner toward reimagining the values and engagement of their organization in the next stage of growth of the organization.
Within each offering of service, Grownup Navajo supports attendees and partners to weave their values together to help process the inherent power of our Indigenous knowledge systems as a guide for creating stronger organizations and communities.
Offerings include keynote presentations, work sessions, individual and group coaching sessions as well as multi-day trainings focused on the development of organizational strategy and the building of cultural equity.
Confluence: Where Native Arts & Museums Meet
How do we create fluid partnerships with American Indian communities and artists in the educational, curatorial & outreach areas of our museum work? This presentation shares best practices of work that can be adapted to any arts organization.
What the Museum World Taught Me About Being Indian
In this talk Roessel shares lessons learned from her over decade long career in the museum field and how arts organizations can rise to the challenge of educating a public about the contributions of Native people today. Through examples of public misinformation, Roessel illustrates the opportunities for organizations to create content that has relevance to both American Indian communities and the public at large.
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Reframing Indigenous Culture in the Future
A common stereotype of American Indian people is that they exist solely in the past, separate from the contemporary world. How do we reframe the context of American Indian people? Museums and other arts and culture organizations have an opportunity to serve as a catalyst in reframing public understanding. This workshop shares how organizations can envision generative partnerships with American Indian artists, communities and tribal governments, in culturally competent ways.