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Indigenous Goddess Gang

Creating a space for sharing medicine through poetry, food & seed knowledge, herbalism, music and more. This is a space for reclaiming knowledge from an indigenous femme lens. Each month we will honor a different tribe of matriarchs in our fashion shoots. Each month we will continue to grow and share the knowledge of our matriarchs and share that medicine. 

Indigenous Goddess Gang is a space intended for INDIGENOUS people. We've had our land taken from us, we've had our cultures taken from us,  we've had our languages taken from us. This is a step towards reclaiming our knowledge, identity and medicine.  This site is not intended for exploiting or appropriating.  Tread lightly and respectfully. 

Well For Culture

Well For Culture

Mind-Body Optimization Through Advanced Indigenous Knowledge

Indigenous Goddess Gang is honored to amplify the initiative Well For Culture. Through writings, stories, photographs, videos, and songs, Well For Culture seeks to teach and promote healthy lifestyles, re-Indigenized diets, Indigenized fitness methods, and mental-spiritual connectedness. Understanding that strong tribal Nations are built by strong individuals, we encourage wellness amongst Native people in order to sustain, rebuild, and strengthen our communities. As Indigenous youth, we acknowledge the strength and healing power of our ancestral teachings, and we invite the rest of the world to learn from these concepts as well.

Learn more about the Well For Culture initiative through their website, Facebook, Instagram and Youtube.

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In the spirit of Strong Womxn we want to spotlight of one of the co-founders of Well For Culture, Indigenous Goddess Chelsey Luger. Chelsey is from the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota. She double majored in History and Native American Studies at Dartmouth College, concentrating on comparative histories of global Indigenous cultures and post-colonial theory. She later earned an M.S. in Digital Media at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. In her work as a journalist, she highlights activist movements and environmentalism as it relates to wellness and Native culture. Chelsey is passionate about motivating youth to stay active and healthy in order to build mental-physical-spiritual strength. Other founding members of Well For Culture are Thosh Collins (Onk-Akimel O’Odham/Wa-Zha-Zhi/Haudenosaunee) and Martin Sensmeier (Tlingit/Koyukon-Anthabascan).


What Is Well For Culture?

WELL FOR CULTURE IS A PHYSICAL MANIFESTATION OF THE HYBRIDIZED INDIGENOUS WELLNESS MOVEMENT. IT IS A DIGITAL SPACE THAT SERVES TO CREATE, EXPOUND UPON, NURTURE AND SHARE THE GENIUS OF POWERFUL INDIGENOUS MINDS AND BODIES. MUCH LIKE A CEREMONY, A SONG, A STORY, OR AN ACTIVIST MOVEMENT, WELL FOR CULTURE IS AT ONCE A SPACE, A PLACE, A GROUP OF PEOPLE, AND AN EVOLVING IDEA.

WHO WE ARE

WELL FOR CULTURE is an alliance of like-minded Indigenous people from many Nations and all directions. We strive to lead healthy lifestyles because we recognize the importance of being physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually sound. We study and implement the health and wellness methods of our ancestors, meanwhile developing new approaches to contribute to this ancient and ongoing chain of knowledge.  We are a continually evolving community, and we welcome all who wish to contribute.

THE VISION 

Through writings, stories, photographs, videos, and songs, Well For Culture seeks to teach and promote healthy lifestyles, re-Indigenized diets,  Indigenized fitness methods, and mental-spiritual connectedness. Understanding that strong tribal Nations are built by strong individuals, we encourage  wellness amongst Native people in order to sustain, rebuild, and strengthen our communities. As Indigenous youth, we acknowledge the strength and healing power of our ancestral teachings, and we invite the rest of the world to learn from these concepts as well.

The above Well For Culture video shows two workout routines using only bodyweight. No equipment needed! With just a few simple movements, it's possible to get in a well-rounded, strenuous and effective total body workout. INSTRUCTIONS: Follow the reps and sets as indicated in the video. Each routine should take about 20 minutes. Find this video and other Well For Culture Basic Tutorial videos HERE

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Neomi Salvodor- No Estan Solos!

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