Remember Your Mother

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Remember the sky that you were born under,

know each of the star's stories.

Remember the moon, know who she is.

Remember the sun's birth at dawn, that is the

strongest point of time. Remember sundown

and the giving away to night.

Remember your birth, how your mother struggled

to give you form and breath. You are evidence of

her life, and her mother's, and hers.

 

--Joy Harjo, excerpt from "Remember"

More about the retreat...

What will we gain?

  • We will remember our place in the world, the various roles we take on, and the connection we have to others and to nature through our writing.

  • We will absorb the great wisdom around motherhood that comes from Indigenous spirituality and culture.

  • We will learn from Native women about the maternal connection to the land and the beings therein (specifically through rematriation of the land).

  • We will grow in our perspectives on writing from Native writers and teachers.

 

How will we come together?

  • We will encourage connection to the places we live and visit by honoring the peoples whose ancestral land we inhabit.

  • We will connect with speakers and teachers through inspiring presentations and practices.

  • We will form deep connections with fellow attendees through small group discussions and writing exercises.

  • We will tap into our neglected creativity by carving out space and time for writing.

  • We will leave inspired by new perspectives, ready to carry our new-found lessons to those who matter most: our children and grandchildren and all the generations who will follow.

How will we gather?

  • In-person (Reduced price for a limited number of Indigenous mothers; overall space is limited)

  • In-person, including shared-bedroom accommodations at the retreat center (Space is limited)

  • Online only for an event planned specifically for the online space (Free for all Indigenous mothers)

In-person schedule​ (all times CDT; schedule subject to change)

Friday, October 1, 2021

 

3:00pm - Gathering and settling

5:00pm - Light dinner and socializing

6:00pm - Centering and reconnecting to Mother Earth with Sogorea Te Land Trust

7:30pm - Connecting and exploring with small writing groups

A weekend writing retreat of self-discovery for writers who identify as mothers

October 1-3, 2021 (in-person)

October 1-2, 2021 (virtual)

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Saturday, October 2, 2021

 

8:00am - Morning yoga, movement in the outdoors, or time to rest

10:00am - Writing craft and inspiration with author, playwright, poet, and teacher Marcie Rendon

11:30am - Lunch with writing groups and space to write

1:00pm - Writing craft and creative expression with local writers, teachers, and artists

3:00pm - Purposeful time with writing groups and space to write and create 

6:00pm - Optional group dinner at Owamni in Minneapolis

Sunday, October 3, 2021

 

8:00am - Morning centering, movement in the outdoors, or time to rest.

9:30am - Time to share and perform, or listen and learn

11:00am - Intentions for the road ahead and sending

Online schedule​ (all times CDT; schedule subject to change)

Friday, October 1, 2021

 

5:30pm - Gathering and centering as a large group

6:00pm - Centering and reconnecting to Mother Earth with Sogorea Te Land Trust

7:30pm - Connecting and exploring with small writing groups

Saturday, October 2, 2021

 

9:30am - Gathering and centering as a large group

10:00am - Writing craft and inspiration with author, playwright, poet, and teacher Marcie Rendon

11:30am - Break for lunch

12:30pm - Reflect and explore as a large group

1:00pm - Writing craft and creative expression with local writers, teachers, and artists

3:00 - Reflect and explore with small writing groups

4:00 - Share and reflect as a large group

5:00 - Meditate and prepare to share our writing and mission with our children and the world​

 

More about the in-person retreat space...

All in-person events will take place at the beautiful Double Domes home, just 20 minutes from the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport.

Overnight accommodations at the retreat site are based on 2-4 people per room. There are no private rooms at the retreat site and space is extremely limited. Please let us know if there is someone you would like to share a room with. Room assignments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis.

A block of rooms will also be available at a nearby hotel. To choose this option, register for the in-person retreat without accommodations and contact the hotel directly. More information coming soon.

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More information and pricing...

In-person retreat, plus shared-room accommodations

  • Three days of writing with acclaimed writers, teachers, and performers

  • Intimate time with small writing groups

  • Purposeful time with your own writing

  • The space you need to rest and restore yourself for Mother Earth and your own children and ancestors

  • All meals (except optional Saturday evening dinner at Owamni), plus snacks and non-alcoholic beverages

  • Shared bedroom (please indicate during registration if you are registering with someone you would like to share a bedroom with)

  • $697 or two payments of $349

  • Space is extremely limited. Registration will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Significant discounts available for Indigenous mothers; contact us for more information.

In-person retreat, no overnight accommodations

  • Three days of writing with acclaimed writers, teachers, and performers

  • Intimate time with small writing groups

  • Purposeful time with your own writing

  • The space you need to rest and restore yourself for Mother Earth and your own children and ancestors

  • All meals (except optional Saturday evening dinner at Owamni), plus snacks and non-alcoholic beverages

  • $597 or two payments of $299

  • Space is limited. Registration will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Significant discounts available for Indigenous mothers; contact us for more information.

Online retreat

  • Two days of writing with acclaimed writers, teachers, and performers

  • Intimate time with small writing groups

  • Purposeful time with your own writing

  • The space you need to rest and restore yourself for Mother Earth and your own children and ancestors

  • A beautiful retreat experience, crafted specifically for the online space

  • $197 or two payments of $99

  • The online retreat experience is free for all Indigenous mothers; contact us for more information.

Registration opens soon!