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2019 National Day of Racial Healing: The Blanket Exercise

  • Avenue 50 Studio 131 N. Avenue 50 Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States (map)

Join us for an experiential learning opportunity that will introduce the epic historical narrative of the Indigenous people of Turtle Island, now also known as North America, in a unique and evocative way. This workshop will serve as a great teaching moment for most and will re-introduce, for some participants, stories related to the oppression of Native peoples and colonization, starting with notions of “discovery” at 1492, including the Doctrine of Discovery.

This interactive process will lead the participants through historical and contemporary events that expose the systemic policies of the United States federal government that promoted and continues to promote the extermination of Native peoples and Native nations, and how Native peoples persisted and survived. Come and join us for this opportunity to learn and engage in a vital dialogue of justice for the Indigenous people of this land.

About Native American in Philanthropy

Native Americans In Philanthropy advances responsible and responsive investments in Native communities through education and advocacy within the philanthropic sector. Whether hosting regional summits, training Native leaders, or connecting organizations to opportunities, we seek to restore all Native communities to full health and sustainability.

Over several decades, Native Americans In Philanthropy has become a powerful and continuously growing network of Native and non-Native nonprofits, tribal communities, foundations and community leaders committed to engaging, learning and sharing resources and best practices grounded in Native values and traditions. We have been a consistent advocate for the protection of tribal sovereignty, land and water rights, women’s rights, Native youth leadership, and Native inter-generational healing. Through partnerships and cross-movement advocacy efforts, our organization works to elevate key issues and to address the pressing needs of our communities with culturally comprehensive approaches.


This event is free and open to all ages.

Limited parking in the back lot behind the building. The entrance is along the left side, between the building and the railroad tracks. Parking lot has a loose gravel floor. Street parking also available.

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This workshop is two hours. Free childcare, Spanish interpretation, and refreshments will be provided.