Ancestral Healing Circle is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to healing history.
We work with Tribal Representatives and Native Nonprofits to empower change.
At Ancestral Healing Circle we recognize and address intergenerational historical trauma through decades of cross-cultural communications, prayer walks, traditional ceremonies, and working together with many allies to heal the history. We have recently focused efforts on helping renaming sacred Indigenous places and replacing derogatory or colonized names. In our 35 years of experience, we have learned that debilitating trauma can be passed down through many generations and affect our lives in many ways.
Perhaps historical trauma can begin to heal when descendants take honest accountability for the past harms done and practice appropriate acts of restorative justice. Then real forgiveness becomes possible. We believe in and continue to learn how to implement the Lakota concept of Wóakiktuŋže.
We have witnessed how name changes are able to lift the vibration of oppression and offer some healing now...and for generations to come.
Descendants of Chief Little Thunder (Sicangu Lakota) and General William S. Harney
Commander of The 1855 Blue Water Massacre and designer and signer of
The 1868 Ft. Laramie join in efforts to--Heal The History.