March 28, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Join the Posner Center for a one-hour seminar with Live Oak Consulting’s Dr. Deana Dartt and Heron Brae as they introduce a practical tool for integrating decolonizing principles and practice into work and life. Deana and Heron will unpack the three primary principles of their Theory of Applied Decolonization, which include:
- Unsettling (or disrupting) Western ideas and practice
- The reintegration of Native goals and values
- Anchoring new (ancient) learning in policy
This workshop will then offer a glimpse of the learning journey available through Live Oak’s Decolonization 101 training.
Dr. Deana Dartt
Director, Live Oak Consulting
Deana Dartt, PhD is Coastal Band, descending from the indigenous people of the Californias. Her scholarly and professional work strives to address the incongruities between public understanding, representation and true acknowledgement of Native peoples, their cultures, histories and contemporary lives.
Associate Director of Programs, Environmental Stewardship, Live Oak Consulting
At an essential level, Heron’s work is to connect humans to each other and the land. She believes that decolonizing requires deep personal and community work as the foundation that will allow for the systemic changes needed. As part of the Live Oak team, she directs and teaches programs regarding allyship skills and decolonial land stewardship, and consults with clients in the environmental field. She co-teaches Decolonization 101 trainings and facilitates the in-depth Building Allyship affinity groups, to coach aspiring allies with emotional resiliency and skill building to face decolonial work.