Racial Healing Practitioner’s Network
The Racial Healing Practitioner’s Network (RHP) is a network of Healing Practitioners that are working towards national racial equity and racial healing through mentorship, training, and support of local community healing practitioners. NCN, in partnership with the Solidarity Healing Leadership Team (Wisdom Keepers), RHP Fellows, and national partners, established the RHP Network by identifying healing practitioners, locally and regionally.
To get connected or to receive more information about the Racial Healing Practitioner’s Network, please complete the RHP Network survey.
The RHP Network is also working towards developing a repository of resources and directories to support Healing Practitioners nationwide.
History of WKKF:
In April 2013, the WK Kellogg Foundation opened the first America Healing Conference by convening over 40 healing practitioners, including NCN’s Jerry Tello and many of today’s Wisdom Keepers to guide healing circles. The healing circles gathered participants to focus on building trust and relationships; an essential precursor that allowed participants to heal from wounds of the past, and build respectful relationships across racial, ethnic and other perceived differences by honoring and valuing their humanity. The circles became a standing tradition for subsequent America Healing and Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation events.
Solidarity Healing Leadership Team – Wisdom Keepers:
The Wisdom Keepers are comprised of Healing Practitioners, each with over 30 years of experience from across the nation and across different cultural backgrounds. It is important to note that the Wisdom Keepers are comprised of experienced people of color who live what they teach; they wholeheartedly share and use their experiences for the benefit of others. See the full list of Wisdom Keepers.
Racial Healing Practitioner’s Fellowship:
In addition to the RHP Network, the Wisdom Keepers have also established the Racial Healing Practitioner's Fellowship. The RHP Fellowship seeks to create the Next Generation of Healing Practitioners, trainers and leaders that will work toward national racial equity and racial healing through participating in mentorship, healing dialogues, and receiving support from the current Wisdom Keepers.
This fellowship strives to create intergenerational teachings and opportunities for fellowship participants to continue in their development and become part of an extended kinship (network). The RHP Fellows are a part of a team that is co-creating a process and building the capacity of individuals and organizations around racial healing and racial equity. The fellowship is adding to the overall mission of creating a unified, well-integrated circle of racial healing practitioners. See full list of fellowship cohort 1 (2022-2023)
Healing Generation’s Podcast
Healing Generation’s Podcastis a podcast that addresses the question of how we transform and heal generations of trauma and inequity in our society today. As part of a larger effort of the Healing Generations Institute, co-created by the National Compadres Network and The Brotherhood of Elders, we will invite the insights of cultural wisdom keepers, healers, social advocates and visionaries as they offer the medicine that can guide us on our journey towards justice and interconnected sacredness for all.
See all Healing Generations podcasts.
Wisdom Keepers Healing Generations Podcasts
Below are podcast episodes that captured the Wisdom shared by our Wisdom Keepers. We hope you enjoy.
Healing Generations of Pain, Trauma and Inequity: Maestro Jerry Tello and Baba Greg Hodge begin the dialogue on how we heal generations of trauma and injustice due to racism, oppression and inequity. They also discuss the need for an effort that is built on the wisdom and medicine of the ancestors and ingenuity, and leadership of the youth.
Acknowledging African and Indigenous Rooted Teachings as the Foundation for True Healing: Baba Greg Hodge of the Brotherhood of Elders shares the importance of addressing the trauma of African Americans due to racism, oppression and injustice with African rooted medicine, ceremony, teachings, wisdom and advocacy.
For more on Mr. Hodge's work, please visit The Brotherhood of Elders
Debra Camarillo and Susanna Armijo
The Healing Medicine Within: Maestras Debra and Susanna share the teachings of their life journeys, and the medicine that comes from cultural ceremony and movement as a path towards transformational healing.
Your Ancestor’s Voice: Come and share in the powerful words and stories of Mee Moua, as she guides us through her journey of incorporating her ancestors' teachings in advocating for social justice and racial healing.
Empowering the Youth: Join us in this discussion with Monica Haslip about patience, intention, and the importance of empowering and listening to the children in our communities.
Servant Leadership: Following the Ancestor’s Example: Join Maestro Jerry Tello as he invites Héctor Sánchez-Flores to share his family's journey of values, traditions, community service and leadership.
For more on Mr. Sánchez-Flores' work, please visit The National Compadres Network.
Susan Glisson and Charles Tucker
Embracing the Open Table of Racial Healing: Join Maestro Jerry Tello, Susan Glisson, and Charles Tucker as they discuss how their early influences shaped their desire to create change, challenges they have faced in their own paths, and how each person has a role in racial healing.
For more on Susan Glisson and Charles Tucker’s work, please visit Sustainable Equity.
Joy in the Struggle: Ancestors’ Blessings: Join Maestro Jerry Tello and Kevin John Fong as they reflect on gifts from our elders, and discuss the transformation of struggle into lessons, beauty in movement, and challenging the idea of binary identities.
The Blessing of our Interconnected Sacredness: Join Maestro Jerry Tello and Ayyu Qassataq as they reflect how we are an integral part of our ancestral legacy, how self-love also cares for the ancestors within us, the responsibility we have to take care of the elder we will become, and how a name can connect us to our past and future.
For more on Ayyu Qassataq’s work, please visit First Alaskans Institute.