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Mindfulness as a Tool for Engaging with Indigenous Communities

May 3 and 10, 2:30-4:00 pm ET

Join MHLIC and Kim Pevia for a special virtual, two-part series for State MHI and RMOMS teams. In these interactive sessions, you will:

  • Identify mindfulness practices and importance in your work with Indigenous Communities
  • Describe the need for trauma sensitive work
  • Identify tools to help develop resiliency for yourself and people you serve

These 90-minute, interactive sessions are focused on engaging with Indigenous Communities, but are appropriate for all MHI/RMOMS teams, regardless of communities they work with. The lessons learned and information shared will support effective culturally sensitive engagement with all of your MCH populations.

To help us understand how many people to expect, please register for the sessions here. Please share with your MHI/RMOMS team members and partners as you see fit.

Session Details:

Session 1, Tuesday, May 3, 2:30-4:00 PM ET:  In this session, Kim Pevia will deliver an educational and experiential workshop that helps folx have a greater understanding of working in Indigenous Communities. Mindfulness Practices and Talking/Story Circle work will be woven throughout this time together. We will have time for QA and discussing relationality.

Session 2, Tuesday, May 10, 2:30-4:00 PM ET: In the second session, Kim Pevia will deliver an educational and experiential workshop that delves into the need for trauma sensitive work and offers some tools to help develop resiliency and resourcing for both the participants and those they serve. We will have time for QA and discussing relationality.

Workshop Leader:

Kim Pevia is an experienced life strategist, an engaging keynote speaker, and a skilled, experiential-styled, transformational workshop facilitator. Her company, K.A.P. Inner Prizes, specializes in identifying and addressing the issues that can keep us stuck by continually developing a personalized toolbox to help us hurdle over them.

Kim’s favorite work is done in circles. Her favorite topics include Emotional Intelligence, Gifts of Conflict, Impacts of Historical Trauma, Cultural Healing, and the Innocuous Nature of Fear, most of which she includes in Race, Equity and Inclusion work. Born and educated in Baltimore, MD she currently lives in Robeson County, NC where her roots run deep as a member of the Lumbee Tribe. She serves on many local, state and national boards that support community activism and the local economy through arts, food, culture and tourism. She was the President of the Board of Alternate ROOTS, an organization of activist artists in the South. She is a writer, and she is the founder of Artist Market-Pembroke, providing retail opportunities for local and regional artists in southeastern North Carolina. Her love of community and films led her to be the curator of the annual Lumbee Film Festival (along with Cucalorus Film Festival of Wilmington) and the monthly CommUnity Cinema (in partnership with Working Films).


May 10, 2022
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm