Enneagram Minnesota's Land Acknowledgement Statement
Enneagram Minnesota is dedicated to sharing and building community around the Enneagram as a tool for self awareness. Understanding and acknowledging the history upon which our culture has been built is another tool of building community and self awareness.
We acknowledge that early non-native settlers colonized what would become the US Territories, lands originally stewarded by indigenous tribes. In Minnesota the original tribes and nations were, and still are, mostly Dakota and Annishinaabe. We condemn the tools of historical and contemporary colonization, including genocide and forced assimilation, undertaken in the name of white supremacy that created structures of injustice and inequity that continue to oppress and marginalize Indigenous and underrepresented peoples.
We acknowledge further that the land was developed on the backs of people of African descent for more than 400 years and of Latinx and Asian descent for more than 170 years forced into labor under slavery or work camps under atrocious and torturous conditions. Their brilliance, energy and very lives were taken on behalf of building this nation.
We celebrate the resilience and strength that all indigenous people and descendants of Africa, Asia and Latin America have shown in this country and worldwide. The purpose of this statement is to simply acknowledge this true history and foster space for healing.
Enneagram Minnesota's Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Statement
Enneagram Minnesota is committed to sharing the Enneagram with diverse and vibrant communities by caring for people of all gender identities and expressions, sexualities, ethnicities, races, cultures, abilities, documentation status and all ways that make us each unique. We welcome all people to participate and lead in our organization and strive to create conditions where all feel included, safe, and engaged in our programs. The Enneagram journey towards wellness and growth is only possible with a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion for all of our members. We believe that real healing cannot happen on an individual level alone, but that collective healing happens through the richness of diversity and is a crucial part of our growth, health and transformation.
Featured Enneagram Book:
"Know Justice, Know Peace: A Transformative Journey of Social Justice, Anti-Racism, and Healing through the Power of the Enneagram" by Dr. Deborah Threadgill Edgerton, Ph.D
Featured Enneagram Podcast:
"Do It For the Gram" by Milton Stewart- powerful teachings on the Enneagram, race and culture
BIPOC Enneagram teachers who offer classes and workshops for BIPOC students and awareness for white folks
Milton Stewart- an Enneagram facilitator, teacher, trainer, and career coach who works with individuals and organizations. Find him on the web at kaizencareers.com, and on Instagram @doitforthegrampodcast
Dr. Deborah Edgerton- offering anti-racism workshops and certifications for Enneagram professionals. Find her online at deborahedgerton.com.
Articles and Books
“My Grandmother’s Hands” by Resma Menakem
“Race: The Power of an Illusion”- a 3 part PBS documentary explaining race as a social construct (not biological), and the history of how various systems, policies and programs in the United States have created huge wealth and opportunity gaps between white folks and BIPOC folks.