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The InterNātional Initiative for Transformative Collaboration (INITC)



A Sharing of experiences and insights from Oceti Sakowin Camp, Standing Rock, North Dakota.

To our relatives, allies and friends: join us for a 4-day Intercultural, Interfaith experience. A distinctive opportunity, looking deeper into and discussing the profound social, cultural, economic, legal and environmental issues reflecting the impacts to the health and well-being of our planet and the implications for our collective Nations (with continued insights and experiences as were experienced at Oceti Sakowin Camp and beyond).


We hope you can join us! Please RSVP

Thursday Mar 7 - Sunday Mar 10

Location: Cedar Canyon Camp and Retreat Center, 5130 Memorial Rd, Rapid City, SD 57702 (MAP)
Approximately 30 minutes from Rapid City Regional Airport, 1 mile from Rapid City

Where we do not charge for the retreat, accommodations or meals, should you wish to contribute to the retreat, all offerings will be gratefully received. The amounts shown are just covering all associated costs so that we work together to make it happen – we give that which our spirits and hearts allow us to give to support our activities.

Accommodation: 2-4 person bunk share w/private bath
Group share of 6-8 person bunk w/bath
(Cost per room: $64/night)

Meals: Br - Lunch - Dinner w/ vegetarian meals available per day $30

Camp conference expenses: $100 per person

Your total expenses -- food, bunk and camp expenses -- will be approximately $200-$300.

More info contact :

Johnnie This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 605 545 4545
Karen B This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Intentions and Considerations

Through our collective experience, cultural and educational exchange, presentations, workshops and discussion, this convening offers insight into a growing recognition for the need to define what it means to work together, with emphasis on the growing awareness of our understanding of where Earth Rights and Human Rights converge.

At this, our 8th collective convening, we offer exploration into the following intentions and considerations:

  • intentions / commitment we each bring to this Collaboration.
  • ways to practice and understand Cultural Safety.
  • processes for Decolonizing Conversations.
  • investigating intention for Transformative Collaboration.
  • Intercultural and interfaith guidance to achieve better Wellbeing practices in Collaborative Transformation.
  • A collaborative effort for an InterNātional Summit Inquiry in summer 2019.

No alcohol or illegal substances at the Gathering.

We ask all newer participants to please arrive for the Thursday evening introduction session in order to facilitate and maintain continuity for the weekend retreat.

Please RSVP reservations for place at the lodge to the provided link. There is limited space. Please describe yourself as individual or group booking. Tell us with whom you would be comfortable sharing or other cultural considerations for accommodation. Generally, men will be assigned spaces with men and women with women unless otherwise indicated.


How do we understand the relationships that we hold with each other and our environment through our intercultural and interfaith perspectives? How do these impact the ways that we might work together for social, environmental, cultural and economic equity?

Special Thursday Evening Mar 7 session (3 - 6PM)

An introduction to Transformative CollaborationWhat does it take to really work together? Introduction and continuation of the conversation and discovery process of what it means to be a Human Being and how we might work together for Cultural, Social and Environmental Equity.

Wellbeing and Transformative Collaboration – Identifying the components for Emotional, Mental, Physical and Spiritual Wellbeing within INITC efforts – Various intercultural and interfaith practices and presentations for helping to achieve better Wellbeing practices in Collaborative Transformation.

For more information and updates, registration and to confirm accommodation/meals or transportation needs to and from airport please RSVP here.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Photos witnessed by Wil Sterner