EDUCATING THE PUBLIC
The Red Road takes a three-pronged approach to raising awareness for Native communities. First, we celebrate the richness and diversity of indigenous cultures, traditions, and histories. Second, we educate the general public about Indigenous tribes and values. Third, we acknowledge the unique challenges First People face today and provide programs to help tribal citizens conquer these challenges today and in the future. We accomplish this through various means of interaction, speaking engagements and communication with people in neighboring communities.
The Red Road hosts various events throughout Tennessee that offer the opportunity to experience Native culture and history.
INTERACTIVE COMMUNITY DAY
The Red Road’s Family Fun Days offer a unique way to experience distinctively indigenous-based activities. Some family-friendly, interactive activities on-site may include archery, a BB gun shooting range, blow darts, tipi, dancing, and buffalo burgers.
The Red Road hosts interactive educational events addressing many of the realities of reservation life today, including the Cause and Effect of Native American Boarding Schools (also known as Indian Residential Schools). Attendees are asked to participate in these discussions.
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUPS
The Red Road hosts book discussion groups with conversations about recommended books. One such roundtable discussion we’ve hosted featured Neither Wolf, Nor Dog — a book illustrating the differences between Native versus non-Native perspectives on life — which included author Kent Nerburn.
ILLUMINATE SPIRITUAL GROWTH BY FIRST NATION PERSPECTIVE
The Red Road hosts workshop events highlighting the perspective in which all things have the “fingerprint” of God on them, because all things are made by the Creator.
A huge part of The Red Road’s awareness outreach program is speaking engagements. Featured topics include Native American Issues and Rights, The Celebration of Diversity, Created for a Purpose, Overcoming Odds, Breaking the Cycle of Death and Destruction, God in North America, How God Speaks Through Creation, and Native American Boarding Schools—The Unknown Killer of Tribal Culture.
Our past speeches have been given at colleges, camps, elementary schools, chapels, churches, unity days, horse shows, corporate events, and diversity events.
Our speakers include Charles Robinson, founder of The Red Road and a member of the Choctaw tribe and Siouxsan Robinson, the current president of The Red Road and member of the Blackfoot and Lakota tribes.
If you are interested in having Siouxsan or Charles from The Red Road speak or perform at your upcoming event, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.