Taking the Lead

Learn about how youth of color will take the lead at Catalyst Initiative’s upcoming Youth Cultural Healing Summit.

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Youth Cultural Healing Summit

Join us on October 17th as we dive in to explore integrative and culturally-specific healing strategies and practices for youth.

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Fostering Well Being

In April 2019, Irreducible Grace Foundation (IGF) youth brought their youth-led healing workshop to youth in the American Indian community. IGF workshops foster change, feature performances that speak truth and create space to heal from trauma.

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Healing from Trauma

In March 2019, we brought together community members from the Greater Twin Cities area for our 11th community exploration of Healing from Trauma: Tips and Techniques for Resilience. Read the report.

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The Catalyst Initiative

Catalyst honors and fosters culturally authentic self-care practices to advance health and well-being. We serve communities most in need, including people experiencing current and/or historical trauma, toxic stress, inequities, or lack of access to opportunities. Since 2014, Catalyst has helped communities realize their capacity to support health and well-being using mind-body approaches that are culturally meaningful.


How We Do It

Create the Conditions

We educate and inspire to foster an understanding of the benefits of self-care, trauma healing, and well-being.

Seed and Innovate

We boldly invest in promising practices in self-care and healing.

Scale and Shift Norms

We synthesize learnings and connect networks that embed culturally authentic healing practices in communities.

Shift Systems and Policy

We champion policies, practices, and investments that advance self-care as primary care.


Moananuiakea Film Screening

Friday, October 11, 2019
3:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Minneapolis Convention Center

You’re invited to attend a screening of Moananuiakea: One Ocean, One People, One Canoe, being shown as part of the National Indian Education Association’s national conference on October 11th. Immediately following the screening, filmmaker Naalehu Antony and one of the young women navigators-in-training from the voyage, Haunani Kane, will answer questions from the audience. RSVP by emailing rsvp@mplsfoundation.org.

Youth Cultural Healing Summit

Thursday, October 17, 2019
9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis

Join us as we lift up youth cultural healing leadership in Minnesota and dive in to explore integrative and culturally-specific healing strategies. The Youth Cultural Healing Summit is an all-day event centering community voices, emergent research and policy approaches to supporting individual and collective resilience for youth and those who serve them, hosted in the model of Intentional Social Interaction. This event is open to the community (all ages welcome). There is no charge to participate.

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RSVP by emailing elexis@marnitastable.org or calling (612) 928-7744.