Freedom Lodge, a nonprofit leader in the field of intergenerational healing, believes that each of us has a role to play in the health of Tribal nations and Mother Earth, and that each of us has wisdom and a contribution to make through a deep remembering of who we are. For Freedom Lodge, this knowledge is held in our bodies as a walking library of our ancestors.
Developed by Dr. Ruby Gibson over decades of studying historical trauma and cultural healing among Indigenous peoples, Freedom Lodge provides healing services to all communities within the nine reservations of South Dakota and across the US, and provides education and training to a national network of Native professionals in how to use and/or teach their methods. Freedom Lodge shares their work at professional conferences, universities, hospitals, and in Tribal consultations, ceremonies, veteran gatherings, youth groups, and with K–12 schools.
“As the eighth generation approaches, it is time to look forward, to fully heal our wounds, to reclaim our heritage, and to mend the Sacred Hoop of Life. This we do to honor the next seven generations.”