The Mile High Psychedelic Education & Training Center (MHPETC) is a 501(c)3 that acknowledges that the state of Colorado resides on indigenous ancestral and occupied lands of the Apache nation, the Arapaho nation, the Cheyenne nation, Pueblo tribes, the Shoshone tribe, and the Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute) nation. Other Indian tribes whose territory sometimes extended into Colorado included: The Comanche tribe, the Kiowa (Kai -uh-wuh) tribe, and the Navajo tribe. In addition, there are currently two federally recognized Indian tribes in Colorado today: Southern Ute Tribe and Ute Mountain Ute Tribe.We acknowledge the ongoing relationships these Nations have with this land and urge non-Native people to educate themselves about this history and contemporary work of tribal sovereignty within these Nations and their uses of traditional medicines. Through this acknowledgment, we honor the Elders and their descendants of these Indigenous Nations to bring visibility to these long-silenced histories while working toward a more just and equitable future.We acknowledge that place matters as an ongoing movement by not forgetting the cultural, historical, medicinal, environmental, social, and political context of the land we are sitting on today as a focal point of the work and mission of The Mile High Psychedelic Education & Training Center when it comes to community education and psychedelic hard reduction.
What is the Mile High Psychedelic Education & Training Center?We are an organization dedicated to advancing education, research, and community building surrounding the responsible use of psychedelic substances. Through public events, online content, and educational materials, our goal is to make reliable information about psychedelics widely available in order to reduce harm and stigma. We believe community is medicine first and our trauma-informed approach is about meeting the needs of the community as psychedelics in our communities become more accessible. We recognize the power of psychedelics to promote personal healing, social justice, and ecological sustainability. We strive to support an inclusive community that is respectful of all individuals regardless of race, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, or religious beliefs.
We hope to achieve this in two parts,Building the capacity of psychedelic practitioners through culturally responsive technical assistance and consultation.Building awareness for communities seeking culturally appropriate psychedelic ceremony, setting, and integration support services.Our mission is to promote the responsible use of psychedelic substances through education, research, and community-building. We will achieve this by creating a safe space for meaningful dialogue that facilitates knowledge-sharing and wisdom-sharing. Our goal is to reduce harm and stigma surrounding psychedelics to better support individuals seeking healing and transformation.Our vision is to create an inclusive community that values the wisdom of psychedelics as a therapeutic tool. We will foster an environment of respect and support for those seeking help and guidance through these powerful substances. We strive to be an invaluable resource for our community, helping individuals access education, research, and support necessary for safe and meaningful psychedelic experiences.We strive to live in harmony with nature, honor our Indigenous cultures and traditional practices and be mindful of the risks associated with psychedelic use without appropriating or perpetuating colonial harm. We believe that creating a safe environment for sharing stories can raise awareness and reduce the stigma surrounding psychedelics. The Mile High Psychedelic Education & Training Center seeks to create a world where psychedelics are honored as sacred tools of healing, growth, and transformation.
Our ultimate goal is to be an integral and supportive part of the local psychedelic medicine space.Together we can use the power of community outreach, trauma-informed practices, integration, and psychedelic best practices to build healthier communities.Stay tuned as our foundation is formed, open to all community members and organizations interested in coming into the right relationship to the history of this land and psychedelic harm reduction.For more information, contact us at email@example.com