“Let us embrace the societies and the peoples of the East and of the West and together build upon a new world of peace and respect towards one another”
Basilio Quispe, indigenous Aymara elder (speaking at the Native Spirit Festival 2010)
A delegation of indigenous elders, spiritual guides, and community leaders come to the UK this October to share their ancient teachings as part of the annual Native Spirit Festival, a platform for the voice of indigenous culture.
In previous years we have financed the visits independently, thanks to the generous support of many. So far this year we have fundraised more than half of the money needed to bring the delegation of indigenous elders.
With your support, we are committed to raise the remaining funds necessary to facilitate this years visit. Please take a moment to visit our crowd-funding page where you can donate whatever you feel you can contribute and/or help spread the word by sharing the message to your friends or putting it up on your website.
Since 2007, Native Spirit Festival has been celebrating indigenous culture with film screenings, workshops and performances taking place in various cities across the UK and Spain. The Native Spirit Festival is run by volunteers and provides a much needed space for inter-cultural dialogue between the indigenous world and modern western societies.
At the heart of these ancient cultures lies a wisdom that was once shared by all peoples. Against all odds, this wisdom has survived massacre and destruction and has been kept alive, passed from one generation to the next via the elder.
We have reached a turning point in the history of humanity and of the earth and it is indigenous people who are calling attention to the urgency of these changing times. They are asking for the world to listen to what they have to say. In this light, a delegation of indigenous spokespersons, representing communities from across the three Americas, have participated in the Native Spirit Festival for the previous three years, sharing their wisdom and knowledge of prophesy, nature and consciousness.
This year Native Spirit once again invites the public of the world to rediscover and remember together, a time beyond the history books.
Following the success of the encounters of previous years, Native Spirit Foundation with the support of SOAS Student’s Union (University of London) is coordinating the visit of a delegation of indigenous elders to come to Europe. They come representing different communities – some having had very little to do with the outside world – from North, Central and South America.
The activities with the elders are programmed to happen in London, Lewes and Avebury in the UK and Asturias in Spain, during the last two weeks of October 2011. This year’s delegation follows in the footsteps of last year’s hugely successful visit. Over two thousand people attended the different activities led by the elders, which were covered by main press such us BBC in the UK and Cadena EFE and Diario el Mundo in Spain.
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