Defending Mother Earth: Indigenous Elders Bring A Message of Hope to London
Public Conference with Indigenous Elders
Tuesday 26th October 2010, 7pm
School of Oriental and African Studies, London
A group of 8 indigenous elders will arrive in London on Tuesday the 26th October. They come to share an important message with the West. The group represents a variety of different indigenous communities: Maya, Kuna, Mapuche & Aymara, the eldest of them is 110 years old. They will be making this momentous journey to share their teachings and wisdom of the earth. They come to reaffirm the messages that it is time to re-connect with Mother Earth in order to overcome a global environmental disaster.
These elders come from “the cultures of the Earth” and they are motivated by a deep concern for the planet and its peoples. Their visit forms part of a much wider popular movement in which indigenous peoples are uniting in an effort to raise awareness of the devastating effects of managing the earth as a ‘natural resource’ instead of understanding our planet as a living entity. They want to express the urgent and immediate need for change.
Native Spirit Foundation in collaboration with SOAS Students Union invite you to share the wisdom of elders in a conference in the School of Oriental and African Studies.
The Native Spirit Foundation is an organisation funded and directed by indigenous peoples. It aims to bring people closer to the truths and realities of native peoples and to support indigenous education in their communities.
School of Oriental & African Studies
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG