Koru International Network – 8th April Event

by Cath Bathe-Taylor ~ March 25th, 2010. Filed under: special events.

Koru International Network…….growing a movement for indigenous and intercultural development. Koru photo here

Talking Circle, Thursday 8th April 7.00 – 9.30pm, Garden Room, Grey Lynn Community Centre, 510 Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn, Auckland.

From endangered peoples to endangered worldviews: the place of indigenous being in restoring ecological health

Dr Lewis Williams, Chair, Koru International Network and Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health, University of Saskatchewan.

  • How and why is the recovery and re-visioning of indigenous being relevant to all peoples and the planet today?
  • What does the work of ecological alliance mean in a time of Post Colonial Trauma?
  • What are the dreams that you hold for ecological well-being?

This talking circle introduces the Koru International Network (K.I.N.) – a growing international movement for Indigenous and Intercultural Development – and begins to explore these critical questions. KIN is a social action initiative whose main aim is to ensure the mutual flourishing of human diversity and biodiversity through the revitalization of indigenous worldviews within all cultures. At a fundamental level our global ecological situation is a crisis of relationship and perception; the endangerment is beyond people, beyond species – it is epistemological (worldview). Drawing on her own journey and work with communities Lewis will:

  1. Discuss the current ecological situation including the opportunities and limitations of current approaches;
  2. Present research findings relevant to the current situation of recovering and re-visioning indigeneity within indigenous & non indigenous peoples and why this is relevant to planetary well-being;
  3. Present the key ideas of the network and open the talking circle for your own reflections on the work that is before us.

Want to know more about KIN? Find us at: http://www.korunetwork.com

Koha / Dhana accepted to assist in covering costs

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