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NATIVE SPIRIT FESTIVAL 2012 : 12-19 October

 
Welcome to the 6th Native Spirit Festival of films, dance, music and creative activities by and for Indigenous people. The SOAS Native Spirit Society has a rich history within SOAS and although some core members have gone to further places we hope this year's Festival encourages many people to become new members of the foundation or society!
Through the arts, the festival promotes cultural exchange, self-respect, social and environmental awareness and aims to provide a platform for Indigenous voices.

 
 

There are an estimated 370 million Indigenous people around the world – many are important custodians and defenders of Mother Earth’s biodiversity and Ancestral Wisdom. From the Andes to Australia, this year’s festival takes us on a journey across Native landscapes and tells what it means to be Indigenous living with a planet dominated by industrialised, consumer societies. There are reminders that quantum physics theories discuss what Indigenous beliefs and cosmology have always known – everything that exists has life and energy. The messages and values are clear; individual responsibility, spirituality, respect, sharing, gratitude and mass unity.

“According to the cosmology of the Mayan people, the year 2012 is the beginning of a new era, a time of changes and the fl owering of cultures in which the indigenous people are being reborn,
and the indigenous culture is re-emerging. We are optimistic about the future, and believe in our spirituality; that it will keep us alive and strong and full of energy to continue with this struggle.
And this leads us towards a very clear future.” Mayan Elder

In addition, for the first time this year we run a FESTIVAL ART EXHIBITION! - Indigenous Cultures and Artists and supporters 14 and 15 October @ Hoxton Gallery http://www.hoxtongallery.com/

 


PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE FESTIVAL PROGRAMME ON OUR WEBSITE and participate in the growth of the understanding of the experiences of indigenous people as told through their own voices!

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, VOLUNTEERING, WEEKLY PASSES OR WORKSHOP BOOKINGS PLEASE EMAIL festival@nativespiritfoundation.org

FOR PRESS INQUIRIES PLEASE CALL 07412 233844
www.nativespiritfoundation

SOAS students can enter all the film events held at SOAS for free (bring your id!) although the suggested donation and/or a sign-up would bring support to continue the project of supporting indigenous communities.
 

 
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