Historically Indigenous communities connected globally via ceremonies, migrations, trade routes and sacred sites or nodes of interaction. Knowledge was shared and actions taken through relationships established in oral history and language.
For hundreds of years, colonial forces have isolated indigenous communities, fostered disparity, inequity and severed networks and connections. Fragmentation of sophisticated networks have isolated earth-based knowledge systems into metaphoric islands. Yet, in remote settings, vital knowledge is continuing to be recorded and passed down intergeneration-ally. These knowledge and network corridors must now be re-established.
Through our networking programs, we provide opportunities for ICPs and Elders to share their ideas and visions with others and take actions for their self-determination and expertise on a global scale deriving innovative approaches and solutions to environmental and social issues.
“Quote or testimonial to bring authenticity and a human sensorial experience to each page.” – Hale Makua, Hawaiian Elder