EDUCATION

  
The Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN) have called their annual peace and anti-war gathering for 30th September-1st October 2016 in Alice Springs to expose the truth about Pine Gap and U.S. military activities in Australia.
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In the days following that Conference we invite tribal communities from across the country and internationally to share examples of best practice in all areas of independent community development. Workshops will be held under guidance from the Ritual Caretakers. Presentations will made to establish best practice in a range of areas which will become apparent as we move ahead.

We understand that this will require awareness of the many complexities of decolonization and the adaptation of cultural ways to the demands of our current situation. 

The focus of these workshops and forums will be the way forward for tribal and non-tribal children and grand-children on country.


Likely Areas of Action

- Return of the children
- Educating governmental agencies in respect for lore
- Sharing of Culture
- Legal Approaches, Courts, etc.
- Mining and land use issues
- Drug Abuse and exploitation
- Housing, sustainable living
- Models of two-way learning
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 The custodians will exercise discretion as to what is practised and delivered on the land, so you can rest assure of a safe space for the carrying out of any activities or discussions. This is all in keeping with respect for the lore and culture of the Arrernte and upholding protocol. These gatherings are about the two-way sharing of knowledge.


WHO WE ARE

  
We are  ‘kwertengwerle’ (ritual caretakers) of the central and eastern Arrernte.

We invite you to a cultural exchange on Arrernte lands.

We want to make the closing of the Pine Cap U.S. spy and drone base an act of healing and cultural co-creation.

To do this we are offering to host a number of healing camps which welcome, embrace and support the 2016 Alice Springs Peace Convergence   19 September - 3 October 2016.

Other camps and activities will happen at different times and in different places before and after the Peace Convergence. They will be themed on Healing, Permaculture, Learning, Arts and Action.

Aims of our Co-creation

To re-imagine the lore of land.

To de-colonise the law of the land.

To co-create an earth caring and peace loving culture, which both celebrates the ancient ways
and adapts the best of the rest.

To promote, apply and cultivate the healing arts in this time of epochal transition.

To reach out to the care takers from all lands to join us in bringing unity and healing to the Earth.

Expected Outcome
A garden of cultural delights planted amongst original and non-original peoples - a living example of what is possible for people wanting to live in peace, in harmony with the land, in accordance with the ancient ways and also with the new ways that changing conditions and technologies bring. 

  

Expression of Interest Form

  
Do please send in your ideas and skills!! 

But please do not hold any attachment to being a ‘missionary’ or ‘chosen one’– this is about positive co-creation and cultural exchange.
 We have a group of experienced practitioners dealing with enquiries and are keen to assist a meaningful dialogue in the times up to the camps.    

We are open to what you suggest, and worry not if you are new to this work and simply wish to get more involved.  Humility and space holding will be some of the most noble ways you can be involved....
  
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