Indigenous Celebration 2018 - Vision Statement
The Past is in Front of us
Reclaiming the voice of the indigenous people
UNITY : Bring indigenous and non-indigenous people together in a spirit of understanding, and unification, working together to make this event a huge success. Many friendships and connections will be made, which we hope will lead to positive changes in the future.
COLLABORATION : A bringing together of Indigenous artists from the rivers, villages, communities and cities of Indonesia to collaborate and learn from each other. To collaborate with indigenous people from other countries and share art, music and dance. The objective is to present some collaborative dances and music together on Sunday night at Arma.
SHARING : A sharing of knowledge, wisdom, skill, experience especially between the older and younger generation. Gratitude to the Arma Museum for sharing their space and land with us for these three days.
INSPIRATION : Inspiring the indigenous and non-indigenous youth to love and value their culture, and be proud of the essence of who they are. That the world values their culture and is interested to learn more and experience the artistic talents on display. To create a sense of pride in their heritage and ancient customs.
HONOUR : Honour and pay respects to mother earth, the sacred ground of Bali and the ancestors who continue to guide us. The dancing, music, storytelling will be in honour of those who have gone before us, and an honouring of the talents, gifts and abilities that those performing have been given.
CONNECT : Friendships will be formed, connections will be made. This event is a place and time to bring people together who care for the planet, the ancient cultures and the future and connect with the youth to help them incorporate a sustainable path forward.
CELEBRATION : This is a celebration of the indigenous people of the planet, expressed through music, dance, art and storytelling. A time to rejoice and appreciate the wisdom and beauty that they offer us. A time of joy and love as people come together to witness this in a spirit of collective consciousness that gives us all hope for the future and a reclaiming of the indigenous voice.