LifeMosaic is delighted to announce a unique land reform and community empowerment tour of Scotland with Misak indigenous leaders Jeremias Tunubala and Liliana Pechene from the Colombian Cauca.
The Misak leaders will share their experiences of the ‘Plan de Vida’ or Life Plan, and learn about Scotland’s own journey towards land reform and community empowerment.
The Misak were displaced from their lands and almost disappeared as a people. Over the last 40 years they have reclaimed their territory, their culture and their futures against all odds. They did this by developing the Plan de Vida, an exceptional approach for communities to re-envision and take control of their futures. Pioneered by the Misak in the 1980s, this approach has been adopted by hundreds of indigenous peoples and communities across South America and beyond.
The events will offer valuable insights on rebuilding community, reclaiming cultural identity, and collective visioning, and an opportunity to reflect on the synergies between the Misak’s indigenous approach and Scotland’s growing community empowerment and land rights movements.
How you can help
This tour has been made possible by donations of venues and ferry costs, discounted minibus hire, and by the time and efforts of many volunteers, as well as with a small grant. Despite this support, the cost of bringing Liliana and Jeremias from Colombia are high, and we are still facing a shortfall of £2000 to cover transport costs, food, and accommodation.
We are asking for your help to close this shortfall. This crowdfunder will stay open throughout the duration of the tour.
Who we are
This tour is being organised by LifeMosaic, a Scottish-based charity that works with indigenous peoples around the world to help build the capacity of communities and movements to protect their rights, cultures and territories. LifeMosaic is co-organising the tour with the Cabildo Misak (Misak leadership) and Scottish community organisations, educational institutions, and the Scottish Parliament.
Other ways you can help
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