International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

This day goes by the motto “Remember your origin”, as a reminder that somewhere in our memetic and genetic memory we all were indigenous people who lived by different rules than we do today, another sense of community and relationship to the ecosystem, and some members of our global community still do, as a matter of fact 476 million of them across 90 countries, 6,2% of humanity. Those are the guardians of a very rich diversity of culture, traditions, languages and ways of learning which once upon a time concerned as all and now mostly forgotten, as rooted in an enriching and special relationship with the land, thus developing a different understanding when it comes to development, based on a unique view of the world, with its priorities. 

Most of these communities and self-government and plenty had their autonomy recognised and protected by laws, and yet not all have reached that level of acknowledgement. 

Needless to say that the recent pandemic has brought to the light, and often worsened, the inequalities that exist within society and communities, as well as at global level, increasing the harm to those who already suffered poverty, poor healthcare and discrimination. To this end the UN calls for a new social contract to be created and enacted, to raise awareness and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population, and recognise their contribution and achievements to bring about improvements to the world. 

Rescogita is a startup that focuses on education through training, coaching, capacity building and consulting, grounded on the principles of ecopsychology, meaning in identifying practical solutions to affect the wellbeing of the individual, the community and the biosphere in a single approach. 

Published by Lorenzo Nava

Consultant, Trainer and Coach, on participatory learning processes, experiential learning dynamics, non formal education and NLP certified practitioner

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