Our People

Our people are global, conscious, aware, and doing something great or small - that makes a difference to quality of life.

 

We feature individuals here on a regular rotational basis.

Our People Update - Conscious Flow Tibetans in Exile

Ven Bagdro - Social Justice Survival

Author of 'Hell on Earth' Autobiography, genocide survivor Bagdro speaks for postive change and advocacy

01/07/2011 19:40
On April 18th 1998 Ven Bagdro, a former monk of Ganden monastery in Tibet was arrested by Chinese police.  He was sentenced to a three year sentence in prison for allegedly leading a demonstration on March 5th, where one policeman was killed.  Bagdro had encountered the dead soldier lying...

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In 2002 - the year of the Goddess Returning in unity - Chief Arvol facilitated World Peace and Prayer Day in South Africa hosted by Ela Gandhi at the Temple of the Mother Returning

Our People

Perspectives of Conscious Awareness from Blue Print Cultures

19/03/2011 17:40
In 1997 Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Spritual Leader of the Native American Sioux Nations founded 'World Peace and Prayer Day' after receiving signs passed down through generations that humans were about to enter a period of great disharmony and increasing natural disasters affecting Earth, humans...

Topic: Our People

Date: 02/07/2011

By: Montse Rius

Subject: Indigenous cultures survival

Maybe the destruction of indigenous cultures could be reversed by taking a different approach. Maybe. What about making excellent marketing about decorating our houses with other types of materials, instead of tekka wood, for example? Only one example. What about persuading first world societies -again- about only eating soja products from areas which are perfectly well acknowledged for not being deforested for this - or for other- economic reasons?
Then, people would also know how important such areas are for the indigenous cultures that live in them.
It is an indirect way of approaching this reality, of course. However, if we seem not to we capable of caring about indigenous societies by themselves -which we, in general, don't seem to be, so far at least- maybe we could get more concerned about them by approaching them as something that, somehow, involves us too.
Well, only a humble idea.

Date: 19/03/2011

By: Vivienne Tobassa

Subject: The Debate for Indigenous Human Rights

Our societies of the world cannot give back what we have destroyed and taken from our unique world tribal leaders of Indigenous cultures. Some reside within sovereign nations, some within territories and some once or still hold UN recognition of right to self determination. Only those with recognized sovereignty can sit and vote on at the General Assembly? We have a cultural forum available for these people multi-national corporations and other representatives - but is this downgrading the value and importance of the ancient cultures humans are now seeking the knowledge of - for our own very survival? Whether it is leaders such as the Dalai Lama in exile or specific Native American Leaders such as Chief Arvol Looking Horse - these people have a profound impact, interaction and influence on contemporary society. Yet there seems little place for that respect and knowledge to be carried through into our global governance and international justice system. Do you have any thoughts on the plight of Indigenous communities with regard to the deficit of sacred feminine or Mother Earth knowledge in patriarchal systemic governance?

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Do you think the Indigenous People of our world should be given a greater public and political voice and profile? We believe these knowledge keepers have a unique right to indivudal recognition in UN poltical governance.

Yes I think Indigenous People have a right to be recognized and support a seat in the UN General Assembly for rotational international Indigenous representation (13)
62%

No I do not think that we should recognize Indignous people as having any unique value or heritage contribution that gives a right to elevation in politics and media (8)
38%

Total votes: 21