It is the time for living, regenerative and sustainable alternatives for shaping our society and economy. Therefore, we invited to a special encounter trip with four Kogi elders from the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Colombia to Switzerland, Germany and Austria from 31.8.22 to 25.9.22.
Our aim was to enter into dialogue in various expert exchanges and workshops and to combine their knowledge with ours - an exciting synthesis for approaches to thinking and acting for the world of tomorrow.
Despite colonialism and industrialisation, the indigenous Kogi (Kággaba) people have been preserving their living knowledge for maintaining the ecological, social and spiritual balance in the world for 4000 years. This makes them outstanding experts in shaping societies in a way that promotes life as well as the regeneration of ecosystems. The contact and exchange opened up new perspectives for us on how to tackle societal challenges.
Whether we are looking at issues such as education, regenerative agriculture and forestry, biodiversity, conflict resolution and decision-making, social organisation, health and medicine, looking outside our common views inspires active futures for the good of people and planet.
By travelling to us, Kogi elders (saka/mama) can share their deep knowledge from person to person. They want to work with us to preserve life on earth in all its diversity.
In order to be able to work powerfully in their self-image as guardians of the earth, it is essential for the Kogi to recover terretories and sacred places lost in the course of colonisation. With this trip, they raised funds for this cause.
Mama José Gabriel
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The journey laid the foundation for the establishment of an Academy for Aliveness. At its centre is the promotion of indigenous, original knowledge and its application in the modern world.
In the spirit of balance and regeneration, the proceeds of the events support the development of the Academy for Aliveness as well as the land buyback of the Kogi. Further donations are welcome and strengthen the vital unfolding of these projects.