In honor of our Indigenous guests, we will start the festival with a big guest panel opening to initiate our connection with the incredible mix of representatives from New Zealand Maori, Native Americans, Australian Aboriginals, Indonesian Dayaks and Papuan and of course the Asli of this beautiful island of Bali.
We want to engage in a conversation on that day to hear from indigenous people about traditions, their cultural practices, their preserved or endangered traditions to understand from their perspective why it is so important to CONNECT, RESPECT AND PROTECT them. We will open the conversation to the modern world’s angle to share perceptions on the use of modern technology, creating tools of preservation, holding gatherings and building platforms for efficient exposure that creates awareness.
Can we find the balance between the modern world’s need for hyper-efficiency and market world’s need for profit and the indigenous world’s real-time presence to consciousness that preserves the sacred connection in a slower and more mindful way? Will humanity survive if we don’t find the balance? Can we share together and find meeting points to work together towards sustainable solutions?
Indigenous people have ceremonies, ancestral teachings, cultural practices and strict rules for harvesting resources. Sometimes they pray and talk to the plants before collecting them, assuring them no harm will be come to the land and they will have the ability to continue life-cycles and regenerate. Plants are medicine, food, and materials for ceremonies and art. How they are used and collected become a codex or collection of traditions passed down through generations in song, dance, art and text. The use of the earth’s resources and elements are one with Iindigenous identity.
What happens when Indigenous lose or are removed from their land or when these plants are being or replaced by monoculture agriculture? Are their identities not threatened? What does it mean for them to be losing their identity? Is modern humanity’s identity also at risk?
Indigenous people’s traditions and instinctive way of often colliding with the modern world’s constant need for efficiency, profit, and scientific proof. We are all facing climate collapse and desertification. We need to work together. How can we find reconciliation?
Come join this very special offsite intimate gathering: LIMITED TICKETS
TICKET INCLUDES / DAY PROGRAM:
Day starts at 9am – offsite from Green School (venue tbc)
In the afternoon, you will split out into smaller groups and continue the day with hands-on activities. We will continue to connect with one another and with traditions: weaving, planting, cooking… all the options will be presented to you on that day. You will choose on the spot.
At approximately 4:00pm, we will all go back to Green School for the official opening ceremony of Sustainable Solutions.
Sustainable Solutions continues its journey into indigenous and local traditions, RESPECT.
On the second day, we will address sub themes, such as women, education, medicinal herbs, food and farming, as well as youth.
A full day of activities including workshops, talks, informal and formal gatherings, hands-on activities and documentary screenings followed by Q&A with directors and producers.
We invite you to engage with our Youth who has so much to share and to inspire.
With the utmost respect, we will hear, learn from and share with incredible guests coming from different parts of the world
Let’s listen to their voice, listen to who they are so we connect and respect the messages they carry.
Within Today’s theme: RESPECT, we will also address Sub themes, such as women, education, medicinal herbs, food and farming, youth.
Stay for special evening performances: a rich mix dance and music performed by our respectful indigenous guests and Green School students’ performances.
Joyful and powerful experience guaranteed.
EVENING PERFORMANCES PASS INCLUDES
Music and dance performances
Line up to be announced…
2 DAY PASS INCLUDES
Friday, May 3 – RESPECT
Full day of activities including Workshops, Talks, Informal and formal gatherings, Hands-on activities and Documentary screenings followed by Q&A with Directors and Producers.
We invite your to say for special evening performances: a rich mix dance and music performed by our respectful Indigenous Guests and Green School students’ own performances. Joyful and powerful experience guaranteed.
Saturday, May 4 – PROTECT
Afternoon: Indigenous Led Forum.
Closing circle at approximately 4:00pm
3 DAY PASS INCLUDES:
Thursday, May 2 – CONNECT
For lunch, Chef Charles Toto from Papua is preparing a succulent meal. As he presents us with food, he will tell us about his initiative: Papua Jungle Chef, a solution he offers for Papuan People to reconnect with what he calls “market without using money’’ that is the Papua Jungle.
At approximately 4:00pm, we will all go back to Green School for the official opening ceremony of Sustainable Solutions
Afternoon Indigenous Led Forum.
Closing circle at approximately 4:00pm
SATURDAY PASS INCLUDES
Saturday, May 4, 2019 – PROTECT
Activities including Workshops, Talks, informal and formal gatherings, hands-on activities and Documentary screenings followed by Q&A with Directors and Producers.
THURSDAY PASS INCLUDES
FRIDAY PASS INCLUDES
Sustainable Solutions continues its journey into Indigenous and Local traditions PROTECT
Another full day of activities including Workshops, Talks, informal and formal gatherings, hands-on activities and Documentary screenings followed by Q&A with Directors and Producers.
In the afternoon, Green School will humbly hold space for an Indigenous Led Forum.
For a few months prior to the event, Sustainable Solutions’ Indigenous Guests will have communicated with one another and organize the format, the themes and the issues THEY want to raise. THEY are inviting us to take part of their conversation. We are switching roles and let them tell us how we can participate in THEIR event, help with PROTECTING them..
It will be a very unique moment.
Don’t miss it.
We will gently close the day and the event with an authentic closing circle at approximately 4:00pm