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Co-Learning Encounters With Indigenous Communities (Series)

A lecture series focussed on "Exploring Indigenous Cultures and Post-Colonial Orientation for Teaching, Learning and Nurturing Local Wisdom"


The lecture series below will feature  indigenous public intellectuals and researchers who have spent many years working  with indigenous communities. Join us in a learningful encounter with indigeneity and local wisdom.

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Details: When/Theme/Who

NOTE: Any changes that we may encounter will be announced here. We encourage those in the other ethno-cultural regions to contact us if you want to be part of this learning series. Must be an indigenous public intellectual or researcher. Thank you.


Saturday September 25 (COMPLETED/If you missed this, see our video here)

Theme: An Introduction to Religio-Cultural Methodology and Cultural Agriculture

Dr. Fr. Niphot Thienvihan, Pioneer-Founder-Director, Asian School of Wisdom, Chiang Mai, Thailand


Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 (COMPLETED/If you missed this lecture, see our video soon.)

Theme: Intergenerational Transmission of Ancestral Wisdom: Indigenous Ways & Kacharan Methods

Dr. Arlene Natocyad. Kacharan Tribe, Cordilleras, Northern Luzon, Philippines. Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Asian Social Institute (ASI), Philippines. Comprehensive Paper Here.


Saturday, November 6, 2021  (COMPLETED/ If you missed this lecture, see our video.)

Theme: Reflections On Indigenous Learning of Wisdom for Indigenous Peoples Education

Ms. Maria Lourie Victor, Kankanaey Tribe, Cordilleras, Northern Luzon, Philippines. Indigenous Education, Department of Education, Philippines.  

Saturday, November 27, 2021 

Theme: Ancestral Wisdom for Recreating Sacred Space of Karen Homeland

Dr. Sunthorn Womjomporn, Cosmic Anthropology, Asian Social Institute. Director of Karen Rice-Merit Network, Chiangmai, Thailand.


Saturday, January 29, 2022`

Theme: Relevance of Ancestral Wisdom for a Scientific Age

Ms. Anne Lasimbang, Director of PACOS TRUST & Dr. Felix Tonggul, Chairperson of the Board of Directors PACOS TRUST and Faculty of Geology, University of Sabah, East Malaysia,   


Saturday, February 26, 2022

Theme: Ancestral Wisdom of Bobilian for Sustainability of Life​

Dr. Benedict Topin. Director of Kadazandusun Association Sociocultural Heritage Unit, President of Sabah Native Affairs Council, and President of the Dayak International Justice Council, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Exploring Indigeneity:
5-Lecture Courses/Learning Journeys  (Series)

  • Womaneity, Shamaneity & Indigeneity (WSI). Co-ordinated and led by Prof. Dr. Jojo Fung SJ, Loyola School of Theology, Manila, Philippines. Proposed Date: December 2021/January 2022. Explores the relationship between the creative-generative identity and power of women as mothers and shamans who embody ancestral wisdom. They mediate the creative-generative power of the spirit world of Nature, the Ancestors and the Creators in the struggles of indigenous communities in and for their homeland. All main speakers will be women and shamans. (March 2022)
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