This workshop will present the perspective held by many indigenous tribes worldwide: we, as humans, are not above the natural world but rather an intricate part thereof. An examination of our sacred relationship with varying plant and animal species through both physical as well as metaphysical lenses will be offered.
If we listen, the natural world speaks. In many cultures around the world one's relationship with the natural world extends far beyond the physical. In some instances, both inanimate and animate objects are continually brought to life through song. In others, the plants and animals teach those who listen intently.
Suitable for: adults only
Duration: 60 minutes
Presenter: Inki Tāne
Inki Tāne is a well-traveled soul who has lived with indigenous peoples and apprenticed with local healers throughout the world: India, Thailand, Polynesia (including New Zealand), the United States, Ecuador, Peru and Gabon. Each culture experienced has provided him with a unique, yet universal perspective of the natural world. He has studied Indigenous Development at the University of Otago in the deep south of New Zealand.