Misak indigenous leaders come to Sabhal Mòr Ostaig (Gaelic College) Isle of Skye
Thurs 3rd May
Exchanging experiences on cultural revitalisation and the importance of mother tongue language and culture in community-led development.
This is an internal event for staff and students of Sabhal Mòr Ostaig (Gaelic College) Isle of Skye. During the event Misak leaders Jeremias Tunubala, Liliana Pechene Muelas and academics from Sabhal Mòr Ostaig will host a conversation to exchange knowledge and share information on cultural revitalisation and the importance of mother tongue language and culture in community-led development. This event is part of a tour of several events in Scotland during April and May 2018.
Sabhal Mòr Ostaig is a partner college of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) and is recognised as the National Centre for the Gaelic Language and Culture. At the heart of the College’s mission is the maintenance and revitalisation of the Gaelic language and culture and this is achieved through the excellence of its teaching and research and through economic development and cultural engagement. The College’s success in these fields is enhanced through co-operative links with the wider Gaelic community and by further developing the College’s international reach.
We’d appreciate your support to help make the tour happen. We’re looking to cover a short fall in funding through a crowdfunder - have a look here and contribute if you can!
Other events during the Plan de Vida Scotland tour include:
Tues 24th – Wed 25th April, Isle of Mull, with North-West Mull Community Woodland Company: A series of events to learn from and reflect on the Misak experiences in the context of Mull’s history of clearances and loss, but also at a time when community ownership can bring economic, social and environmental benefits for Ulva, North West Mull, and beyond.
Fri 27th– Sat 28th April, Isle of Eigg, with the Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust: Last year Eigg celebrated the 20th anniversary of their community buy-out. This visit will be an exchange sharing the experience of those 20 years, and the Misak experience of regaining their rights, culture and territory.
Wed 2nd May, Camuscross, Isle of Skye with Camuscross and Duisdale Initiative: A workshop on community-led development and an evening Ceilidh.
Thurs 3rd May - Sabhal Mòr Ostaig (Gaelic College), Isle of Skye: Exchanging experiences on cultural revitalisation and the importance of mother tongue language and culture in community-led development.
Fri 4th- Sun 7th May - An Tearman, Isle of Bute, with Centre for Human Ecology: a 3-day in depth residential workshop on Plan de Vida for practitioners and activists.
Tues 8th May, Edinburgh, with Mark Ruskell MSP: an evening at the Scottish Parliament about the Misak Plan de Vida, an exceptional indigenous approach to community visioning and planning.