Misak Indigenous Leaders Come to Camuscross, Isle of Skye

Camuscross and Duisdale Initiative Sleat peninsula in the South of the Isle of Skye - crofting townships of Camuscross, Cruard and Duisdale and includes Isle Ornsay.

Events open to all on 2nd May 2018, Camuscross, Isle of Skye

Camuscross & Duisdale Initiative and LifeMosaic invite you to a unique opportunity to meet with Misak indigenous leaders from Colombia, Jeremias Tunubalá Ullune, and Liliana Pechene Muelas. They will be visiting Camuscross, the Isle of Skye as they tour Scotland to share their experiences of long-term community visioning and planning, and learn about Scotland’s journey towards land reform and community empowerment.

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!


To attend any of these events, please register your interest here so we can gauge numbers.

Morning Wells Walk      10:30am-12:30pm

Join Camuscross culture bearers and elders, and indigenous Misak Leaders for a tour round the old wells of Camuscross village. This will start at An Lianag, the old village green in Camuscross.

Afternoon with the Misak Leaders    2pm-4.30pm     An Crùbh

An event with the Misak visitors on land use how the land is organised and looked after (including the crofting system), looking at common learning on creating a vision for community development looking at the Misak Plan de Vida story and a discussion about how groups in Skye work with their communities to develop shared vision and respond to community need.

Evening Ceilidh and Cultural Sharing     7pm-10pm     An Crùbh

Join us for a pot-luck international meal and informal ceilidh with music, stories and dancing, also at An Crùbh. There will be a bar and everyone is invited to bring a special dish from their home place for the meal.

These events in Camuscross are part of a wider tour where Misak leaders will meet with communities in Mull, Eigg, Skye, a residential training on Bute, and a final event at the Scottish Parliament.

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.

Thurs 3rd May - Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, 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.

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