Join Jon Cree around the fire on Sunday 5th April – an evening to share thoughts on:
“The Indigenous – Nature Connection and Ecological survival of homo sapiens and wildlife”
Music from Geoff Robb
This is a free event with a suggested donation of £5 – £10 towards the Namibia Project
We are in the sixth extinction…it’s official. Many would say that the geological epoch we are in is the ‘anthropocene’…this seems somewhat arrogant but it is without doubt that the human is having more impact on the planet and it’s life than any other ‘being’ since humans started to become ‘civilised’ and settled into their pattern of ‘ownership’.
This evening will explore what we can still learn from indigenous communities in probably the most important century since humans emerged from the African continent. Jon Cree, Worcestershire based ecological educator and director for the Forest School Association will be sharing fireside stories of his cultural exchange with the Ju/’Hoansi, one of the last groups of the African Kalahari San bushman and women.
This group includes the last 15 of the San ‘Master trackers’ and have a direct lineage to when humans became persistent hunters. Jon will be sharing thoughts on what he has learnt and ways of being, particularly the reading of land and wildlife, but also what a culture with no notion of ownership has to offer us in these critical times.
There will be a fire and spring refreshments, including some nibbles based on the Nambian Kalahari cuisine.
While the evening is free we are asking for donations towards this project…trying to preserve the earth’s oldest living culture.