Enter the name for this tabbed section: Panuluanan SLT Launch
iEmergence Philippines kicked the year off by launching the Panuluanan School of Living Traditions in Sitio Panaga, Barangay Colosas, Paquibato District, Davao City. Panluanan is the Ata word for “place of teaching.” Panuluanan leaders had been in conversation for a few months in 2012 and decided that it was time to share the vision of having a school of living traditions to the rest of their community. The launching, organized by Ata elders and youth, was well attended by indigenous and non-indigenous members of the community.
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Panuluanan Gathering
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Enter the name for this tabbed section: Osmosis: An Awakening
In 2012-2013 iEmergence Canada facilitated an inspired, fresh youth initiative called Osmosis: an Awakening. Over 3 events we saw Native youth and elders from reserve and urban communities come together to share stories about the best of their past and present, giving them the opportunity to hear others stories as well as to have their voice heard. These stories then lead into innovative discussions around a positive dream for the future of the next generations of Native youth and their communities. The discussions were focused on a positive vision for cross-cultural relations between Native and non-Native Canadians and how we could once again live well together in the land. The events were held in Edmonton, Alberta, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and Wetaskiwin, Alberta. We are looking forward to continued engagement with the youth and communities involved in these discussions as we dream together for a positive future in Canada.
Enter the name for this tabbed section: UP LIKAS Internship-Immersion
Community Development Training
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Panuluanan Planning
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Mish Camp and AI Training
This was our first ever year operating the Mishkeegogamang (Mish) First Nations Youth camp as a Co-Directed Team between two organizations: iEmergence and Speroway. Drawing on the strengths of this partnership we are excited about becoming a stronger resource for Destani Skunk, the Mish Youth Organizer, as she champions the cause and dreams of Mish’s young people.
Just this month of December our team returned to Mish to run leadership training with these youth, based on the envisioning process of Appreciative Inquiry. We were honored to be able to sit with Destani and her team, as well as the Grade 8 class from the Missabay School, and share with them the life changing ideas behind Asset Based Planning and Development and Appreciative Inquiry. Over a 2-day period we shared stories of life at it’s best and dreamed a positive future for what Mish could become as a community.
We look ahead to playing a small role in these fabulous young people regaining a firm foundation by drawing on their rich cultural history, to reclaim the best of the past so as to move into a stronger future. We are excited about what life-giving results partnerships and combined resources with organizations like My People International, iEmergence, Speroway, Better Futures, & Muskoka Woods may mean for the future of this community.
Enter the name for this tabbed section: AI Training Philippines
Asset Based Planning and Development Methodologies (ABPD) training has become one of the ways iEmergence uses to build capacity in people enabling them to envision a positive future for themselves and their communities. We were able to offer three such trainings this year. The first was hosted by the Alliance for Christian Development Agencies (ACDA) in Manila, Philippines. Here we saw three previous ABPD students present their final practicum report and become Certified ABPD trainers. The second training was held in Davao City, Philippines and was focused on bringing together community leaders from around the Philippines. The third was in Mishkeegogamang First Nation in Canada where Youth and the Youth Leadership Coordinators came together to share story and dream.
We have seen the power that this training has to refocus
the attention of development on positive forces that will allow people to move into their future in good ways, carrying with them those gifts and knowledge that their ancestors gave them. We look forward in the upcoming year to offering more of these trainings.
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Osmosis Sharing
Enter the name for this tabbed section: UP LIKAS Conference
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Mesa Gathering
Matt and his parents, Terry and Bev LeBlanc, were invited to attend the first Mesa Gathering in Pattaya, Thailand in October of this year. The gathering focused on bringing together evangelical leaders from around the globe to share their perspectives on where the church and mission is in their specific contexts. Matt and Terry shared from their experience on the Indigenous realities that they are seeing as they engage in different communities around the world. Out of this time came new insights and ideas into cross-cultural and integral mission as well as a commitment to each other as a global community following the Jesus Way.
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Enter the name for this tabbed section: Story Crafting
iEmergence continues to build its capacity to effectively engage with indigenous communities through a story crafting workshop attended by two of iEmergence’s staff. The story crafting workshop facilitated by Tribal Mission Foundation International Inc., worked towards the development of a missions awareness curriculum for oral learners. iEmergence staff was trained on how to access, retain, and pass on stories—a very important skill in preserving oral traditions in indigenous communities.
- Panuluanan SLT Launch
- Panuluanan Gathering
- Osmosis: An Awakening
- UP LIKAS Internship-Immersion
Community Development Training
- Panuluanan Planning
- Mish Camp and AI Training
- AI Training Philippines
- Osmosis Sharing
- UP LIKAS Conference
- Mesa Gathering
- Inspired Individuals
- Story Crafting
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