Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Native Spirit Foundation
Native Spirit Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organisation, which promotes the knowledge and preservation of Indigenous Cultures and supports education in indigenous communities.
Native Spirit Foundation was founded and is directed by the Mapuche artist and filmmaker Freddy Treuquil. He is a longstanding and prominent member of the indigenous Mapuche community in Patagonia.
Native Spirit holds an annual Festival of Films, talks and performances celebrating indigenous culture, which takes place in London and Spain. During the year Native Spirit also organises events such as fundraisers, musical, art exhibition and film screenings, providing a platform to indigenous artists to showcase their work.
Native Spirit supports educational projects throughout Latin America, providing funding, technical and human resources for school in indigenous communities. We work within the concept of La Nueva Escuela (The New School), a proposal for autonomous education within indigenous communities based on an indigenous understanding of life