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Indigenous People's Message To The World - Words & Music

Indigenouscoversmall_6In 1992 Marcos Terena, Articulator For Indigenous People's at The United Nations, organized a gathering that was to be the first time Indigenous Peoples from every continent would be in the same place. In the jungles of Brazil, just outside of Rio, a week before the First Earth Summit, The First World Conference of Indigenous People's took place.

Echoes of that seminal and ground breaking event continue to ring out. The event was closed to the public and non-indegenous peoples -- BetterListen! was called in to document on audio, the lectures and cultural music presentations.
The result is this award winning program produced by David Ison, endorsed by The United Nations, Starred Review in Publisher's Weekly,  is now available for the first time in digital format.
This project belongs in libraries, world music collections and is for anyone interested in human rights, sacred cultures and the preservation of the land and its first peoples.

-*Royalties from every sale go to help the cause of Indigenous Peoples.

Running Time:75 minutes.

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Indigenous Peoples Message To The World

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Available for the first time in digital format. The award winning, Indigenous Peoples Message To The World represents a collaboration of numerous organizations, individuals and indigenous peoples from around the globe. Here are some of the folks who helped to create this timeless and more relevant than ever audio program.

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Marcos Terena is the Professor of Traditional and Spiritual Knowledge of the Indigenous People and Coordinator of the International Indigenous Forum on Bio diversity.

Mr. Terena founded the United Indigenous Nations, the first indigenous movement in Brazil and was one of the coordinators of the indigenous rights in the Brazilian Constitution.

He coordinated the World Conference of the Indigenous People on Territory, Environment and Development, in an indigenous zone, the Kari-Oca Park, where the Earth Letter and the Kari-Oca Declaration was created in Rio in 1992...the event from which The Indigenous Peoples Message To The World was recorded.

Besides being the creator of Indian Voice, a radio programme, Mr. Terena has also commented about indigenous rights in various television programmes. He has written two books: The Indian Aviator and The Citizens of the Jungle.

Mr. Terena is the Articulator of the Indigenous Rights in the UN as well as the President of the Intertribal Committee (ITC) and the VIATAN, an Indigenous Information Center.

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"Tribal Link Foundation, Inc. is a communications network linking indigenous peoples to information, media, resources and relevant networks, with a
special focus on the United Nations system.
Tribal Link provides outreach to the public regarding indigenous peoples
and their issues, emphasizing the significance of the United Nations
Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.”

Tribal Link Foundation, Inc. was founded in 1993. The starting point of Tribal Link is that the world’s traditional peoples must survive. This can only happen with the help of the modern world, which is also the primary threat to their existence. Tribal Link matches the urgent needs of the world’s indigenous populations with the people and resources which can help them.

Tribal Link has been granted 501(c)(3) status,
and contributions to Tribal Link are tax deductible.

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LAND IS LIFE is a unique and effective indigenous-led organization that is at the forefront of the international struggle to promote and protect the rights of indigenous peoples.

Land is Life funds indigenous-led campaigns for change and offers strategic help to indigenous organizations. We also champion extraordinary individuals who can give voice to their struggle in their home countries and internationally.


The Indigenous Peoples Message To The World was produced by David Ison of Therasound, the masterful pioneer in the use of sound and healing.


Dance Without End music by Steve Gorn

Dance_without_end_2Storyteller Laura Simms and musician Steve Gorn in a collection featuring creation myths and tales about the origin of existence from Aztec, Inuit, Maori, Scandinavian, African and Native American cultures.

The performances of these thoughtful and heartfelt ancient and modern stories are a product of a longtime collaboration between Simms and Gorn and feature Gorn's world music orchestration.

Running Time:101 minutes.

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Women and Wild Animals Notes

Simmslrg_2 "Laura Simms heals us with her stories. Women and Wild Animals brings us back home where we can listen, where we can see, where we can remember." 

Terry Tempest Williams, author of REFUGE,  RED, and FINDING BEAUTY IN A BROKEN WORLD

"She is as good as our ancestors"  Maori elder,
Rotorua, 1983

'These stories are vibrant and rich with the human spirit and its relationship with all things in the universe and beyond." Simon Ortiz, author of THE PEOPLE SHALL CONTINUE