Today we stretched our legs a little while and took a stroll to visit an Indigenous People’s community (IP) to learn more about their lives. We worked with our trainers/translators to hear how climate change was affecting them… crop seasons are shifting, hunting is more important, alternative livelihoods are being sought. And then we did some cross-cultural exchanges; we learned how to survive in the wild with just a machete and a piece of bamboo, we watched kids dance to the rhythm of bamboo sticks, and then we sang and danced for them as well!
I wish I could say I learned more about the IP, that I had the language and words today to sit and ask them about their lives, to share a little about mine, but I did not. Before I started writing this post, I turned to my friend Google for some background information on the tribe and discovered that there were only FOUR results: 3 scientific journal papers, 1 blog post from last year. So what I have to offer about the Magbukun Tribe, is that they were kind, curious, and welcoming, and the best way to show you that, I believe, is with photos:
Hope you enjoyed,