Mindahi Bastida Muñoz: Listening to the Earth’s Original Caretakers

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The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art

150 Central Avenue

St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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St. Petersburg celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day by Reconnecting Human+Nature

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Our native elders have long recognized the impact of what happens to a culture when we separate ourselves from the natural world; harmony and balance go missing.

Now that Mayor Kriseman and the City Council have proclaimed St Petersburg a City of Compassion and a City of Peace; how do we heal the pains of our past to restore mutual understanding and respect as we move forward, both with each other and with Mother Earth?

Mindahi Bastida Muñoz, Director of the Original Caretakers Program at the Center for Earth Ethics, joins us for an OPEN Conversation about the wisdom of traditional Native people philosophies, the Doctrine of Discovery, Indigenous People’s Rights, and what we can learn about sustainability from the people who embrace it as a way of life.

Bastida Muñoz is also the President of the Mexico Council of Sustainable Development, a member of the Steering Committee of the Indigenous Peoples’ Biocultural Climate Change Assessment Initiative (www.ipcca.info), General Coordinator of the Otomi-Toltec Regional Council in Mexico, a caretaker of the philosophy and traditions of the Otomi-Toltec peoples, and has been an Otomi-Toltec Ritual Ceremony Officer since 1988.

Born in Tultepec, Mexico, he holds a Doctorate of Rural Development from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana – Mexico. He has written on the relationship between the State and Indigenous Peoples, intercultural education, collective intellectual property rights and associated traditional knowledge, among other topics.

Across the world, he works to restore, uphold and defend Indigenous rights and traditions. Serving as a spiritual elder, Mindahi Muñoz shares stories to inspire, educate, heal and take responsibility for restoring life’s balance for the sake of our common future.

Join us in celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Monday, October 14th, as our distinguished guest, Mindahi Bastida Muñoz, shares the wisdom of our forgotten history and helps to re-ground us (literally and figuratively) in the importance of reconnecting humans to nature.

Monday, October 14 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, OPEN Conversation with Mindahi Bastida Muñoz at The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art

Free and Open to the Public.

Space is limited, so please RSVP to reserve your seat!

This OPEN Conversation is brought to you in partnership with:

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St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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