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Workshop on the Misak ‘Plan de Vida’

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Dervaig Village Hall

Dervaig

PA75 6QN

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The North-West Mull Community Woodland Company (NWMCWC) and LifeMosaic invite you to a workshop led by community leaders from the indigenous Misak people of Colombia. They will share their experience of the ‘Plan de Vida’ or Life Plan, a exceptional approach for communities to re-envision and take control of their futures. This workshop will provide an opportunity to learn from and reflect on the Misak experiences in the context of Mull’s history of clearances and loss, but also at a time when community ownership can bring economic, social and environmental benefits for Ulva, North West Mull, and beyond.

This event is free, with donations appreciated. Please book a space here so we can gauge numbers.

The Misak were displaced from their lands and almost disappeared as a people. Over the last 40 years they have reclaimed their territory, their culture and their futures against all odds. They did this by developing the ‘Plan de Vida’ or Life Plan, an exceptional approach for communities to re-envision and take control of their futures. Pioneered by the Misak in the 1980s, this approach has been adopted by hundreds of indigenous peoples and communities across South America and beyond.

• After being displaced from their land and almost disappearing as a people, how did the Misak reclaim their land and culture?

• 9 out of 10 Misak youth who seek work or study outside come back to live in the Misak territory. How have the Misak overcome the challenge of rural outmigration?

• The 26,000 Misak have developed self-governance. They run their healthcare including a traditional health clinic, a communications programme including a printing press, and an educational system from pre-school through to the Misak university. How have they achieved all this and what parallels can be drawn with the challenges facing rural areas in Scotland?

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