Tey Bong S’lamat (Many Thanks) to the Kapwa Collective and Toronto / Canadian Community for your support in re-building the T’boli School of Living Traditions!
The T’boli Schools of Living Traditions aims to preserve the intangible heritage of indigenous peoples within the T’boli community to continue and transfer the skills and techniques of doing traditional arts & crafts from elders to youth. The mode of teaching is usually non-formal, oral and with practical demonstration.
At the request of the of the T’boli Schools of Living Traditions, the Punzaramba family was asked to share their knowledge on Western art techniques and materials. The SLT students and teachers used the materials freely to creatively explore.
“…it was refreshing to see such a large group of people create without fear or self judgement…” - Jen Maramba
Thanks to Canada Arts Council for assisting in our travels & cultural exchange. -Punzaramba Artist Family
Straight from the T’Boli community. A journey through Lake Sebu, South Cotabato. Meeting with Maria ‘Oyog’ Todi from SLT (Schools of Living Traditions) and giving the Punzaramba clan a taste of T’Boli culture. Oyog teaches the Punzaramba Clan T’Boli K’lintang along with her youngest daughter Maria Andrea “Andi” T. Wanan. The Punzaramba clan meet Bundos Fara, a T’boli brass castor and learn the T’boli way of brass casting using the lost wax process.
Thank you to Canada Arts Council for the assistance in our travels & cultural exchange. - Punzaramba Artist Family
Straight from the T’Boli community. A journey through Lake Sebu, South Cotabato. Meeting with Maria ‘Oyog’ Todi from SLT (Schools of Living Traditions) and giving the Punzaramba clan a taste of T’Boli culture. Oyog performs a T’Boli traditional dance with Ma Fil, a Hegelung (2-string lute) artist. We also learn from t’nalak (T’boli sacred cloth) weaver Barbara Ofung and her school of Dreamweavers. They teach the Punzaramba clan how to they make T’nalak and continue traditional plant dyeing for the abaca fibers.
Thank you to Canada Arts Council for the assistance in our travels & cultural exchange - Punzaramba Artist Family
come pineapple with us!
- Kapwa Collective
to our kapwa, kapatid, kababayan, kaibigan at kasinag worldwide:
please join the GLOBAL Day of Action on January 11 to demonstrate support for Chief Spence and the rising global Indigenous People’s Movement.
we invite you to share your expressions of solidarity - in your own way, in your own communities - so we can learn together in kapwa.
- Kapwa Collective
Strong Families engaged three cultural artists, Melanie Cervantes of Dignidad Rebelde, Favianna Rodriguez and Micah Bazant to help create this amazing art for their civic participation campaign. Check it out and share widely. Click this link for more: http://strongfamiliesmovement.org/vote-for-us
The great filmmaker, Alanis Obomsawin shares a story of Indigenous resistance.
Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance