We’re a Volunteer-run organisation looking to grow our small team. Dedicated people wamted to help Native Spirit Festival and Outreach events run smoothly – and above all else – provide a strong platform for Indigenous Voices.
Skills and experience in fundraising, marketing, social media, or general event organising welcomed. Please complete our VOLUNTEER FORM
Any questions? write to us firstname.lastname@example.org
SOAS Student Internships full and part-time available June-October.
Supporters of Native Spirit
SOAS STUDENT UNION
The SOAS Students’ Union is the official representative body of the students of SOAS – School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London http://soasunion.org/
Danza de las Tijeras – Scissors Dance. Traditional indigenous dance/martial art from Peru. www.jose-navarro.com
Taking its name from an Inca dagger, Tumi was founded in 1978 by Mo Fini promoting fair trade crafts and goods with Latin America. www.tumimusic.com
Based in London, XIQUIPILTZIN is knowledgeable about a vast array of topics including: cultural history of the people of the Americas, and changes brought about to the Americas with the European contact. He conducts a variety of the Mexica (Aztec) ceremonies. He also shares his knowledge of the pre-Hispanic cuisine. He brings a message of peace, cooperation, and unity of all people.
THE NEW INTERNATIONALIST
With over 30 years of publishing under its belt, and more than 75,000 subscribers worldwide, the New Internationalist is renowned for its radical, campaigning stance on a range of world issues. www.newint.org
Movimientos is an organisation dedicated to the promotion of Latin American culture in the UK and beyond; providing a platform for Latino artists living in the UK. It also works to provide a space for the organisations that promote awareness on issues relating to the continent . www.movimientos.org.uk
Formed in 1995, in the UK, Kausary has a repertoire of traditional Andean and contemporary Latin sounds. Styles typical of the Andean highlands, coastal lowlands, Amazon basin and forest, Cuban, Latin are all played with a depth of emotion unequalled. www.kausary.com
MANU CHAO & RADIO BEMBA
Manu Chao and his band Radio Bemba are internationally acclaimed musicians with recordings of popular Latin beats and political lyrics.
BLACKFIRE AND THE JONES BENALLY FAMILY
Traditional Navajo Indigenous music from the Dine Culture (North America) by the Jones Benally Family, and political punk rock, from the three youngest member making up the band Blackfire. www.blackfire.net
THE RAINFOREST FOUNDATION
The Rainforest Foundation is an international organisation that supports indigenous people and traditional populations of the world’s rainforests in their efforts to protect their environment and fulfil their rights. www.rainforestfoundationuk.org
Arkology, a London-based Rasta Farai collective of musicians, artists and singers plays English roots reggae urban dub. www.arkologyx.com
Rhythms, dance and melodies from the Caribbean coast of Colombia – rootsy mix of African, Indigenous Indian and European flavours. www.khantara.com
A new approach to Andean music combining traditional and modern instruments.