French Surrealist Artist – The Changing Planet

My recent contribution to Environmental Justice – Transition Studies

 

https://environmentaljusticetv.wordpress.com/

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WATER IS LIFE!

WATER IS LIFE: The Creative Arts and Climate Change

The Creative Arts are providing information to people about climate change and water issues. I provide a sample of sites showing how artists, filmmakers, activists and the United Nations COP 21 and COP 22 are addressing these issues.

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2016/jun/06/louvre-closure-flooding-paris-climate-change

ALERTED BY FILM!

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/oct/14/before-the-flood-leonardo-dicaprio-hopes-his-new-film-will-inspire-climate-action

ALERTED BY PAINTING!

Bangladesh:

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2009/oct/16/jamie-hewlett-flooding-global-warming-bangladesh

Rivers in Manila, Philippines:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36394985

ALERTED BY PEOPLE PROTECTING THE WATER!

Disputes arising from the North Dakota Pipeline have caused indigenous people to speak out in protection of their lands and water:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dakota_Access_Pipeline

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/dakota-pipeline-protests/dakota-access-pipeline-what-s-behind-protests-n676801

https://www.facebook.com/bbcnews/videos/10153884344402217

Water disputes in my home province and country, Alberta, Canada

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/first-nations-alberta-seek-compromise-on-water-rights/article32466338/

WHAT METHODS ARE BEING USED FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION?:

Government and local community planning; International Organizations; the Courts;  Arbitration; Mediation; Collaboration, Activist protests or …?

I BELIEVE THE CREATIVE ARTS PLAY A VALUABLE ROLE IN BRINGING AWARENESS TO DISPUTES AND METHODS BEING USED TO RESOLVE THESE DISPUTES.  THESE  ARE ISSUES THAT AFFECT EACH OF US.

http://www.cop22-morocco.com/

http://mediatorsbeyondborders.org/

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01944368508976423?journalCode=rjpa20

http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/(ASCE)LA.1943-4170.0000028

CLEAN WATER IS A CLIMATE CHANGE ISSUE AND IT IS OUR ISSUE.

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY FROM SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL ALBERTA, CANADA

 

PHOTOGRAPHS OF BARRY PHIPPS, CALGARY, ALBERTA

THANKS BARRY

 

VIEW FROM RED ROCK ROAD, WATERTON LAKE NATIONAL PARK, AB.

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SUNRISE, WATERTON LAKE NATIONAL PARK, AB

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ELK, WATERTON NATIONAL PARK, AB

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HORNED OWL

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NORTHERN HARRIER HAWK, NEAR CAMROSE, AB.

 

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YELLOW RUMPED WARBLER, CARBURN PARK, CALGARY

 

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HARRIER HAWK, HUNTING, NEAR CARBON, ALBERTA

 

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KESTREL, NEAR GULL LAKE, AB

 

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MERGANSER

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ELEVATORS AND TOWN OF NANTON, ALBERTA

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INDIGENOUS ART AND CLIMATE CHANGE

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THE COP21 AGREEMENT of December 12, 2015

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change:

Recognize that climate change represents an urgent and potentially irreversible threat to human societies and the planet and thus requires the widest possible cooperation by all countries, and their participation in an effective and appropriate international response, with a view to accelerating the reduction of global greenhouse gas emissions;

Acknowledge that climate change is a common concern of human kind, Parties should, when taking action to address climate change, respect, promote and consider their respective obligations on human rights, the right to health, the rights of indigenous peoples, local communities, migrants, children, persons with disabilities and people in vulnerable situations and the right to development, as well as gender equality, empowerment of women and intergenerational equity;

Agree to uphold and promote regional and international cooperation in order to mobilize stronger and more ambitious climate action by all parties and non-party stakeholders, including civil society, the private sector, financial institutions, cities and other sub national authorities, local communities and indigenous peoples.

Indigenous Art and Culture

It is clear that indigenous art is providing a message about Climate Change:

http://grist.org/climate-energy/check-out-these-9-climate-art-projects-that-are-wowing-people-in-paris/

http://www.indigenousclimate.org/

I have gathered information on line to show that the indigenous art community is providing an international message for climate change. I provide links to illustrate some of the projects focusing on indigenous people and their cultures.

http://crossart.com.au/archive/197-jadagen-warnkan-barnden-changing-climate-in-gija-country

http://www.eucentre.unimelb.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/art-climate-change-roundtable.pdf

The Art of Climate Change Action by Amir Bagheri

http://glacierhub.org/2016/06/08/indigenous-art-promotes-resilience-in-the-face-of-climate-change/

http://cargocollective.com/climatechangestoriesforsocialjustice/Sami-Reindeer-Herders-Scandinavia-Norway-Finland-Sweden-Russia

IN MY HOME COUNTRY, CANADA, the Canadian Art journal provided:

http://canadianart.ca/reviews/sakahan-international-indigenous-art/

I share work of indigenous artists and First Nations communities who have taken a special interest in sharing the teachings of indigenous people.

http://reusingoldgraves.weebly.com/alice-pelot/dont-spend-it-all-in-one-space-unless-its-at-the-ago-to-make-a-grouping-of-things-not-related-to-the-clim

I share the story of First Nations artist, Duane Linklater

http://www.woablog.com/2016/09/alumni-horizon-award-recipient-a-voice-of-his-generation/

I share creative art in the form of Text, Film and Storytelling:

Turtle Lodge in Manitoba, Canada and The Great Binding Law

The Great Binding Law was presented by Anishinabe, Nehetho (Cree) and Dakota Knowledge Keepers  from their place of strength, the Turtle Lodge, in response to the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs’ request for them to offer guidance and leadership in response to the National Energy Board’s request for input on possible pipelines entering their territory.

Great Binding Law to be raised with the lifting of the Totem Pole at Turtle Lodge: September 6, 2016

STRENGTHENING THE SPIRIT OF NATIONHOOD THROUGH MIDE ANIICINABE AKIING (KIND-HEARTED PEOPLE OF THE LAND) GATHERINGS

On October 17 and 18, 2016, Elder and Youth representatives from many First Nation communities met at the Turtle Lodge to discuss how to strengthen nationhood at the Strengthening the Spirit of Nationhood Gathering. Communities came together over the issue of protecting and bringing out leadership protocols for the sacred site of Manitou Api.

They decided to build the spirit of unity and nationhood by initiating monthly gatherings to share teachings, hosted by a different community each time, around each new moon, in their local lodges and community centers.

With the help of Knowledge Holders, who shared the very old language, the communities named this process Mide Aniicinabe Akiing (pronounced Mi-day Anee-ci-na-bay A-keeng), which means “Kind-Hearted People of the Land”.

Recent advice: The Earth is Changing and So Must We.

http://www.turtlelodge.org/2016/10/onjisay-aki-the-earth-is-changing-and-so-must-we-2/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gzv383Q65OY

ARE WE LISTENING TO THE MESSAGES OF COP21 AND THE VOICES OF THE INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES?

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/first-nations-alberta-seek-compromise-on-water-rights/article32466338/

 

 

Turtle Lodge Raises Totem

Great Binding Law to be raised with the lifting of the Totem Pole at Turtle Lodge: September 6, 2016

 

Turtle Lodge has raised a totem to show its effort to care for the Earth and has written the Great Binding Law to help guide citizens to respect the earth.

 

La Poesia de Bella

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” Aullaremos a la luna otra vez
cuando sea lo único que brille
que nos guarde y nos cuide
atacaremos al destino otra vez
para que nos junte
para que permita que nos mordamos otra vez
para que nos aloje en el centro de la constelación que habita en tus ojos
a la izquierda del faro en medio de un amanecer
mantendremos una manada de dos otra vez
cuando nuestros caminos se crucen
y tu estés ardiendo
y yo tenga ganas de incendiar el cielo
aullaremos a la luna otra vez
entre roces y contacto
entre conexiones celestiales e infiernos congelados
alimentaremos nuestros demonios otra vez
nos convertiremos en cánidos lamiendo nuestras mutuas heridas
a finales de invierno, a principio de primavera
dejaremos huella en el universo
como nunca antes lo hemos hecho
mientras aullamos
mientras le aullamos a la luna otra vez. ”

YOUTH TRAINING PROGRAM – THE HAGUE

HOLLAND WAS FANTASTIC AND THE YOUTH TRAINIG PROGRAM WAS A GREAT SUCCESS

A report on my recent attendance at the Youth Training Course offered by the Erasmus + Program and platform Spartak.
A well organized and inter-active ten day program for young people interested and involved in mediation. Trainers,Virginia and Megan provided an excellent overview of mediation principles and provided opportunities for participants to engage in mediation activities and simulations.

I was able to share with participants my background in mediation and organization of mediation for companies and organizations in North America and in Europe. Information from the World Mediation Organization was provided to participants.

Evening events such as presentations by participants of materials from their home European country and indoor and outdoor activities made the event enjoyable.June 15, 2016

Spain.

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Rumania

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Portugal
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Italy

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Bulgaria

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Food,Fun and Learning

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Holland Mediation Training 101

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