Plan Indigenous

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Plan Indigenous

Read Indigenous

To Mother the Earth, and to Father the Sky, to those who have gone before us, to those who have come before us and to those who have yet to be born, Indigenous peoples of the North and the South, are inextricably linked by sacred Cosmovison and Kincentric Ecologies – the waters, the soil, the fire, the sky, the seeds, homes and the mountains define Traditional Spiritual Jurisdiction, as citizens of a living Earth, as bearers of environmental ethics who honor interdependency. Environmental Ethics and Sustainability are gifts of Creator Indigenous peoples can offer to one another, to all animal, plant relations, to trees-the lungs, to oceans and waterways – the circulation, to the atmosphere-the breath of life.

Plan Indigenous: The Power of Indigenous Planning, Design, and Place

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Planners, designers, artists, and architects can restore, revitalize, reinvigorate, renovate, regenerate and revive their communities by creating active, collaborative, Indigenous art-making and place-making for community that enables Indigenous Planning and Design. Since time immemorial, Indigenous peoples have made what is now known as art, design, architecture, and place-making to support land, culture and community by planning and living sustainably. Planning, design, and place-making have always been interconnected with community in regards to the cultural, social, economic, and political aspects of the Indigenous Americas and particularly in the southwestern United States and northern central Mexico regional area since time immemorial.

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SUSTAINABLE

Plan Indigenous is a Co-creative Collaborative of Coahuiltecan /Raramuri/Apache people for more than 2 decades. We create and re-create symbology that unites our Indigenous peoples of the North and South. Our movement cultivates Indigenous creative expression at the center of concentric rings of relationship. In our approach to tribe, academics and profession, we underscore Indigenous priority as established protocol of centering our Earth relations with Earth praxis and models of sustainability.

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We as Indigenous peoples of the North and the South are inextricably linked by sacred ecologies: the sky, seeds, the waters and the mountains define our traditional spiritual jurisdiction. We are the citizens of a living Earth. We are bearers of environmental ethics and we honor interdependency. Environmental Ethics and Sustainability are gifts we as Indigenous peoples can offer to one another, to all our animal-plant relations, to trees – our lungs, to oceans and waterways – our circulation, to the atmosphere – our breath.

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Place-Making

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Indigenous is the Earth. The Earth Mother is our house and our household is our studio.

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PI+RI began as an Indigenous collaborative movement in 1996, in response to individualism, loss, suffering, and encroaching diaspora, to close the gap, resist, revitalize, reassert, reinvigorate, reformulate, renovate and remaining Indigenous. This PI+RI movement cultivates Indigenous creative expression at the center of concentric rings of relationship, in approach to tribe, academics and profession, by underscoring Indigenous priority as established protocol of centering Earth relations with Earth praxis and models of sustainability implementing strengths based approaches to ensure innovative processes and examples of living, being and doing in an urban Indigenous community (that includes a university), city, a region and beyond.

 

Mediated practices of cultural persistence enhance the revivification towards social continuity and transformation of self, peoples, and place. Like Apache Four Winds, planning is a first step in a series of actions. Planning is a precursor to design, design happens before making art and those three elements happen before architecture. With these four elements Indigenous place emerges. The Earth is our household and the household is our Earth. Ecology is the study of the Earth Household. It is the study of the relationship between the members of the Earth Household – plants animals and microorganisms and the natural environment. This is fundamentally an Indigenous framework/philosophy/thought process that has epistemological, pedagogical, and health implications from the human household’s four elements of life – the spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical. All earth cultures and creatures share this aspect of life. If humans care about the ancient past or the past, the present and the future, there is a responsibility to enable the built environment and all its vital sacred symbolic language as physical prayer for at a minimum, the sustainable community development of future generations.

The Indigenous arts (planning/design/place) can nurture an interdisciplinary approach that can be a holistic way to find life, through learned service, affirming traditional ethics and values. This can also be a way of generating a love for one’s people, culture, and place. Indigenous Planning, design, and place can generate a force of self-determination, individually, and collectively through creating and re-creating tangible symbolic language. Indigenous arts can be those tangible creativities that are reflecting beauty, critical thinking, agro-ecological and cosmological symbolic language and enriching healthy life ways that are sustainable, contemporary, and traditionally tribally conscious.

PI+RI began as an Indigenous collaborative movement in 1996, in response to individualism, loss, suffering, and encroaching diaspora, to close the gap, resist, revitalize, reassert, reinvigorate, reformulate, renovate and remaining Indigenous. This PI+RI movement cultivates Indigenous creative expression at the center of concentric rings of relationship, in approach to tribe, academics and profession, by underscoring Indigenous priority as established protocol of centering Earth relations with Earth praxis and models of sustainability implementing strengths based approaches to ensure innovative processes and examples of living, being and doing in an urban Indigenous community (that includes a university), city, a region and beyond.

Mediated practices of cultural persistence enhance the revivification towards social continuity and transformation of self, peoples, and place. Like Apache Four Winds, planning is a first step in a series of actions. Planning is a precursor to design, design happens before making art and those three elements happen before architecture. With these four elements Indigenous place emerges. The Earth is our household and the household is our Earth. Ecology is the study of the Earth Household. It is the study of the relationship between the members of the Earth Household – plants animals and microorganisms and the natural environment. This is fundamentally an Indigenous framework/philosophy/thought process that has epistemological, pedagogical, and health implications from the human household’s four elements of life – the spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical. All earth cultures and creatures share this aspect of life. If humans care about the ancient past or the past, the present and the future, there is a responsibility to enable the built environment and all its vital sacred symbolic language as physical prayer for at a minimum, the sustainable community development of future generations.

The Indigenous arts (planning/design/place) can nurture an interdisciplinary approach that can be a holistic way to find life, through learned service, affirming traditional ethics and values. This can also be a way of generating a love for one’s people, culture, and place. Indigenous Planning, design, and place can generate a force of self-determination, individually, and collectively through creating and re-creating tangible symbolic language. Indigenous arts can be those tangible creativities that are reflecting beauty, critical thinking, agro-ecological and cosmological symbolic language and enriching healthy life ways that are sustainable, contemporary, and traditionally tribally conscious.