Thursday, 9 October 2008

Equality of God's Creation

Equality of God’s Creation

When God created the world, He divided everything equally among tribes and nations. God said to every human race, “This is your land, your water, your forest, your mountain, your food, your wealth and your power. I have given everybody their fair share of all my creation so that everyone will live in peace, prosperity and happiness. You will recognize your share because I gave them titles based on the language that I gave to each of you.” And so every tribe and nation got a place to stay, a territory and a homeland as a fair share from the creation of the Lord.

Then God gave every human race their share of faith, language, knowledge system, laws, economy, and weapons of security. God said, “This is your religion, your language, your knowledge system, your laws, your economy and weapons of security. The laws of nature that command and regulate all of my creation will guide your existence. All of you will secure peace, equality and justice. You shall recognize and respect the share I gave to you and to others as your way of respecting the will of my Creation.” So, the tribes and nations got their cultural identity and integrity in the heart of the creation of God. (From the Talaandig People of Bukidnon, Island of Mindanao, Philippines)

Talaandig Days Celebration

Oct 11- ritual sa suba alang sa paghinlo sa mga kasaypanan ug pagpadangat sa mga hangyo alang sa kalamboan didto sa mga espiito sa pusod sa dagat.

Oct 12- pangampu sa katilingban alang sa tibook tuig nga grasya ug pagpamayad sa kalapasan nga nahimo tibook tuig.

Oct 13 - sayuda o bayloanay sa mga impormasyon tali sa tribo ug mga partners sa goberno ug NGO

Oct 14 - pagsaulog sa mga kalamposan nga nakab-ot ug pagbukas sa food security booths.

UBAN KANAMO NIINING PANAHON SA PAGPASALAMAT KANG MAGBABAYA UG SA ESPIRITU SA KAHIUSA!!

Saturday, 17 May 2008

MAAYAD HA PAG-UMA!!

WELCOME TO THE TALAANDIG WEBSITE!
On this site we hope to share our culture, community events and programs.

Mothers for Peace

MOTHERS FOR PEACE
The Mothers for Peace has been created by Datu Migketay Victorino Saway after reflecting that mothers have a natural gift for settling conflicts in the family. He has gathered model mothers among the Talaandig women and had them dialogue with healers from the major tribes in Bukidnon on indigenous ways of conflict resolution. This group of Talaandig mothers have been facilitating conflict resolutions within the community and within tribal communities for three years now. It is lead by Bai Liza Saway and the model mothers in the community.

Anak ng Tribu

ANAK NG TRIBU
An organization of young artists and musicians started by Waway Saway. This is a group of performing artists who share original music and visual works with each other as they play on the orirignally created conical drums and flutes. The group also plays the original Talaandig musical instruments in a variety of styles. Young artists in the Philippines and Asia have learned from the Talaandig Anak ng Tribu in many ways.

The School For Living Tradition


In the midst of growing threat on our indigenous cultures brought about by the fast changes of a globalized world, Datu Migketay Victorino Saway started a School for Living Tradition. It is a space within the cultural center of the Talaandig community in Songko, Lantapan Bukidnon where children can play their own musical instruments specifically the big Talaandig tambol, sing their own songs, listen to the Talaandig stories and learn the Talaandig games and dances from Inay a Talaandig cultural master. In this haven for children, anyone is free to explore and experiment with sound and space. It is here where children build their foundation on the Talaandig story and self identity.
Everyone is invited to visit the School For Living Tradition of the Talaandig Cultural Center in Songko Lantapan Bukidnon where youth adult, youth and children learn from each other.