Pagtatapo CFBS Conference 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS and PRESENTATIONS

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MAKASAYSAYANG PAGTATAGPO (HISTORIC ENCOUNTER):

FILIPINOS AND INDIGENOUS TURTLE ISLANDERS REVITALIZING ANCESTRAL TRADITIONS TOGETHER

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2016 THIRD INTERNATIONAL BABAYLAN CONFERENCE

ORGANIZED BY KATHARA SOCIETY AND THE CENTER FOR BABAYLAN STUDIES

SEPTEMBER 23-25, 2016

YMCA CAMP ELPHINSTONE

SUNSHINE COAST, BRITISH COLUMBIA

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 The Third International Babaylan Conference invites you to submit a proposal for presentation that addresses our conference theme. Your proposal can be in the form of a 60-minute workshop (creative/interactive), a 15-20 minute academic paper presentation, or a 15-20 minute storytelling/personal narrative.  Please address either one of the following themes or the intersections between the themes:

  • From Immigrant to Settler Identities:

Filipinos in the diaspora in Canada and USA whose sense of identity has evolved from immigrant to settler as a result of having grappled with the question: “what happens when you realize that you are living in a land that was stolen from indigenous peoples?”  We invite you to tell us your story of how you have wrestled with this question in your academic work, healing practice, or creative work. What does connecting to the Land mean when you live in the diaspora?

  • Filipinos of Mixed Aboriginal/Native/First Nations/Indipino ancestry

Our long history of encounters between Filipinos and indigenous peoples have resulted in many individuals who identify, for example, as Filipino-Pomo, Filipino and Inuit, Filipino and Hawaiian, Filipino and Metis, and so on.  Can we create bridges between cultures through the reclamation and re-imagination of our indigenous inheritance from the Philippines? Tell us your family story of healing and connecting to both sides of your heritage. What ceremonies and stories of honoring your roots are passed on in the family?  

  • Connective Tissues: Art, Ritual, Creative Expressions, and Practices

What is the role of the Arts in the healing of intergenerational historical trauma? What is the role of Storytelling, Myths, Dreams, Ceremonies and Rituals, Indigenous Spirituality in creating Sacred Wholeness? How does connection to Place, Nature, History and Community deepen our indigenous identities? How would all of the above revitalize our ancestral traditions within our communities? How do we fortify our legacies to the youth?  How do we build bridges across international waters as we honor our roots?

HOW TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL:

Please submit a 250-500 word abstract or description of your proposed presentation by APRIL 1, 2016.

The Program Committee will review all submissions and accepted proposals will be notified by MAY 15, 2016.

Please send your proposals via email to: cfbs2016conference@babaylan.net

All presenters must register for the conference. Details to be announced soon.

We look forward to hearing from you and hope that you will join us in Vancouver, Canada in September 23-25, 2016!!