"In the Circle of Creation": A glance into the culture of the American native people and a convention to spread the educational principles of Earth Charter – Italy

During the Italian week for the celebration of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, Cogeme Onlus Foundation, Earth Charter Affiliate in Italy, is organizing an international event to be held on November 10th, in Castegnato, Brescia titled “In the circle of creation. Education and wisdom of native people”, a space to know more about the American native people and for the disemination of the Earth Charter as an educational tool.


Among many speakers, it has to be highlightened the presence of Manitonquat, the spiritual guide of Wampanoag Tribe, who will bring useful remarks on the deep and holy relationship which bound men to nature according to the culture of the American native people. His teaching will give rise to helpful hints which can represent the starting point for the application of the Earth Charter’s principles.


The convention organized by Cogeme Onlus Foundation in collaboration whit Castegnato Municipality, is supported by the Province of Brescia and Lombardia Region as well as by Università Cattolica S. Cuore and Italian Ministry of the Environment. On an international level, the Foundation has obtained the patronage of UNESCO (Paris) and of Green Cross International.


Cogeme Onlus Foundation was born from the service company Cogeme spa in Rovato (Brescia) and is deeply involved in natural environment, thanks to the promotion of projects, research and events about education on sustainable development.


Written by: Elisabetta Dalto