The IndigiCore Program Model
What is IndigiCore?
In the spirit of unified collaboration and other such earth-centered endeavors, the IndigiCore Program is a network of hope to inspire new ideas and actions taking place in the creation of a new way of living in harmony with the Earth, across all perceived borders. This education, permaculture, volunteer, and coordination program will weave the wisdom of indigenous leaders, professional innovators, passionate artists and creators, spirit healers, technology developers, creative educators, building and permaculture experts, and Water Protectors / Earth Stewards into one mission for Earth and community revitalization in each area we serve. IndigiCore projects are intrinsically connected to our SpiritQuest Program and its network of past and present participants and community members among many of the sacred sites of the world.
What Is Involved?
Each year, Tree of Light leads four or more different groups around the US and the world to different Indigenous tribes and sacred sites as a means of learning, understanding, and spiritual upliftment. Tree of Light has hosted many different types of gatherings and events around important awareness campaigns and educational topics over the years, such as a year long campaign for water awareness and education, a year long campaign for the Global White Lion Protection Trust, and food rescue for elders and families.
Who We Work With?
With this endeavor, our goal is to bring specific focus and awareness towards local indigenous organizations such as Native Wisdom Academy, Women's Mohawk singing group, Ancient Echoes, Center for Sacred studies, The Path, and the Eco-Preservation project, and to build cross disciplinary teams that operate around the globe to directly highlight and build systems that encourage local solutions to the alarming and concerning issues around water and land management, whole health and well-being, connection to family and community, creating equality and harmony through open spaces, art and education, and more.
The Four Themes
The key to returning our Earth and our humanity back to sustainable ways is in the teachings & values of our ancestors. The people who once lived in harmony with our Mother Earth hold the knowledge which we can merge with our modern world.
🌾 Preservation of Tradition
🪶 Wisdom Teachings
📕 Education through engagement
Extractive methods have dominated our global practices, leaving the planet and her organisms to suffer. Ecological destruction is rampant but fortunately there are regenerative practices, sustainable innovations, & appropriate technologies that can lead us to a thriving future.
🌍 State of Our Planet
♻️ Cutting-edge environmental technologies
🦁 13 Laws of Lionhearted Leadership
💧 Permaculture & Bioregional Management
What is it that is separating us in our local & global communities? In a modern world riddled by fear, greed, & patriarchal ideals, how can we heal ourselves and each other? We must begin by learning our deepest wounds and the social constructs that separate us, so that we can reunite together through our similarities & our common cause. We must reconnect with our identity as Human-Beings, first.
⚧ Native & Indigenous structure of Identity (Human before Nation)
♀ Feminine Identity & Healing
♂️ Masculine Identity & Healing
Our global monetary system is based on debt and inflation. Values that once built tribes and local communities are now commodified into privatized businesses. How can we release ourselves from this model? Decentralization and returning our value system away from greed and selfishness to a collective agenda will allow us to rise together as thriving communities. For the tribes of the past, the wealthiest man was the one who had the most to share & give away.
🌿 Economic Permaculture (not just in your garden)
➿ Bartering, Trading and New Values of Exchange
🚀 Accelerators & Creative Funding (moral & value based entrepreneurship)
♾ Indigenous Values of Community & Discussion making
Connecting the SpiritQuest Community
Through our annual SpiritQuest sacred voyages that our founders have worked on for the last seven years to inspire people and communities in conscious growth and expansion, we have enabled countless stewards that are exercising the spirit through ceremony and intentional group focus, and learning from the land, people, and tribes in communities that we have traveled to and built relationships with. Watch this short introduction video for more details on how our voyages work and connect the community together for expanding and refining the IndigiCore Program model.
The majority of IndigiCore volunteers and coordinators are previous participants on one or more of our SpiritQuest sacred voyages, and thus, serves as an excellent introduction to the principles and practices of what is involved with being an IndigiCore volunteer stationed in areas around the world where the local community in the network has begun to work together. IndigiCore volunteers and coordinators begin on a SpiritQuest before entering the IndigiCore Training Program.
Up to now it’s been hard to give back financially unless a project formed its own foundation. Now they don’t have to - the The Tree of Light Collective is a non-profit umbrella organization providing financial and legal infrastructure for Indigenous, environmental, and community projects for distributed collaboration. The IndigiCore Fund operates on transparency and collaboration as primary tenants in any endeavor that we participate in, and helps our donors see experiential report cards on how funds are used around the world across our Youth, Elder, Volunteer, and Education programs.
Supporting this program ensures that SpiritQuest participants around the world whom are ready to become an IndigiCore volunteer will get thorough training, accommodation, support, and education while engaging in meaningful and impactful projects.