About

Sinchi is a non-profit which promotes human rights and the preservation of indigenous culture. The mission of the organisation is to highlight the importance of indigenous knowledge and to uphold the UN’s declaration on the rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). 

Indigenous Culture represents a continuum of intellect and creativity through history. It provides a sense of continuity with the past, with traditions and ancestral heritage. Its loss would be a loss to all of humanity. 

The modern world is advancing at an incredible rate in many ways from technology, medicine to general living standards but we need to be careful to not lose something in the process of progress. Indigenous knowledge teaches us about the importance of community, living in balance with nature, knowing oneself and being more deeply connected to the people around us.

‘Because our Liberation is Bound Together’

Sinchi Network

Mutual understanding and cooperation can only be reached through cultural exchange, from both sides. Our aspiration is to empower and enable communities to document their own history and cultural heritage, by proving both equipment and workshops on photography, communications, filming, music production etc.

Our core objectives are:

  • To connect indigenous communities with collaborators and resources in the Western World.
  • Development of creative arts skills. Providing opportunities for the youth in communities to share their stories and show the strength of their culture
  • Create a sustainable business model for art & music, which can generate funds. 

‘As a source of exchange, innovation and creativity, cultural diversity is as necessary for humankind as biodiversity is for nature’ UNESCO

Network Members

 

Discovery Projects

Each year, we carry out a one month discovery project in which we spend time with a different indigenous culture. Visits are supported by active social media and press campaigns to develop fundraising, enabling the involvement of both public and organisations.

The purpose of these projects are to;

Learn about indigenous culture, arts, music and spirituality.

Listen to issues the communities are facing.

Look at creating a bridge between Indigenous and Western worlds.

Identify sustainable community led projects we can collaborate on.

Share thought provoking content via interviews, photography and film

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Our first project was in June / July 2016 in Australia, where we visited Yolgnu, Warramunga and Arrernte aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory, Australia.

Get Involved & Iniatives

Get Involved

Come join us at one of our events, learn about the importance of indigenous culture and meet like minded people.

Join the Sinchi collaboration network, exchange skills and knowledge with other individuals and organisations around the world.

Donate time or money towards Sinchi projects. As a non profit all help is welcome and makes a big difference.

Initiatives

Our global crowdfunding campaign will be launched in March 2017.

Global Photography Competition judged by acclaimed photographers Jimmy Nelson (Pictured) and Wayne Quilliam will also be launched in March 2017.

Music collaboration is currently in production; Series of vinyl produced including original songlines, artwork, written in language and translated with remixes of leading international producers.

Sinchi Events

Sinchi events aim to point out the inherent connectedness between the Western and Indigenous world. Since the birth of humanity; man has had an unquenchable thirst to express him/herself through art, music and community experience. From ancient ceremonies to present day electronic music culture, our need to express , connect and forge deeper relationships with those around us remains constant.

Our immersive events have varied content, including both day and night programs, ensuring both the sharing of knowledge and experiences . Become a member of the Sinchi tribe & join us at event near you soon.