COMMUNITY INVESTMENT & EXCHANGE SYSTEM CIES
ON-LINE HUMAN RESOURCE CATALOGUE HRC
DO WE KNOW WHO WE ARE? Harry Bellafonte, Turn the World Around ** http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLqb64Pb9So
** Wonderful song by Harry Bellafonte on the Muppet Show describing 'Knowing who we are' as the essential part of being human.
‘Indigene’ (Latin = ‘self-generating’) + 'Community' (Latin 'com' = 'together' + 'munus' = 'gift or service')
'Indigène' (Latine = 'généré du soi') + 'Communauté' (L. 'com' = 'ensemble' + 'munus' = 'cadeau ou service')
Indigene Community www.indigenecommunity.info Communauté Indigène
Akwe:kon (Mohawk = 'All of us')
'She:kon' ('Say-go', Iroquois = 'Do you carry the great peace**')? (** Mutual-Aid see below)
Human governance systems such as cities, provinces & nations as well as the essential human systems which they manage such as: food, water, clean-air, material provisions or services don't function well when we don't know who our citizens are and attention isn't paid to how all citizens, businesses and stakeholders can contribute, be recognized for their contributions and take part of managing these systems at various levels.
Our present colonial founded 'exogenous' (L = 'other-generated') corporations, institutions & governments construct huge worldwide oligarchies based in exploitation but without intimate knowledge and reciprocity at the multihome-building or village level for "who we are". Huge inefficient self-destructive artificial constructs such as industrial agriculture (about 1/100th the productivity of indigenous polyculture orchards), massive transportation systems laying waste to landscape, poison rivers, lakes, lands & air without a participatory foundation. We've every sort of specialization without even knowing our neighbours. Knowing who we are improves every specialty. It is impossible to build worldwide systems without an intimacy, interpersonal & local knowledge.
'Indigenous' (L = 'self-generating') peoples cultivated this knowledge of 'who-we-are' systematically from the individual, family, multihome and village all the way to national and international levels. As such the First Nation territory of 'Tiohtiake' (Mohawk for the Montreal archipelago or 'place where the nations & their rivers, unite & divide') is part of 'Kanien'keh' ('Nation of the Flint') in turn part of the 'Haudenosaunee' (Iroquois = 'People of the extended-home') confederacy of 5 nations and in turn part of a continental-congress of confederacies across 'Turtle-Island' (North-America). ** The constitution or Great Law of Peace is based on the mutual-aid of knowing in multihome buildings & inclusive time-based human resource accounting. https://sites.google.com/site/indigenecommunity/home/2-mutual-aid
Following describes our online 'community' web-software for neighbourhoods everywhere. Have a look at it as a possibility for all of us to 'know our human-resources', recapture economy and ecological relations. https://sites.google.com/site/indigenecommunity/home/membership
COMMUNITY INVESTMENT & EXCHANGE SYSTEM cies & HUMAN RESOURCE CATALOGUE hrc
Indigene Community’s team is developing the CIES / HRC software. We're communicating the project with municipalities & multiple organizations. Dr. Emile Segev, a Universite de Quebec a Montreal UQAM mathematics professor is assisting us in this software development, identifies demanding mathematics requiring years of further elaborations even after we get the interactive website up & receiving the online HRC data on investment & exchange accounting forms.
We're engaging multiple investor collaborator-users to invest in the process for the benefit of their communities, groups & businesses. Our work goes beyond monetary accounting & investment calculation into equivalent multi-stakeholder values for founder-knowledge, worker-labour, supplier-goods & services, knowledge, consumer-buying power etc. Specific accounting modules enable all to be counted for their respective gifts. CIES / HRC software serves a diversity of purposes & interests, 'stimulating' neighbourhood economic relations. Among Jardins LaSalle 2,600 residents, 100 families as well as 3 businesses are supportive. https://sites.google.com/site/indigenecommunity/relational-economy/4-community-investment-exchange-system
ON-LINE CIES / HRC WEB-SOFTWARE
The software enables neighbourhoods of about 5000 person (target zone) residents to go online, become members (various levels & stakeholder involvements) through investing in 'share' (called 'ratio') ownership. Such software requires a few thousand dollars of investment, is mathematically exacting so we are hoping to develop some investment into the process. Once up & running it will be available 'open-source' worldwide. The HRC / CIES software require ongoing development from its present Alpha to Beta & subsequent stages, so we are approaching it as an economic endeavour. Members may invest talents, equipment, property, labour, exchange, goods, services & buying power. Members then post goods & services on-line, where others visit & choose. There’s a huge gap in present: eBay, Kijiji or Craig's-List online sales because of a lack of local proximity, relationship, intimacy, opportunity, governance involvement & collective intelligence.
ASSET BASED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ECONOMY ABCDE Most municipalities, companies, environmental or social activists consider the environment as a collection of problems, weaknesses or deficits rather than as collecting human capacities & solutions. As such ecology becomes something to 'teach', ignoring huge gifts we're already endowed with. Most entrepreneurs approach ecology as one of economically marketing their individual goods & services. Most institutional service providers approach 'community' through their own limited budgets & skill-sets. Animating present community gifts & services enables all folks to empower present economies, work through relations with friends, family & acquaintances as well as developing livelihood decision-making power, exactly where they are. Indigenous heritage take complementary processes, such as Both-Sides-Now, equal-time, recorded & published dialogues, through which folks develop better understanding of each other's perspectives. https://sites.google.com/site/indigenecommunity/structure/1-both-sides-now-article
ANIMATING COMMUNITY ECONOMIES EVERYWHERE
Would you like to be part of investing into this software development? Indigene Community hopes to raise about 3 – 4,000$ to get the first Beta rendition operating on the web with the capacity to be able to: 1) intake memberships (investment 'ratio-shares' & registration fees) with founder, worker, supplier & consumer stakeholder-groupings, business memberships, 2) post goods & e-links on line as both member & neighbourhood offerings, 3) form talent/skill service groupings & account-for transactions, 4) maintain on-line accounts for Vendors, Consumers. Transaction revenue sustains collective livelihood enabling communities to become 'corporations' (Latin 'corps' = 'body') collecting and concerting resources to stand powerfully in the world. Various professional partners are investing as are neighbourhood residents in target areas of about 5000 people.
For all communities around the world bringing together local talents, goods, investment & exchange this web-software empowers us all to recognize human resource strengths & capacities. All too often environmental/social groups begin with 'causes' rather than ‘capacities’ and hence the larger public stands back rather than fully engaging their gifts & services. Self-generating communities undertake all kinds of ecological / social essential-service projects. Strengths give community structure to engage as full-partners at every stage employ other resources as necessary.
INVESTING (If you're interested to invest any amount (10$ up) please send an email indication as we are setting up)
Indigene Community enables investment through 'ratios' a (‘share-like’) ownership-recognition related to the 'rateable' provisions found in Non-Profit charters. A ratio's value is tied to the Quebec minimum wage ≈ 10$ / hour, as a basic unit of work. We accredit / compensate work at market-rates so as to be a multiplier of the basic untrained wage rate, so a dentist involved may be working at 100 ratios per hour or whatever they are willing to offer their services at. At all times members are encouraged to invest goods & services at market-rates for ownership 'ratios' (one-ratio/one-vote) so as to build equity and decision-making authority over their investments. Goods are as well accounted for at market-rates. Members who earn at market-rates can also spend at market-rates as well as easily competing in open markets because of the interactive support which community provides. Integrated capital accounting includes everyone to work, be compensated & achieve livelihood. https://sites.google.com/site/indigenecommunity/relational-economy/3-rateable-corporations
Domestic’ multihome ‘economy’ (Greek ‘oikos’ = ‘home’ + ‘namein’ = ‘manage’ from ‘manus’ = ‘hand’ meaning ‘to care & nurture’) integrates, humanizes & empowers industrial & commercial economies through intergenerational, multi-disciplinary, both-sexes collaboration. In Participatory Companies invested-interest begets active-concern on the part of each individual & whole community collective-intelligence. Recirculation of dollars & energy means that domestic/industrial/commercial economy can double (earning & spending) working capital then recirculate it. Industrial/commercial only economies ‘leak’ money & resources out of communities so that although complementary resources exist no one is empowered to put these resources together. Compared with mainstream (eg. McDonalds & other big corporations) (Dollars-energy only circulates once), intentional communities can recirculate or multiply their dollars & human energy through investment & exchange over 33 times (eg. Mennonite communities). Multihome (apartment & townhouse) communities recirculate over 50 times. Graphic, https://sites.google.com/site/indigenecommunity/relational-economy
TEAM Towards a culture of peace & ecology, (Four starting communities in red, St-Lazare, LaSalle-Mtl, Ile-des-Soeurs-Verdun, Rawdon)