The knowledge and practices of Indigenous Peoples have developed over long timescales in response to changing, and sometimes extreme, environmental conditions, to maintain both human wellbeing and the ecosystems to which it is deeply connected.
Indigenous knowledge therefore has potential to inspire innovations that can be replicated to contribute towards national and international targets for climate mitigation, adaptation, and sustainable development. Through this project, indigenous communities from 3 continents reflect on their own way of life and their turbulent experiences of environmental, economic and social policies, to present their own visions for just and environmentally sensitive paths forward.
Young Explorer joins INDIS to highlight stories of Indigenous youth
The INDIS team are excited to welcome Markus Martinez Burman to join the project. Markus, from Mexico and Sweden and of Indigenous Juchitec descent, has won a prestigious National Geographic Young Explorer grant that will add an important dimension to the ongoing community-driven research. His project aims to raise the stories of Monkoxi youth in Lomerio, Bolivia through photography and storytelling and share their own visions of the future and sustainable ways of living while also trying to strengthen young leaders within their community.
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New publication: Environmental Justice and Transformations to Sustainability
Download the open access article here. This article by the Global Environmental Justice Group at The university of East Anglia, featuring members of the INDIS team, asserts an "inescapable need for radical, transformative change that combines sustainability and justice,” in order to address environmental crises and evidences, through examples, the pitfalls of more reformist approaches.
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