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.
Testimonies of autonomy from the Indigenous Territory of Lomerio, Bolivia
A video series of testimonies of autonomy from the Indigenous Territory of Lomerio, Bolivia have been produced through the INDIS project. Community members and leaders talk about the experiences of the Monkoxi indigenous people strengthening their political autonomy and local governance systems.
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The So/Tepeth language faces extinction unless urgent action is taken
Researchers from Makerere University reveal that the language of the So (Tepeth), an Indigenous People in Karamoja, is under threat of extinction because it does not exist in written form. They are working with the Tepeth to document their language and its links to their distinct culture. See the full news story
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