As part of the on-going three-year project called “Paths of community learning” a regional workshop has taken place in Ecuador (near the town of Cuenca) in September 2013, gathering more than twenty participants from Guatemala, El Salvador, Colombia, Ecuador and … Read more
Much of the poverty faced by the Maasai is underpinned by land access restrictions, arising from loss of land resulting from tourism initiatives, and the impact of conservation and commercial farming, both areas the national government has consistently supported. The … Read more
The Sherpa indigenous people of the Mt. Everest region of Nepal—a customary territory called Khumbu — regard their high valleys as a sacred place they have the responsibility to conserve. Many Sherpa cultural leaders, however, are concerned that their territory … Read more
Solidarity and joint learning and action among indigenous communities resisting oil-palm monocultures in the islands of Palawan and Mindanao (The Philippines).
With this initiative the Foundation supports a search for mechanisms to give the stronger possible voice to indigenous communities affected (or potentially affected) by oil palm monocultures in Palawan and Mindanao—two main islands in the Philippines’ archipelago. The researcher/ activist … Read more
The Process of the Black Communities (PCN) is a movement that articulates individuals and organizations— from the Caribbean coast, the Pacific and the valleys of the Cauca, Patia and Magdalena rivers— who work for the recognition and implementation of the … Read more
The Project “Strengthening Mapuche governance in Nahuel Huapi National Park, Argentina” will take place in the Zonal Council of Lafkenche, part of the Mapuche Confederation of Neuquen. Its goal is to strengthen a group of community authorities (a “team of … Read more
The Central of Indigenous People Leco de Apollo (CIPLA) represents 21 communities covering a population of approximately 4,000 inhabitants. Its territory largely overlaps the Madidi National Park, one of the most important protected areas in Bolivia which has a global … Read more
For generations, the knowledge and practices of the Ogiek of Mount Elgon, Kenya, have sustained their livelihoods and the ecosystem on which they depend.
They grazed their cattle, sheep and goats on the Chepkitale moorland of Mt Elgon and into … Read more
The Inter-Cultural Organizations’ Network for Solidarity and Peace (ICON-SP) Inc. is a relatively new partnership network of various Tri-peoples’ (referring to the Muslim, Christian settlers and indigenous peoples of Mindanao) and other organizations committed to work together towards peace-building, human … Read more
The Aeta of Capas, Tarlac Province are among 12 to 15 million indigenous peoples in the Philippines. Referred to in the literature as “Negritos” and locally as kulot (curly-haired), they are known as the “people of the mountains.”
As hunter-gatherers … Read more