We are supporting the reclamation of indigenous land stewardship initiatives, and the learning from best practices globally to support innovation and best practice locally.
Mno Aki Land Trust
We are supporting the establishment of the Mno Aki Land Trust, where Indigenous Grandmothers from across Canada have come together in leadership and governance, representing different First Nations groups, to create a platform for change. Mno Aki is a federally incorporated land trust and registered charity that is able to receive donations of land to be stewarded for indigenous entrepreneurship and innovation, leadership and governance, market-relevant training, access to land, the tools, resources and knowledge to steward lands and protect and strengthen traditional knowledge, innovating sustainable infrastructure for community wellbeing and prosperity, harnessing the latest in green technology combined with traditional knowledge, and creating linkages between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples and knowledge systems to begin the process of learning from one another as the best way to eliminate systemic racism. Through the models that are being created, we will share nationally and globally to affect policy change.
Find out more and how you can get involved: www.mnoaki.org
The Shuar Waimiaku Project: The Sleeping Anaconda
Shuar families of the community of Buena Esperanza have come together to support the economic development and reclamation of their ancestral lands. Through community-based ecotourism, stewardship of sacred plants, medicines, and sacred sites in their territory, they aim to protect their culture as well as lands for future generations through the creation of Wamiaku centre for Healing, Tourism and Cultural Knowledge Sharing. GIDT is helping them preserve their cultural knowledge and ancestral territory, and support their sustainable economic development within the region through alternative development mechanisms such as community-based eco-tourism.
Our vision is a global network of healthy, vibrant, thriving communities and people, living their true potential.
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