Rutopía: Helping preserve the natural and cultural heritage of Mexico and its rural, indigenous communities by revolutionising tourism

Mexico City-based social enterprise Rutopía is helping travellers seeking authentic experiences outside the conventional routes, to access rural, indigenous communities who want to share the cultural and natural richness of their land. Rutopía preserves the natural and cultural heritage of Mexico and its rural communities by revolutionising tourism so that the earnings really gets to where it is needed the most. The travel agency, which … Continue reading Rutopía: Helping preserve the natural and cultural heritage of Mexico and its rural, indigenous communities by revolutionising tourism

N’we Jinan: Music programme helping indigenous students find their voice

N’we Jinan is helping indigenous youth to find their voice and express themselves musically and creatively by bringing a mobile studio into schools and community centres across Canada. The N’we Jinan initiative was founded by hip hop producer and youth worker Dave Hodges in 2014. The Montreal-based producer launched the N’we Jinan music initiative as a response to the lack of artistic programming in remote First … Continue reading N’we Jinan: Music programme helping indigenous students find their voice

If Not Us Then Who?: Storytelling highlighting the role of indigenous people as planetary guardians

If Not Us Then Who? is a global awareness campaign highlighting the role indigenous and local peoples play in protecting the planet. Working in partnership with indigenous communities across the world, If Not Us Then Who? tells the stories of those people who are often ignored yet are the ones who truly know what it takes to ensure the survival of the planet and maintain its … Continue reading If Not Us Then Who?: Storytelling highlighting the role of indigenous people as planetary guardians

Tiny House Warriors: Secwepemc Nation build tiny houses along pipeline expansion route in defence of native land

Three tiny homes have been constructed and positioned along the Trans Mountain route in Canada as part of a mission to stop the Kinder Morgan pipeline from crossing unceded Secwepemc Territory. The “Tiny House Warriors” of Secwepemc Nation are occupying the land in protest of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The indigenous tribe aims to build a total of 10 tiny houses in the way of the pipeline’s construction path … Continue reading Tiny House Warriors: Secwepemc Nation build tiny houses along pipeline expansion route in defence of native land

Down to Earth: Film documents family’s 5-year journey learning from indigenous communities

Down to Earth is a documentary that charts the journey of a family of five who cross six continents, living with some of the planet’s oldest indigenous communities, in the quest for a new perspective on life. Leaving the rat race behind, a London couple, along with their three young children, film their five year journey into the jungles of India, the Australian out-back and the Kalahari … Continue reading Down to Earth: Film documents family’s 5-year journey learning from indigenous communities

Solar C.³I.T.I.E.S.: Turning human and food waste in to clean energy using homemade systems

Solar C.³I.T.I.E.S. is working with indigenous people and those living in some of the poorest neighbourhoods in the world to build and install rooftop solar water heaters and food-waste-to-fuel-and-fertiliser biodigesters. The non-profit organisation, set up by sustainable development expert and professor Dr T.H. Culhane, helps people to build homemade biodigesters which turn human and food waste into biogas or clean energy, which can be used to heat … Continue reading Solar C.³I.T.I.E.S.: Turning human and food waste in to clean energy using homemade systems

Fanny Aïshaa: A nomadic artist with an unconditional love for Mother Nature

Nomadic artist Fanny Aïshaa has found herself in places and situations in life where she has been able to draw on her innate artistic skills to visually express her experiences of the indigenous communities, animals and the natural habitats that she encounters. The Quebec-born artist, with a strong connection to nature and the universe, has travelled to Chile, Brazil, Guatemala, Senegal, USA and Canada, where … Continue reading Fanny Aïshaa: A nomadic artist with an unconditional love for Mother Nature