The Grounded Summit, “Guardian of Nature” Panel

 

Forum 21 Institute, shared a panel “Guardians of Nature” with representatives from the Center for Earth Ethics (Otomi leader and Director of Original Caretakers Program Mindahi Bastida) and Amazon Frontlines (Waorani leader Nemonte Nemguimo, Executive Director Mitch Anderson) to speak about Indigenous people’s homelands that encompass many of the planet's last tracts of wilderness - ecosystems that shelter endangered species and buffer global climate change. These territories continue to be under constant threat. The panelists each spoke of the work that they are doing to lift the voices of indigenous communities to help them become more effective in ecological activism, resulting in changes in policy, awareness and greater support. The program of the summit can be seen at: https://www.grounded.org/schedule.html