CHANGE

If you change the way you look at people, the people you look at change.

Projects

Reciprocity & Awareness

Within the foundation, we facilitate three different types of projects. The awareness projects aim fast-track awareness about, respect for and pride within indigenous peoples and their cultures by providing them with a positive, celebratory platform. Next, to this proud documentation, we will research together with the community on how we can support their cultural heritage.  To safeguard and share knowledge on the world’s indigenous cultures we are setting up education projects both domestically

and globally. Our goal is to empower and inspire a new generation to have respect for one another and together work on a more sustainable way of living on this fragile planet. Our reciprocity projects support local communities in taking action and passing on their cultural and natural heritage and knowledge to future generations. It’s of utmost importance here this is in sustainable collaboration with the communities and in many cases run by the people themselves.

Reciprocity

Projects

The reciprocity projects are to support local communities in their need for passing on their heritage and knowledge to future generations. The project request always originates from the community itself. Together with the letter of intent, we find a way of cooperation that is comfortable for all parties with regular contact and progress review.

Cult-ED

Projects

Cult-ED is a free educational program on culture, awareness, respect and sustainability, based on the work of Jimmy Nelson. In this 12-chapter-course children from 11 to 15 years old will discover how they can become respecting citizens of the world. Do you want to introduce your class to the cultures of the world? These lessons take children on a trip to remote places and introduce them to cultures from around the world.

Awareness

Projects

Awareness projects give knowledge of disappearing cultures. Planet earth is at risk of losing the cultural identities of many of the world’s most unique indigenous peoples. This is a global issue and a result of many escalating factors, including industrialization, ecocide and globalization. Together these aspects cause a homogenization and westernization of the originally diverse cultures of this world. The world’s cultural colors are fading fast and elementary natural wisdom is on the brink of being lost. All knowledge that is lost, every ancestor that goes out, is a book that burns, or a library that disappears. Indigenous peoples are the guardians of ancestral knowledge that draws from the environment the solutions of everyday life. These solutions are priceless. It is a treasure for all those who have to face climate disorders because it helps them cope with the worst of its consequences, such as droughts, floods and hurricanes.  Where indigenous peoples on the Pacific Islands know which plants can protect them against possible epidemics, the elders in the Sahel know where to find hidden flows in times of ultimate drought.

Archive

Projects

The Archive projects around the world captured and documented –through photography, film and storytelling– the world’s last indigenous cultures from their own personal perspective. We tried together with enthusiastic volunteers to empower cultural expression for now and generations to come. By documenting cultural festivals, gatherings and celebrations, we aim to capture a vivid expression of the ethnic groups in cooperation with them. At this point in time, we are unable to guarantee the safety and health of you and the people of the communities you were planned to visit. We, as a non-profit organization, do not wish to take responsibility for bringing any diseases to communities or infecting any of our volunteers. We do not know when or if it will be safe again in the future to organize the journeys as we have done in the past and looking for new safer and sustainable options with the communities.

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