Sat, 29 Aug | Online Webinar

A Way of Life - Sustainability and Indigenous Communities

Explore sustainability as a way of life from the lens of Indigenous Communities with Adivasi Lives Matter and Niharika Elety!
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A Way of Life - Sustainability and Indigenous Communities


29 Aug 2020, 18:30 – 19:30 GMT+5:30
Online Webinar

About the Live Session

Sustainability in Indigenous Communities - The coincidence of interests characterizing the indigenous peoples' movement and the international lobby for better management of natural resources has been apparent for some time.  The ways of life (cultures) of indigenous people which have evolved locally and are based on sustainable use of local ecosystems; such lifestyles are often at subsistence levels of production and are seldom a part of the mainstream culture of their country, though they do contribute to its cultural wealth.

About the Panel: 

Niharika Elety, Designer & Sustainability Advocate

Niharika is a creative artist and aspiring designer whose work explores sustainability through intersections of fashion, art, culture and social justice. Her platform looks to revive and incorporate Indian heritage and to bring inclusivity to the sustainable fashion movement. She is also passionate about amplifying voices of BIPOC communities that have been erased and silenced.

Ashish Birulee, Independent Photojournalist and Anti-nuclear Activist   Ashish Birulee is the first international photojournalist from the state of Jharkhand, India whose work on uranium mining and radiation poisoning has been displayed in Brazil, Canada and Japan. He's among the founding members of Adivasi Lives Matter and is an active content creator. He is digitally cataloguing the culture of his 'Ho Adivasi' community through Adivasi Awaaz (voice) and is a TedX speaker.

Ankush V - International Communications Consultant, Adivasi Lives Matter

Ankush is an international nonprofit coach and has trained over 250 nonprofits to use social media more effectively. His expertise in mentoring underrepresented grassroots indigenous communities to share their stories through various digital means gave birth to Adivasi Lives Matter. When he is not traveling in indigenous communities and learning the art of minimalist living from them, he can be found hiking Himalayan peaks or experimenting with different cuisines in his kitchen in Austin.

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