Indigenous and local communities #ImagineFor1Minute what a better future looks like
#Imaginefor1minute. What kind of future do you want?
This question is crucial. Indigenous partners respond from their perspectives.
Get a glimpse of the future they imagine.
Priscila Tapajowara, filmmaker and photographer, from the Tapajó people, one of the 13 peoples of the lower Tapajós River region, in the Brazilian Amazon tells us about the need to reform our meat consumption in order to prevent further forest loss, and comments on the need to curb racism across society. #ImagineFor1Minute
#ImagineFor1Minute what a better future looks like.
Isaac Kinney, Yurok tribe member, tells us about the importance of caring for the environment from his territory in California, which has seen great challenges with the health and long term survival of the Pacific Salmon population. #ImagineFor1Minute
Elio Cunampio, artist and activist from the Piriati Embera of eastern Panama, tells us about the importance of little changes, small actions, when combined can lead to big positive impacts. #ImagineFor1Minute
Kynan Tegar is a young filmmaker. He is a member of the Dayak Iban from Sungai Utik, West Kalimantan, Indonesia here he tells us about the importance of protecting standing forests and protecting the rights of Indigenous Peoples from unfair laws and exploitation. #ImagineFor1Minute
Mirna Garabato, a young activist from the Piriati Embera of eastern Panama, tells us about the importance of caring for the environment by working with other youths in the community to reforest areas of their territory. #ImagineFor1Minute
Vanessa Racua, Women's Secretariat of the Native Federation of the Madre de Dios River and Tributaries (Fenamad), tells us about the need for greater access to medical care during the continuing struggles associated with the COVID pandemic, and the need to recognise the use of medicinal knowledge.
Inam, from the Dayak Iban community of Sungai Utik, tells us about how crucial the forest is to their existence and the continued need to maintain their territories and rights.
Anais from Guyana tells us in a spiritual context how important it is to live peacefully and happily alongside nature, and to practice a simpler more sustainable life.