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Our Village: In conversation

Since our launch in 2014 If Not Us Then Who have hosted innovative community spaces at key global moments. We call these events Our Village – a space art and activism intersects, where indigenous peoples and local communities join with NGOs and allies, strategise, discuss and commune.

Here is a curated list of those discussions and performances over the years.

Our Village 2019 - New York City

In 2019 Our Village popped up in New York City for the much anticipated UN #ClimateAction Summit. We took over the Helen Mills centre ...e.

Our Village 2020 - Day 1

What is there to believe in? Spirituality in a Time of Crisis. In a world angry about racial inequality we hear from those on the front...

Our Village: From Empathy to Action : Using Virtual Reality for Social Good

Our Village Flash Talks : Sônia Guajajara

SPEAKER: Sônia Guajajara - Articulação dos Povos Indígenas do Brasil (APIB) KEY MESSAGE: Consent and Community driven decision maki...

Our Village 2020 - Day 2

How do we stop forest fires? Using tech and fighting fires. On Tuesday we’ll be joined by Daniel Haratuma Javaé, indigenous fire fig...

Our Village: Indigenous Communities Saving Forests with New Technology

Our Village Flash Talks : Rukka Sombolinggi

SPEAKER: Rukka Sombolinggi - Aliansi Masyarakat Adat Nusantara (AMAN) KEY MESSAGE: Consent & Community Driven Decision Making ...

Our Village 2020 - Day 3

How do we stop exploiting our planet? Tactics to stop extraction. Dallas Goldtooth, Bernadette Demientieff and Tara Houska hold a speci...

Our Village: How our work on securing rights benefit the next generation?

Our Village - Climate action by the people - #Guardiansoftheforest 2018

Our Village is a convening, cultural hub, and immersive experience, bringing indigenous peoples, communities of color, and grassroots v...

Our Village 2020 - Day 4

What brings us together? Looking at the big picture. Hosted by Yeb Sano, with live mural drawing by his brother AG Sano, we’ll explor...