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Marcos Aguilar, co-founder and executive director of Semillas del Pueblo Community Schools, says “our culture makes no sense without access to our mountains.” Find out how he thinks indigenous conservation can be done right.

Agnes Leina, executive director and founder of Il’laramatak Community Concerns, is a pastoralist from Baragoi, Samburu County, in Northern Kenya. Learn about why she thinks Indigenous peoples are important to the environment and hear her advice for achieving indigenous-led sustainable development.

“Nature for us is our life,” says Tuwe Huni Kuin. Hear from this inspiring indigenous youth leader from the Brazilian Amazon about why nature matters to his people.

UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Victoria Tauli-Corpuz talks about how Indigenous peoples value nature. Find out why she thinks a human-rights based approach to conservation matters.

Catherine Davis is a Maori executive member of Te Runanga o Te Rarawa from New Zealand. Learn about the big environmental challenges facing her people and what could help them achieve better outcomes as environmental stewards.

"The denial of the right to food denies our collective indigenous identity. It’s more than just what we eat, It is who we are." ~ Andrea Carmen, Yaqui Nation, Executive Director - International Indian Treaty Council