Who Cares Wins with Lily Cole


New Year Ancient Wisdom: Indigenous Listening. Are we commodifying the sacred? Feat. indigenous leaders, activists, a Lord and a Prince

Season 1, Ep. 11

In this bonus episode of Who Cares Wins, Lily Cole presents a blended, thought provoking audio journey on the topic of indigenous wisdom and what we can learn from these remaining cultures about climate change and how to protect the natural world. So in this episode, Lily speaks to 11 indigenous leaders and youth activists from across the globe by weaving together extracts from the pre recorded Listening Sessions hosted with Flourishing Diversity, during the COP 26 summit in late 2021. We also hear the responses of some of the listeners: John Burton, Prince Charles and Zac Goldsmith.

Chief Ninawa Huni Kuin - spokesperson for the Huni Kuin people in Acre, Brazil.

Agnes Leina - Samburu community, a subset of the Maasai peoples of Kenya.

Mindahi Bastida - member of the Otomi-Toltec Nation, Mexico.

Cristiane Julião - member of the Pankararu people, northeast Brazil. 

Tom B.K. Goldtooth - member of the Navajo Nation, America.

Eriel Tchekwie Deranger - member of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Canada.

Sonia Guajajara - environmental and indigenous activist, born in Araribóia Indigenous Land, Brazil. 

Gregorio Diaz Mirabal -  indigenous leader from Wakuenai Kurripako in the Venezuelan Amazon.

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz - indigenous leader from the Kankana-ey Igorot people of the Cordillera Region in the Philippines. 

Elizabeth Wahtuti - Kenyan environment and climate activist and founder of the Green Generation Initiative.

Recommended reading:

Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass

Davi Yanomami Kopenawa, The Falling Sky

Ailton Krenak, Ideas to Postpone the End of the World

Dina Gilio-Whitaker, As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock 

M. Kat Anderson, Tending the Wild 

Lewis Hyde, The Gift

Marcel Mauss, The Gift

James Suzman, Affluence without Abundance

Julia Watson, Lo—TEK. Design by Radical Indigenism

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