Altai Mir University

Together, we access peace by creating a knowledge bridge between ancient wisdom and today's world.
Revive Altai cultural/environmental sustainability
 
60,000 indigenous Altai people of Siberia are recovering globally-important cultural/environmental technologies that enable their youth to sustain their traditional livelihoods. project reportread updates from the field
6 Safe, Eco-Friendly Homes for Pine Ridge Lakota
 
Your donation buys materials to construct secure, sustainable housing for and by Lakota women and families in Wounded Knee, on the Pine Ridge Reservation, in the US's own Third-World Country. The worst of the flimsy mold-infested toxic shacks are replaced with straw-bale, eco-dome, cob, or palette homes for 6 or more Lakota families this year in this 4-year-old, Lakota-organized project. As tribal youths build the homes, they develop skills in the high-demand building trade -- a double benefit. project reportread updates from the field
Prevent desecration of pristine Altai habitats
 
Stop governmental sale to developers of endangered habitats and pristine lands by securing legal communal title and rights to the ancestral lands of 60,000 indigenous Siberians. project reportread updates from the field
Support the International Altai Expedition
 
The 2011 International Altai Expedition, Environmental Clean-up, and "Peace-Mapping" Summit promotes international support for the at-risk environment and culture of the Altai Republic in Siberia. project reportread updates from the field
Support Indigenous Youth Leadership Exchanges
 
Indigenous cultures are the "heritage seed" banks for sustainable human existence. Youth leadership exchanges create a global Indigenous youth network to help them appreciate and act on their heritage project reportread updates from the field
English translation of Altai ethnographic material
 
This project is to translate & publish manuscripts by indigenous Siberian Altai elders about Altai's intangible culture & sacred knowledge. The spiritual culture of the Altai people is rapidly being lost & with it the cultural identity of the youth. Altai culture is little documented & almost no cultural heritage preservation organizations work there. Publication & translation of these manuscripts will help preserve this world heritage material & raise awareness for the threatened Altai culture project reportread updates from the field
Compassion for Altai
 
In four days at the end of May, Altai Republic in Siberia got a month's rain. Floods swept away homes, livestock, agriculture, roads, bridges, and power, devastating subsistence farming villages in Russia's poorest region. Russian disaster recovery funding is nowhere near sufficient. Global humanitarian aid is their only hope. project reportread updates from the field
 
   

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