Education
 Russia
Project #6550

Support Indigenous Youth Leadership Exchanges

by Altai Mir University
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Summary

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
$1,370
total raised
8
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

Indigenous cultures are the "heritage seed" banks of diversity necessary for sustainable human existence. And Indigenous youth carry the hope for survival of their socio-cultural heritages. However, Indigenous communities are frequently small, isolated, financially destitute, and under pressure from Western society, so the youth need help to gain a broader perspective and to truly appreciate and act on their birthright.

Solution

Discovery of counterparts around the world and how much they are alike despite distances awakens Indigenous youth to the value of their traditional ways and inspires them find ways to keep them strong. Our youth exchanges are life-changing.

Long-Term Impact

In the short term, continued survival of Indigenous cultures/societies are at stake. In the long term, survival of humanity is at stake.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

Young Altai leaders meet with their Cherokee peers

Organization Information

Altai Mir University

Location: Shoreline, WA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.AltaiMir.org
Project Leader:
Carol Hiltner
Founder
Seattle, Washington United States

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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