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Original Caretakers

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Indigenous traditions hold important knowledge for the challenge posed by our ecological crisis.

Our Original Caretakers Program supports the work of faith-keepers in Indigenous communities and seeks their guidance for our own educational programs and materials. It is an important part of the CEE’s work to insure that Native voices are heard in interfaith dialogue, especially around matters of ecology.

Meet the team

 

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Meet Mindahi Crescencio Bastida Muñoz

Mindahi is CEE’s Director of Original Caretakers, General Coordinator of the Otomi-Hñahñu Regional Council in Mexico, and an Otomi Ritual Ceremony Officer since 1988.
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From the blog

Statement from the Gathering of Indigenous Spiritual Elders of South America & The Abya Yala

The process of unification of spiritual leaders around the world is taking place. CEE’s Original Caretakers Program Director, Mindahi Bastida recently participated in one such gathering of Indigenous Spiritual Elders of South America & The Abya Yala.  In order to take the next step among the Latin American peoples, native… Read more

A Very Special Evening with Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer: Reflection & Video

“Last night I had the joyful opportunity to interview Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of Braiding Sweetgrass, Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants. She is sweet as the sweetgrass, loving as a mother and attentive as a wise elder. She was delighted to hear that we, from the Center… Read more