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Original Caretakers

Intro

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.

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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

Encounters with Plant Medicine Tradition in Mexico

While in Mexico last July, 2017, I had three encounters with traditional, local, Medicinal Plants experts. The first was in the recently created Clinic of Mazahua Traditional Medicine at the Intercultural University of Mexico State which Mindahi Bastida Munoz co-founded in 2004 in San Felipe del Progreso, Estado de Mexico.  … Read more

Mungo Man: The Journey Home

This week, Australia welcomed home its oldest known human, 43,000 year old Mungo Man.  CEE’s Original Caretakers Program Director, Mindahi Bastida, traveled across the globe to be a part of this historic event.    Dean Sewell documented the long journey home for The Guardian. Mindahi, what was the purpose of your… Read more