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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.

Meet the team

 

People

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

Rural Poverty in California: Is the American Dream Drying Up in California’s Central Valley?

Change is not an easy thing to do especially when only one person is doing it. In Central California, that person’s name was Nettie Morrison who by strength of will,  a good amount of political acumen, and a community ready for new life, was able to bring change and hope… Read more

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