Indigenous Peoples make up around five percent of humanity’s population and yet they are some of the world’s best stewards of nature. Their scientific knowledge and ways of living are rooted in a respect for all life on Earth that informs the way they take care of nature. Indigenous Peoples are leading a new revolution in humanity’s relationship with nature.
In this episode, we meet the inspiring Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim. Hindou is an Indigenous leader from the Mbororo peoples of the Sahel region, Africa. She is the Coordinator of the Association of Peul Women and Autochthonous Peoples of Chad (AFPAT) and advocates for Indigenous leadership and knowledge in international nature and climate policy.
Join us as we learn about the central role of African Indigenous women in earth care. We also discuss the impacts of climate injustice on Indigenous peoples around the world and solutions to address climate injustice. Hindou also shares encouraging advice to Indigenous girls, women and communities facing climate injustice.
Episode time stamps
00:00 Welcoming Hindou
02:43 Hindou’s relationship with nature
04:38 How belonging to the Mbororo peoples has shaped Hindou’s respect and understanding of nature
08:32 Why Hindou’s best weather app is her grandmother
14:45 The central role of African Indigenous women in community decision-making
21:18 The impacts of climate change on Indigenous communities and how Indigenous Peoples are responding
30:48 What we and ‘developed nations’ need to do for climate justice
35:36 Hindou’s advice to Indigenous women and girls living with the impacts of climate change
38:36 How you can support Hindou
39:19 How you can support Black Earth
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