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The Tribal Trust in partnership with the American Cultural Resource Center of the Equal Opportunity Program (EOP) at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) raised money for cultural preservation projects for the Navajo Nation.
Tharu Sustainability Project Chitwan, Nepal (for 7/28/14 update, click here:) Goal Help support the indigenous people of the remote rainforest in Chitwan to be sustainable. Tribal Trust’s Contribution Identified a grassroots sustainable project that would help the once nomadic tribe support themselves in a confined area. Partnered with Heifers International to send a flock of […]
Goal Promote East Timor’s cultural renaissance by reviving the near-extinct indigenous women’s sacred traditions in music, song and dance. East Timor was occupied by Indonesia for 24 years after the Portuguese left. They killed the majority of the indigenous men who fought for democracy, leaving thousands of orphans, known in East Timor as “Freedom Children.” […]
Mayan Cultural Preservation Project “Rediscovering the El Pilar Forest Gardens” Border of Belize and Guatemala Goal Bring greater awareness of the living arts of the Maya forest. The El Pilar Program works to link the conservation of the great Maya city of El Pilar under the canopy of the forest garden to the local population. […]
Goal Honoring and preserving the wisdom of indigenous women elders globally Tribal Trust’s Contribution Partnered with Wisdom Speaks Organization in a cultural preservation initiative to spread the message of the “Thirteen Grandmothers.” Each Grandmother was presented with an honorarium to use for herself or her people as she wished. The cultures mothered by these elder […]
An aboriginal tribe located in Australia, the TTF worked with the Yolongu to Identify a successful and sustainable way for indigenous people to practice and preserve traditional dance, song, and ceremony.
Additionally, the Tribal Trust acted to support the Yothu Yindi Foundation in their efforts to support and further the maintenance, development, teaching and enterprise potential of Yolngu cultural life on Yolngu lands in Northern East Arnhem Land.
San Historical Background Info: The San people, more commonly referred to as Bushmen, are believed to be the earliest inhabitants of Southern Africa. They have lived for 80,000 years as hunter-gathers in the Kalahari Desert, and are known for their expert survival skills in a harsh environment. Their unique clicking languages and their astonishing method […]
Maya Tulum – Environmental Stewardship Honoring Connections to the Earth The Tribal Trust Foundation (TTF) recognizes indigenous knowledge as humanity’s greatest legacy. Through development of ecological and cultural curriculum, TTF shares this knowledge to help heal and restore Mother Earth through our thoughts, words, and actions, as the indigenous people do. Our interdisciplinary curriculum draws upon […]