In Central and South America alone there are more than 500 Indian nations representing 40 million people, with hundreds of different native languages. But worldwide the Indigenous only represent 5% of the world population but we protect 85% of the Biodiversity of the world.
The increasingly unstable world economy and rapid information dissemination systems have contributed to a common understanding of the economic, political and social forces affecting native peoples in the world. Isolation from regional and world events is a thing of the past for even the most remote indigenous communities. Demands for land and natural resources by states and corporations are not new, but are now being challenged by ethnic federations and communities and activist indigenist groups.
For the Mulokot Foundation it’s important that we have contact with Inspiring Indigenous leaders and organizations to learn from their succeses and mistakes. With a big network we stand strong together.