At the International Funders for Indigenous Peoples' Global Conference in Mexico, we videoed a very inspiring conversation with Cultural Survival's Executive Director, Galina Angarova. A member of the Abzai Clan of the Ekhirit Nation of Buryat Peoples in Siberia, Galina has dedicated her life to Indigenous Rights, Climate and Land Rights activism.
In her role directing Cultural Survival, an Indigenous-led organization on the frontlines for 50 years, she oversees their Advocacy, Capacity Building, Communications and Grant Making efforts, which directly impact the lives of millions of Indigenous people worldwide. Cultural Survival has a vast scope. Examples include managing a global network of Indigenous radio stations, supporting Indigenous-led projects through their Keepers of the Earth Fund, or meeting with members of the European Parliament to work on the EU battery regulation and defend Indigenous territories against mining for transition minerals.
Galina also discusses one of the great achievements of the Conference in Merida—after the first meeting of Indigenous-led funds in 2018, this working group has now become the Global Alliance of Indigenous-led funds, encompassing 36 funds and growing—a hopeful development that points towards the future of philanthropy.
Learn more about Galina’s work at Cultural Survival: https://www.culturalsurvival.org
You can watch a video version of this episode, with English or Spanish subtitles, or read a transcript in both English and Spanish here: https://azimuthworldfoundation.org/insights/entry/stories/connecting-the-dots-with-galina-angarova.html
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