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KEP 2024 Talk Series | ‘The Indigenous World from the Arctic to the Amazon - a shared belonging’ with Ailton Krenak
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Indigenous Peoples – in all continents where they were able to survive colonialism to make it alive into the 21st century – have widened their sense of belonging beyond national frontiers. There is today an international declaration on the rights of Indigenous Peoples that covers fundamental rights, such as their own culture and knowledge. Cosmovisions – holistic and integrated visions of the human being immersed in the great earth – inspire their ways of inhabiting and being in the world. Hundreds of ethnic-minority people all over the Americas retain their own worldviews. A constellation of traditions and local knowledge can, therefore, express themselves.

This talk is part of ‘Selvagem’ – an intersectional Indigenous-led collective from Brazil braiding together scientific, artistic and traditional knowledge, illuminating the mystery and splendour of the living world. To open ourselves to Ailton’s talk, we recommend watching one of Selvagem’s short videos with the script written and narrated by Ailton Krenak with English subtitles:

Ailton Krenak

Ailton Krenak is a thinker, environmentalist and one of the main voices of indigenous knowledge. Together with Dantes Editora, he created Selvagem – a cycle of studies on life. A defender of the rights of Indigenous peoples, he was instrumental in ensuring that Indigenous territorial rights were recognised in Brazil's 1988 constitution. He lives with his family in the Krenak village on the banks of the Doce river in Minas Gerais. He is the author of the books Ideias para Adiar o fim do mundo [Ideas to Postpone the End of the World], (Companhia das Letras, 2019); O amanhã não está à venda [Tomorrow is Not for Sale], (Companhia das Letras, 2020); A vida não é útil [Life Is Not Useful], (Companhia das Letras, 2020)’ Futuro ancestral [Ancestral Future], (Companhia das Letras, 2022); and Um rio um pássaro [A River a Bird] (Dantes Editora, 2023).

Ailton Krenak


Juliana Schneider

Juliana has been a close affiliate with Schumacher College for the past decade, having graduated with Masters in Holistic Science and worked as a facilitator alongside experts in different areas such as Stephan Harding, David Abram, Vandana Shiva and Satish Kumar. In 2013 she founded an educational enterprise in Brazil experimenting with more participatory ways of organising. Beyond leading the organisation, she has taught and facilitated holistic thinking through numerous groups with highly diverse backgrounds. She is now a collaborator of educational initiatives in Brazil and around the world through mentoring, consulting and teaching, as well conducting a PHD as researcher with the Schumacher Society. She is also a writer, with a book of short stories published in the Portuguese language, as well as several poems published in different anthologies.


Juliana Schneider

Date and Time
30 April 2024 (Tuesday), 19:30 - 21:00 HKT


Portuguese (supports simultaneous interpretation in English)

A small donation to support our conservation work will be appreciated

Please click HERE for online registration by 19:00, 30 April 2024

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● Please download and install Zoom on your device beforehand.
● In case of cancellation, you will be notified before the talk.

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More about Kadoorie Earth Programme
​​Kadoorie Earth Programme (KEP) is an initiative co-created by KFBG and its network of collaborators and volunteers. By integrating the various strands of KFBG’s nature conservation, sustainable living and holistic education programmes, it provides life-transforming learning experiences that reconnect people with themselves, each other and the rest of nature and enable them to cultivate resilience in the face of global challenges.