International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

On August 10, 2020, Pachamama Alliance hosted Voices of Indigenous Women: The Teachings of our Current Crises in honor of International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples. Hear a panel of Indigenous women from the Americas share perspectives from their traditions and experiences on the interconnectedness of all life as it relates to the timely conversation around intersectional environmentalism: the intersection of injustices happening to people and the Earth.

A recording in Spanish is also available.

About the Speakers

Patricia Gualinga of the Kichwa people of Sarayaku in the Ecuadorian Amazon, who has represented the voices of Indigenous peoples in dozens of countries, including the Inter-American Court on Human Rights.

Pat McCabe (Woman Stands Shining) of Diné ancestry and Lakota ceremonial tradition, an activist, artist, writer, and international speaker, teacher, and ceremonial leader who lives in New Mexico, United States.

Riley Yesno, an Anishinaabe woman from Eabametoong First Nation in Canada who was a member of the Prime Minister’s Youth Council and worked with Indigenous leaders across the country on a First Nations’ Self-Determination advisory board.

Xiye Bastida, a member of the Indigenous Mexican Otomi-Toltec nation and organizer of Fridays for Future New York City.

Alexis Bunten, an Alaskan Aleut/Yup’ik who is the Co-Director of Indigeneity at Bioneers and specializes in Indigenous-led economic development, organizational decolonization, and cross-cultural communications.

Moderator Anita Sanchez, PhD, of Aztec and Mexican-American descent, is a trainer, consultant, speaker, and author of the international award-winning book, The Four Sacred Gifts: Indigenous Wisdom for Modern Times.