International Mountain Day Event Spotlight

By Rowena Davis| Mountain Sentinels Program Manager What better way to end 2022, and phase one of the UN Year of Sustainable Mountain Development, than by celebrating International Mountain Day? This year, Mountain Sentinels was honored to partner with Canadian Mountain Network to explore the 2022 theme of “Women Move Mountains” by hosting a dialogue [...]

By |2022-12-22T11:06:52-07:00December 22nd, 2022|Categories: Home Page Featured, Mountain Sentinels Blog|Tags: , , , |

With $2 million from NSF, Indigenous knowledge and western science meet to advance mountain sustainability

By Nik Olsen | CSU Source An effort to ensure sustainability of mountainous regions and peoples around the world, centered around local and Indigenous knowledges and braiding knowledges with western science, is moving forward with a $2 million funding push from a National Science Foundation award to Colorado State University. Mountain Sentinels, based at CSU, is [...]

GlacierHub: International Framework Aims to Protect and Manage Lands Recently Exposed by Glacier Retreat

By Emily Denny | GlacierHub As global temperatures rise, glaciers from the Andes, the European Alps, the Himalayas and other mountain ranges are melting at alarming rates. While local communities are coming up with innovative solutions to adapt to these transforming ecosystems, international initiatives to support or upscale these efforts are rare. “We have so much data in [...]

Mountain Sentinels Fellow, Kerry Mendoza, Aids Peruvian Community

By Kerry Mendoza *Spanish version below* As the Inca Empire expanded, other cultures developed simultaneously in Central Peru, such as the Xausas who was known for having established a diverse range of settlements as a pastoralist society and who specialized in raising several species of South American camelids. Later, during the process of colonization in [...]

By |2022-06-06T01:50:25-06:00July 13th, 2021|Categories: Home Page Featured, Mountain Sentinels Blog|Tags: , , , |

Mountain Sentinels Fellow Promotes 30×30

Yufna Soldier Wolf Mountain Sentinels Fellow 2020-2021 The lack of sustainable energy was exacerbated through COVID. COVID made it very apparent that tribes across the nation don't have running water or electricity. Those two resources are commodities in a capitalistic nation, that in which we live. To incorporate our tribal values and Traditional Ecological Knowledge [...]

By |2021-10-29T16:41:29-06:00March 30th, 2021|Categories: Home Page Featured, Mountain Sentinels Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Mountain Sentinels Fellow Gives Back in Banda, Rwanda

Thadee Uwimana, RN, BScN, MPH(s) Partners In Health, Rwanda www.pih.org Global Health Corps Fellow www.ghc.org Mountain Sentinels Fellow 2020-2021 “I did not choose social justice; it chose me." The minute I saw people starving, threatened, and crying was the moment my heart shed tears. It was love that brought me into their shelters, where I [...]

By |2021-03-15T18:30:21-06:00March 8th, 2021|Categories: FellowsNews, Home Page Featured, Mountain Sentinels Blog|Tags: , , |

Fellows in the News

This is a translation of an article written about our Mountain Sentinels 2020-2021 fellow, Vidal Rondán. The original article can be found at the bottom of this blog post.  Teacher promotes important communication and education project: "Mountain school with access to virtual education in the context of Covid-19"   Local educator pushes important project for [...]

By |2021-02-03T10:23:24-07:00February 3rd, 2021|Categories: FellowsNews, Home Page Featured, Mountain Sentinels Blog|Tags: , , |

A Time for Reckoning and Reimagining Our Shared Future

  The past few months have been tumultuous and unprecedented.  COVID-19, wildfires, and the associated impacts felt around the world are tragic and profound.  In the US, the racist murder of George Floyd has ignited a powerful movement for change. Mountain Sentinels stands in support of Black Lives Matters.  We are reading books, such as [...]

By |2020-10-04T11:48:10-06:00October 3rd, 2020|Categories: Home Page Featured|

The Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Mountain Communities of the Indian Himalaya

By Aubrey Schoff, Western Colorado University, USA & Kuldeep Joshi and Prikyanka Adhikari, G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment, India  “If we [do] not follow the rule [to] stay at home, COVID-19 [will] affect me, my family, and Majkhali. Prevention is better [than a] cure so stay home…stay healthy” said Shivani Adhikari, a 20-year-old [...]

By |2020-06-26T09:17:22-06:00June 26th, 2020|Categories: Home Page Featured, Mountain Sentinels Blog|Tags: |
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