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 |2021-07-27T09:51:51-06:00July 13th, 2021|Categories: Home Page Featured, Mountain Sentinels Blog|Tags: , , , |

3rd Global YEAH Conference Recap

This was the third virtual conference YEAH has hosted. We hosted one in spring 2020 and one in fall 2020, both as ways to share student presentations in a free, virtual setting amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. This 2021 spring conference theme was "Environmental Conservation, Sustainability, and Equity." We had specific presentations covering the Sustainable Development Goals, [...]

By |2021-05-12T03:13:50-06:00May 12th, 2021|Categories: Mountain Sentinels Blog|Tags: |

Mountain Sentinels Fellow Advocates for Myanmar during COVID-19

Tual Sawn Khai Country Coordinator of Myanmar -16th UN Climate Change Conference of Youth PhD Candidate in Sociology and Social Policy Lingnan University, Hong Kong [email protected] How has COVID-19 impacted my community? My community, Tuisau Village, is located in the highlands around 30 miles from Kalay City, Sagging Region, and 20 miles from Tedim Township, Chin [...]

By |2021-05-07T04:25:34-06:00May 7th, 2021|Categories: Home Page Featured, Mountain Sentinels Blog, Uncategorized|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 of which we live in. To incorporate our tribal values and Traditional Ecological [...]

By |2021-03-31T13:53:57-06:00March 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: , , |

Around the World in Two Zoom Calls: Our Inaugural Fellows Meetings

Sam Hulsey | Huaraz, Ancash, Peru | Representing nine countries, ten mountain ranges and spanning eleven time zones, the Mountain Sentinels Fellowship Cohort (2020-2021) came together in late October for the very first virtual gathering of the fellowship year. As part of the program, fellows have the opportunity to meet once a month to engage [...]

By |2020-11-03T03:26:50-07:00November 3rd, 2020|Categories: Mountain Sentinels Blog|Tags: , |

Introducing Mountain Sentinels’ 2020 Fellows

We poured over 53 different applications before we narrowed it down to the 16 winners. Our fellows all are stakeholders in mountain communities around the world. Hailing from Uganda, Tajikistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nepal, the United States, Myanmar, Cameroon Rwanda, and Peru, these fellows are here to make a real change in their COVID-19-impacted communities.

By |2020-10-01T03:13:00-06:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: Mountain Sentinels Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

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: |

Coronavirus, Copper, and Community Response in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca

Sam Hulsey | Huaraz, Ancash, Peru | As COVID-19 grabs the spotlight on all major news outlets around the world and the US becomes the emerging epicenter of a global pandemic, Andean communities are racing to reduce the risk of a major outbreak that would all but overrun an already ill-prepared public health system. The [...]

By |2020-06-26T08:45:38-06:00April 14th, 2020|Categories: Home Page Featured, Mountain Sentinels Blog|
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