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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.