Wisdom and Nature: What can the Western world learn from indigenous communities?

Financial Times, January 21, 2021

Wisdom and Nature: What can the Western world learn from indigenous communities?

 

That’s the question that UK-based charity Le Ciel Foundation set out to answer when it was founded five years ago. Using educational films and programmes co-developed with indigenous communities, the foundation aims to teach children, adults and companies about ancestral wisdom and the importance of the protection and regeneration of sacred territories across the world. To raise awareness and funds for the project, next month sees Christie’s host an exhibition and auction of artworks by 49 artists, which centre on pieces about interconnectivity, the earth, traditions and communities.

 

Speaking about the exhibition, co-founder Jessie Balfour-Lynn said: “This unique collection of artworks not only celebrates our planet and its communities, but also acts as a poignant reminder of the importance of ecological and cultural preservation.” 

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