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Save Our Planet - Podcast

A podcast for and about our planet.

80% of our planet's biodiversity is found on Indigenous territories. And yet those communities are facing a real threat losing their forest territories to loggers, miners, and oil companies. We are overwhelmed by images of the burning Amazon and the Congo rainforest, showing accelerating deforestation, but what can we do to stop this? 


Join us as we interview specialists in the field, everyone from academics to human rights advocates, on these issues. Join our movement to protect the planet. Learn what must be done and how we can accomplish it. 


Stephanie Septembre

Podcast Host

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Episode 1

Uganda's Minority Batwa Tribe:

The Ongoing Struggle For Recognition

Join our discussion on the Batwa’s ongoing struggle for recognition and reparation after being forced from their traditional land in the early 1990s. 

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Episode 2

Nicaragua Welcomes Big Businesses -

Indigenous Communities Are Paying The Price

Since 2015, more than 40 members of Indigenous communities in Nicaragua have been killed and many more injured over land conflicts. These numbers continue to grow.

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Episode 3

Trials and Triumphs: Indigenous Activism In Brazil

What is it like to be Indigenous in Bolsonaro’s Brazil? Join our discussion with Kretã Kaingang, Indigenous leader, activist, and co-founder of the Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB).

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Episode 4

Complicity in Destruction: The Role of Global Governments and Corporations in Brazil

In 2020, deforestation of Brazil’s Amazon has reached a 12-year high. Fires are rampant across the country. What are the primary drivers of this destruction? Join our discussion with Tiago Amaral.

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Episode 5

Biocultural Heritage: Preserving Indigenous Knowledge and Food Sources

Agriculture is one of the primary drivers of deforestation and displacement of Indigenous communities worldwide, but do all agricultural practices have such negative effects?

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Episode 6

An Environmental Crisis in Kalimantan:

A Tragic Story of Greed and Destruction

Join our conversation with Emmanuela Shinta, an Indigenous Dayak activist and filmmaker. Her work combines Indigenous wisdom and modern technology to protect Kalimantan’s forests, and fight for Dayak Indigenous rights.

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Episode 7

Papua New Guinea and a People-Centred Path to Development

Today, resource extraction is Papua New Guinea’s main economic activity, even as the land and lives of its people are sacrificed. What must change so that development promotes people over profits? Join our discussion with Eddie Tanago Paine and Frederic Mousseau for answers.

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Episode 8

The True Impact of REDD+ Programs: 

A Case Study from Costa Rica

Join our conversation with Dr. Britney Vilhauer, who has worked extensively among the Bribri of Costa Rica, to explore what implementation of REDD+ programs really looks like on the ground.

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Episode 9

In King Leopold's Steps: Ongoing Colonization of the Congo

King Leopold II is infamous for his brutal exploitation of the Congo. But what happened to the country after him? In his place, large corporations and even development banks continue to violate the rights of Indigenous populations. Join us for a conversation with Frédéric Mousseau.

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Episode 10

Revitalizing Indigenous and Local Knowledge Systems

Indigenous and local knowledge systems (ILK) play a key role in environmental sustainability. With such knowledge systems under threat, activists and scholars are taking creative action to revitalize, honor, and celebrate them. Join our discussion with Álvaro Fernández-Llamazares as we explore why ILKs matter and what action is being taken to prevent losing them.

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Episode 11

Preserving Indigenous Food Systems: A Case Study from North Eastern India

In Northeast India, one of the top biodiversity hotspots in the world, Indigenous food systems sustain local communities while maintaining the region’s biodiversity. These food systems are now under threat as governments and big businesses seek to promote industrial agriculture in the region. 

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Episode 12

Indigenous Self-Governance in Action: Initiatives by the Shipibo-Konibo-Xetebo

The Shipibo Konibo Xetebo Council (COSHIKOX), based in Ucayali, Peru, has an urgent commitment to carry out self-governance of their traditional territory, using their own form of organization and wisdom for the management and care of the Amazon. What does this look like in practice?

Land Rights & Litigation Series

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Episode 1

How Indigenous Communities are Increasingly Seeking Justice Through Local Law

Join our conversation with Jérémie Gilbert, a human rights lawyer and professor, as we discuss how Indigenous communities are increasingly seeking justice through local law. This will be the first episode in a series on land rights and litigation.

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