What does sustainability mean to you? Advice for living our responsibilities is a series of inspiring short videos produced by Katsi’tsakwas Ellen Gabriel for the Coalition for the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples (of which CFSC is an active member).
The videos feature Indigenous experts answering questions and telling stories to explain their understandings of sustainability. For many speakers, what sustainability means to them is closely linked to Indigenous practices and to human rights.
Each video is just a few minutes long but will introduce you to some fascinating concepts and efforts being undertaken by Indigenous peoples around sustainability and self-determination.
The videos are part of a year-long project examining the intersections between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Canadian Friends Service Committee has worked on this project in partnership with The Coalition for the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the University of British Columbia.
All of the videos are embedded below. Pick one that looks interesting and click it to watch! You can also visit the full playlist on YouTube.
Your turn. What does sustainability mean to you? Did anything said in the above videos give you a fresh insight or perspective? Please join in these exciting and timely conversations on sustainability. Let us know your thoughts, questions, and reactions to the messages in these videos! You can comment on YouTube or contact us directly.
We also invite you to learn more about Indigenous peoples’ human rights, and about the Coalition for the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples.