Grupo Tortuguero Comcåac is the marine component of a plan developed by Seri elders and youth to use traditional knowledge and western technology to find new and sustainable ways to respond to 21st Century political, social, cultural, economic and environmental pressures. The turtle is a being which can be found in Comcaac creation stories. The turtle started to disappear, now a group of young Comcaac community members are working towards conserving this precious animal. The project was facilitated by InsightShare as part of the conversation with the earth project. Conversations with the Earth is a collective opportunity to build a global movement for an indigenous-controlled community media network. CWE works with a growing network of indigenous groups and communities living in critical ecosystems around the world, from the Atlantic Rainforest to Central Asia, from the Philippines to the Andes, from the Arctic to Ethiopia. Through CWE, these indigenous communities are able to share their story of climate change. Through the creation of sustainable autonomous indigenous media hubs in these regions, CWE fosters a long-term relationship with these communities, based on principles of local control and supporting indigenous media capacity.
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