Support Indigenous Rights

At Kaya, we focus on inspiring change by working alongside communities that fight for social, economic, and environmental rights. Some of our most impactful projects help to uplift indigenous people and their cultural and natural heritage. We invite you to join our local-native communities and learn from them.

The Importance of Indigenous Rights

“Indigenous women are the backbone of indigenous peoples’ communities and play a crucial role in the preservation and transmission of traditional ancestral knowledge.” – UN.org

According to BBC, it is estimated that “50% of the remaining 6,500 languages will be gone by then end of the century.” Language is just one of the many pieces of knowledge that needs to be preserved. It is important to acknowledge that indigenous women play a vital role in the protection of indigenous heritage. Thanks in large part to indigenous women, our perception of indigenous history, philosophy, and patrimonial wealth has changed, increasing our global interest in indigenous wisdom.

If you choose to work alongside indigenous communities on a Kaya project, you will have the chance to learn about subjects like the importance of nature in our life, the conservation and preservation of the environment, natural medicine, traditional costumes, economic activities, and more. You will also see how communities have adapted to increase interest among youth and reinvigorate the preservation of native cultures. 

At Kaya, the celebration and preservation of indigenous communities and knowledge is a vital part of Responsible Travel. 

Support and Learn From Indigenous Communities Around the World

Join one of our programs in Ecuador and get to know the local communities in the Andes and the Amazon, where you can learn about pottery traditions, natural and sustainable materials, the paja toquilla hat weaving technique, farming techniques and more. Celebrate their traditions while helping with capacity-building projects!

Ecuador Indigenous Knowledge

Or maybe you want to connect with the Masai Mara community in Kenya. There, you can learn about local life in this rural African tribe and how conservation of wildlife and protecting against climate change is vital to their way of life.

Masai Mara Community

Learn about local jewelry and textiles from entrepreneurs in Cusco, Peru and share in their ancient traditions and techniques. Perhaps learn a few Kichwa words along the way!

Indigenous Knowledge

Create an impact in Siem Reap and learn about the traditions and kindness of the Cambodian people, along with their beliefs and culture.

Siem Reap Ancient Temple

Contact us to learn more about Kaya’s programs and how you can support indigenous communities around the world.

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