The origins of indigenous education and knowledge

Indigenous knowledge and traditional resource management practices are crucial to sustainable resource management and appropriate adaptation to global climate change. Indigenous Peoples have invented practices that are in tune with nature and have acquired acute senses to interpret the signs that nature sends them to make the right decisions.  

Indigenous connectedness with land and nature strengthens the ecosystem. As modernity has shaped the world, the forces of globalization and development have eroded Indigenous Peoples’ connectedness to the ecosystem. IEF supports Indigenous Peoples in restoring their resilience and integrity with the land and nature, preserving the stability and diversity of local eco-systems.

To achieve our mission supporting Indigenous-led cultural and ecological education programs, IEF relies on support from public and private donors.

IEF supports the 2030 UN
Sustainable Development Goals
and Declaration on the Rights
of Indigenous Peoples

ACN: 168 130 096

ABN: 67 168 130 096