“You can’t speak about us, without us” – Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim
This is the first episode of a new mini-series, in collaboration with the Climate, COVID, and Care: Feminist Journeys zine which launched on the 24th of August, 2020. This publication is a collection of journeys, stories, and ideas from five feminist activists working at the intersection of gender and climate justice.
In this episode, we hear from Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, an activist from the Indigenous Mbororo community in Chad.
Hindou shares feminist and indigenous approaches to tackle the climate crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic. In a world of multiple crises, she explains the need to integrate both sciences with what she calls ‘Indigenous intelligence’ in order to create more sustainable societies. Hindou discusses her approach to climate justice, why indigenous knowledge is constantly evolving with a changing environment, and the opportunities she sees emerging during the pandemic.
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Links and resources:
Indigenous knowledge meets science to solve climate change (Hindou on TEDWomen 2019)
Host and narration: Maria Faciolince
Production and audio editing: Beth Donkin
Portrait of Hindou by Maanya Shar