WEBINAR 21.09.2022: Celebrating Indigenous Languages & Indigenous-led Education

On the 21st of September from 15:00-16:30 (CEST Amsterdam – see your time zone in the table below) the Indigenous-led Education Network (ILED Network) organizes a webinar to present our first publication: Pass it on! Stories of Indigenous-led Education from the Grassroots.

In this publication, Indigenous communities in tropical rainforest regions share the various ways they have developed to educate their children and youth themselves.

Their stories reveal the many issues and challenges around mainstream education and language loss faced by Indigenous peoples worldwide. We also highlight the importance of Indigenous-led education in light of the UN International Decade of Indigenous Languages 2022-2032.

During the webinar, you get the chance to meet members from the ILED Network who contributed to the publication and to hear more about the important work they are doing.

There will also be enough time to ask questions and to exchange knowledge with other Indigenous Peoples and organizations around Indigenous education and transmitting Indigenous traditional knowledge and languages.

Image credits: 3 Toda Women by Mounthees Kuttan, Bikkapthy Mund, 2020 (Community Fellow Cultural Documentation – Keystone Foundation India).



Introduction of the ILED Network

Presentation of Pass it on! Stories of Indigenous-Led Education from the Grassroots

  • Lessons Learned & Key Take-Aways from the report
  • Break out rooms: ILED members reflect on the relevance of Indigenous-led education and Indigenous languages related to: (1) youth empowerment, (2) environmental sustainability and (3) mainstream education. With the participation of Milka Chepkorir (Sengwer Peoples, Kenya); Robert Kugonza (FED Uganda); IMPECT Association (Thailand); Alí Garcia Segura (Bribri Peoples, Costa Rica); Onel Masardule (FPCI Panama) and Faisal Rehman & Ranjani Prasad (Keystone Foundation, India).

Conclusions & Recommendations


Date: Wednesday 21 September 2022

Time: 15:00-16:30 Amsterdam time

Costa Rica Suriname India Thailand Uganda Kenya
07:00-8:30 am 10:00-11:30 am 18:30-20:00 pm 20:00-21:30 pm 16:00-17:30 pm 16:00:17:30 pm

Registration: If you wish to attend, please register via this form: https://forms.gle/K6UM6r5q9JwAYUFe9

After registering we will send you the Zoom link. Feel free to share this event with others in your network if they wish to join as well. Each participant is kindly requested to register individually.

We look forward to welcoming you on the 21st of September.

Warm greetings,

The ILED Network