Cultural diversity is as important as biodiversity in ensuring a resilient and healthy planetary future. As this notion becomes more widely accepted, Indigenous peoples are reclaiming their heritage and learning from each other about how best to integrate ancient wisdom with modern lifestyles. The Ainu people of Japan were only recognised as the country’s Indigenous people in 2008, despite communities having worked to rebuild their cultural identity and resilience for many years. Unfortunately, because of fear of discrimination, many Ainu still hide their heritage from their children, family and ...


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