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A Message of Hope from One Indigenous Community to Another

October 12, 2022

When a group of Indigenous community members of the Carcross / Tagish First Nation from Yukon, Canada visited the Maasai of Ngorongoro and Elerai in Tanzania, everyone learned that their cultures are strikingly similar in the concepts, beliefs, and practices that underpin their traditions. The Yukon visitors met with Maasai people in Engaresero village at Lake Natron in northern Tanzania, then they travelled through Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area, which are landscapes that were once Maasai homeland, taken away in the name of formal conservation and now reaping huge benefits for government and the private sector while the Maasai struggle. A final destination was the Maasai community of Elerai, located at the southern edge of the Maasai Steppe in central Tanzania. Discussions among the Indigenous peoples found common ground in the struggles they went through in safeguarding their ways of life.

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Research Grant Available for Tanzanian Students

July 14, 2021

Are you currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution in Tanzania and looking for some support for your field research? Are you working in the area of land and water management and governance of natural resources within Maasai communities? Would you be interested in joining our project activities? If so, we would like to hear from you. We are interested in finding keen and capable students who have research interests that align with our project goals. Depending on the financial needs for research acitvities of individual students it may be possible to support more than one student. Please review this information bulletin (Tanzania Research Grant) and contact us.

Funded MA position at UVic

June 24, 2021

Interested in joining our recently funded SSHRC partnership project ‘Indigenous Knowledge Bridging of Land and Water Governance in Tanzania and Canada?  Or know someone who might be?  We have a two year funded position for the appropriate candidate looking to do a Masters degree based on research with the Maasai in Tanzania.  Check the following link to see details of this excellent opportunity …. but do it soon.  Applications are invited before July 10 and the program starts in September, 2021.

Funded MA opportunity at UVic

Recognizing Our Yukon Volunteers

April 8, 2021

We are very pleased to be able to highlight the work of the Yukon volunteers who have supported us over the years.  The Northern Council for Global Cooperation (NCGC) invited us to provide background information for a storymap initiative (storymaps) that they have promoted on their website.  The format suited a reflection on all the good work many different Yukoners have undertaken with the Kesho Trust alongside our partners in Tanzania.  The Kesho Trust storymap has been completed and is posted on the NCGC website at: KT Yukon volunteers  Please follow this link to see the wide array of people and projects that have benefited from these volunteer contributions.

We would like to thank the NCGC for developing this interesting format and helping us to acknowledge the excellent work of our Yukon volunteers.

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