The Vanishing Cultures Project (VCP) partners with worldwide indigenous groups in an attempt to safeguard cultural values and practices. They aim to collaborate in order to document lifestyles and traditions; creating a digital archive. I find this a very important issue due to the rapid globalization and loss of traditional knowledge, however I wonder what the best way is to compact that massive loss, and if this is a positive alternative?
The VCP has 4 main functions:
- Documentation of an indigenous community facing great change.
- Education to raise awareness about the struggles, issues, and customs of indigenous peoples.
- Advocacy for global diversity and Indigenous rights.
- Fundraising after each documentary after which profits are donated directly back to the indigenous community to help fund grassroots cultural initiatives.
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