The Altai Project is thrilled to share a few pieces of exciting news!
In honor of our 20th anniversary, we are pleased to reveal our new logo. For 20 years The Altai Project has consistently focused on preserving the indigenous culture, wildlife, and environment of this beautiful region. Our new logo represents that our mission and the changing needs of Greater Altai and Russia and the communities living there. We hope you like it!
I’d also like to update you on our new Saving Our Spirits initiative. A longtime donor has established the Saving Our Spirits fund at Whatcom Community Foundation and has entrusted The Altai Project with the important work of spreading the word, soliciting project proposals, funding projects, and mentoring each project leader. We are so honored to support the ceremonies and traditional knowledge of shamans, elders, and wisdom keepers of the peoples of the Altai, as well as nature conservation efforts that recognize the vital connection between humans and landscape.
In addition, here are a few more examples of the projects we’re supporting this year, with a number of others in the pipeline.
- Kaichi storyteller and music festival and Fire Ceremony in Kosh-Agach
- Supporting spiritual practitioners at six sacred sites around Altai Republic to support ceremony and build community
- Development of a network of practitioners and ceremonial spaces in eastern Kazakhstan, western Mongolia, and Russian Altai for educational and spiritual purposes
Lastly, throughout 2018 we’ll take a trip down memory lane as we revisit highlights and share stories and photos from the past 20 years. You can look forward to reading about our work on a variety of issues such as raptor protection, renewable energy work, pipeline resistance, and of course our multiple grassroots efforts to keep the snow leopard growth moving in the right direction. To our loyal supporters, I hope you will continue to see us through the coming years, and to those who wish to support us for the first time, welcome!