Revitalize the Roots: Bikaptorois

The purpose of this program is to develop and implement a model of cultural and language revitalization, enhance intergenerational knowledge-sharing systems and digitally preserve Endorois peoples’ cultural heritage and ancestral lands conservation for the indigenous Endorois People. This initiative is led by Global Wisdom Collective and Jamii Asilia Centre, two siblings organisations partnered in this effort. This program will be the first of its kind in an effort to example across Kenya and Africa.

In 1973, the Kenyan government forcibly displaced the Endorois people to create the Lake Bogoria National Reserve without prior consultation or consent from the community. This was a direct violation of their customary rights. This history, compounded by the harsh effects of climate change, has threatened the Endorois’s physical, spiritual and cultural livelihood.The Endorois people were the first inhabitants of a section of Baringo and Laikipia Counties in Kenya for over half a millenium.

The Endorois people have extensive indigenous knowledge systems centred on ecological biodiversity and preserving nature. Lake Bogoria and the Siracho Range hold tremendous spiritual and cultural significance for the Endorois people, as indicated by the Endorois Biocultural Protocol.

This project seeks to utilise digital methods to immortalise Endorois cultural heritage. This program will empower Endorois youth by employing participants to learn and lead through cultural heritage protection. Approximately forty Endorois youth will be provided structured training, mentorship, programming and digital resources to record and protect the indigenous ecological knowledge systems of at least 15-20 Endorois elders between the ages of 60-100 years old in the Nakuru, Lake Bogoria and Mochongoi area. This project seeks to protect the knowledge systems of the elders by uploading recorded stories and activities into a digital repository (database). This is the first cultural heritage program of this scale for the Endorois. This project will create sustainable resources and community momentum to record and apply Endorois knowledge systems.

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Facilitating Protection of Endorois Indigenous Knowledge Systems//A Story by Kibet Cheruiyot

As years go by, people grow old, generations pass by, cultures are lost in the process of being to the next generation. The evolution of the cultures and the transition of these practices across communities of the world has not spared the people of the Endorois community. This site seeks to enhance and preserve the great things about their culture. Years from today we won't have a traditionally dressed woman. The art of piercing the ears of women and men alike will have been lost. This site will be there. This is a deliberate intention to ensure the next generation gets to know the beautiful things about our culture and not just pass it on but also practice it.

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