LWC operates within traditional territories and works side by side with indigenous groups. It is an honour to connect to the land and people within their place and we are forever grateful to members of the indigenous groups who have hosted us within their communities these past years. We hope to continue to share and to grow the relationships and connections built here for as long they wish. We promise to respect the lands and communities, and to continue work in mutual respect, honouring the traditions and cultural heritage, strongly supporting the rights and protection of indigenous lands within Chile and Latin America.
We will continue to strive to generate respectful, in-person relationships with indigenous representatives, community members, knowledgable elders, and the everyday families within our neighbouring communities who carry their culture into the future.
The history of colonialism within the areas LWC works is as much a part of this experience as any other element, and deserves to be acknowledged and respected by all those who visit with us.
Our presence is always non-invasive and low impact, both environmentally towards the local nature and towards the people and way of life within communities. After spending time and getting to know leaders and people within the local communities we work with, we develop ways of collaborating together, offering both human and economic benefits that contribute to empowering people in indigenous + rural communities and spread their messages globally. We listen, learn and exchange on equal grounds with mutual respect.