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About Totem

Totem Resource Centre, founded in October 2014, is a non-governmental, non-denominational, not-for-profit organization committed to fostering sustainable growth and development within Indian society. Our mission is to amplify the voices of the unheard and address the concerns of minority and indigenous groups through socio-culturally specific and replicable models.

Our Mission

Our Mission

To work in solidarity with the poor and excluded, participate in their struggle to eradicate poverty, patriarchy, and injustice, and protect their culture and dignity. We help defend the lives, lands, and futures of people who should have the same rights as other contemporary societies.

Totem Resource centre's Mission and goals
Totem Resource Centre's Vision for people

Our Vision

Our vision is a world where everyone is respected, human rights are protected, and without poverty, patriarchy, and injustice, every person enjoys the right to life with dignity.

M.O.U. with Totem Resource Centre, India

VET Institute of arts and science
WMO arts and Science College, Muttil

Our Core Functions

  1. Preserving Traditions and Heritage: We strive to protect and conserve the traditional knowledge, medicine, art, culture, and heritage of minority and indigenous communities.

  2. Empowering Local Communities: Through decentralized planning and community-centric approaches, we aim to achieve local action and economic development, promoting self-reliance, dignity, and social security.

  3. Sustainable Environmental Conservation: We are dedicated to safeguarding the natural environment and biodiversity by adopting a Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Realize lifestyle.

  4. Educational Initiatives: Conducting educational programs and documentary screenings of recent scientific inventions and discoveries to foster knowledge and awareness.

  5. Digital Media Advocacy: We utilize digital media and social networking to promote and support the research and development of ethnic communities

Our Objectives

  1. Achieving local action and economic development through community-centric planning.

  2. Creating ethnic destinations for collective co-existence and farming activities.

  3. Promoting organic and fair trade principles through market-based interventions.

  4. Ensuring self-reliance, dignity, and empowerment for ethnic communities through workshops and activities.

  5. Recognizing the needs of minority and indigenous groups.

  6. Preserving the art, culture, and heritage of ethnic communities.

  7. Protecting the natural environment and advocating sustainable lifestyle practices.

  8. Collaborating with communities to address current issues.

  9. Focusing on national and international perspectives of ethnic community concerns.

  10. Addressing societal needs using sustainable growth models.

  11. Conserving biodiversity through documenting traditional knowledge and preserving genetic resources.

  12. Promoting overall human development through seminars, film festivals, lectures, internships, and mentorship.

Rebuilding rural life in India and discovering ethnic destinations.

We Need Your Support Today!

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