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Land has breath – Rediscovering Altai’s human-nature relationships

First published on 08/06/2010, and last updated on 06/28/2017

This video documents Slava Cheltuev, a Telengit community leader and shaman from Russian Altai’s high altitude Kosh Agach Raion as he traverses the Altai’s sacred lands. He reflects on the 21st century world and stresses the importance of reviving vital traditional knowledge – age-old wisdom that instructs the respectful and harmonic relationship between local environment and human behaviour.