Indigenous Renaissance Initiatives (IRI) was the idea and vision of Dogon Master, Neb Naba Lamoussa Morodenibig, the founder of Kebtah (The Earth Center) non-profit organization. IRI seeks to protect the grandeur of humanity’s oldest cultural legacy preserved by the Dogon tribes by assisting the communities who have preserved their Ancestral way of life for millennia despite cultural infringement and the influence of fast-paced transformations inspired by modernization. Neb Naba was a revolutionary human dedicated to the upliftment of humanity, and he spearheaded projects both back in his homelands and in America that centered community service and engagement.
The Dogon are a collection of bloodlines who are the direct descendants of the wisdom keepers from the ancient mystery schools of Memphis and Thebes. In the time of the Pharaohs, there were several elite priesthood bloodlines tasked with preserving and performing spiritual activities, readings, ceremonies, and maintaining the link between humans and the world of the Gods. About 2500 years ago, due to invasions, these bloodlines were forced to migrate from the Nile Valley in order to protect the knowledge and the integrity of the initiations.
Today the Dogon live in many countries in West Africa. They are seen as the original Kemetic people who have preserved their culture and spirituality, which many Egyptologists and archeologists once thought to be dead. They are one of the most studied cultures in the world and are often known among academics for their knowledge of astronomy and their link to the Sirius star.
WHAT WE DO
Through initiatives that revitalize the way of life of indigenous people and their environment, we ensure that humanity can continue to benefit from the time-tested knowledge, culture, practices, and civilizing influences of this culture that have supported humanity since time immemorial.
IRI focuses on resolving issues such as access to clean water, traditional farming, restoring Dogon temples, children’s education, pilgrimages, and other aspects of life.
What makes us different is that we are a collective led by indigenous guidance and our projects are executed on the terms and vision of indigenous community leaders, ensuring that our impact is aligned with the way of life and culture that we are collaborating with to preserve.
Indigenous renaissance is rooted in the support of our community world wide! It’s the power and impact of a team working together towards a goal that will help grow this revolution.
We would appreciate your support through donations towards our projects, partnerships in community initiatives, and any ideas you have to help us grow!
“The land we belong to is so vast, no matter how far you walk, you just cannot reach the end, but if your heart is in the right place, wherever you turn will be your home."
- Neb Naba Lamoussa Morodenibig