With Mindahi Bastida Muñoz

Mindahi Bastida Muñoz is the Director of the Original Caretakers Program, Center for Earth Ethics, Union Theological Seminary, and General Coordinator of the Otomi-Toltec Regional Council in Mexico, a caretaker of the philosophy and traditions of the Otomi-Toltec peoples, and has been a Ritual Ceremony Officer since 1988. Mindahi is also the President of the Mexico Council of Sustainable Development, a member of the Steering Committee of the Indigenous Peoples’ Biocultural Climate Change Assessment Initiative. Born in Tultepec (Tool-te-peck), Mexico, he holds a Doctorate of Rural Development. He has written extensively on the relationship between the State and Indigenous Peoples, as well as intercultural education. Here is my conversation with Mindahi Bastida.



The essence of the work of Kiss the Ground is this deep reverence for life. A conversation about ecology, soil, trees, and all the layers of the biology and living things that contribute to our existence. Interconnection and love of the world.