Mindahi Bastida Muñoz is Director of the Original Nations Program of the Fountain, a caretaker of the philosophy and traditions of the Otomi-Toltec peoples, and an Otomi-Toltec Ritual Ceremony Officer. He is a consultant with UNESCO on issues related to sacred sites and bioculture and the author of the upcoming book ANCESTORS: Divine Remembrances of Lineage, Relations, and Sacred Sites. Mindahi has also served as Director of the Original Caretakers Program at the Center for Earth Ethics and as General Coordinator of the Otomi-Toltec Regional Council in Mexico. Mindahi holds a Doctorate of Rural Development from the Universidad Auto´noma Metropolitana and an M.A. in Political Science from Carleton University, Canada. He has written and published extensively on biodiversity, Indigenous knowledge and related topics, and has taught on subjects ranging from ecofeminism, sustainability, ethics and earth spirituality to Indigenous voices, communitarian links and intellectual property rights.