KEY SITES

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MOSQOY

Charitable organization and social enterprise that I founded in 2006. Mosqoy works in collaboration with Quechua communities of the Peruvian Andes to mitigate adverse effects of unsustainable tourism and development by nurturing their threatened Indigenous culture. 

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORER PAGE

My profile as a National Geographic Explorer.

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PHD PROFILE 

Information about my research as an interdisciplinary PhD Candidate and Vanier Scholar at the University of British Columbia.

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TEDx TALK - UNFULFILLED PROMISES: CULTURAL SHRAPNEL OF A TRAVELER

TedX Talk, Victoria, 2014. "Unfulfilled Promises: Cultural Shrapnel of a Traveler," about my first experiences in Peru in 2006.

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PHDS GO PUBLIC TALK

Short public talk about my interdisciplinary research at the University of British Columbia, Safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in an era of rapid economic change.

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SOCIAL MEDIA

Here are links to my work and photographic journey, which I update as regularly as I remember to do so.

Instagram

LinkedIn

Blog

RECENT PROJECTS

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INDIGENOUS MAPPING WORKSHOP: MAPPING CUSCO'S TEXTILE REVITALIZATION MOVEMENT

April 2020

In collaboration with UBC, Google, National Geographic, and Mosqoy, I am co-facilitating The Firelight Group's first-ever ​Latin American IMW (Indigenous Mapping Workshop), bringing together community members, retailers, and funders to discuss the changing landscape of land politics, as it relates to the market economy in Cusco, Peru. If you'd like to get involved, feel free to contact us or visit the link, in English, Spanish or Quechua. 

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July 2019 

The Tyee

OpEd, National Cover Story

By Ashli Akins

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UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE: NEW PILLARS & PATHWAYS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIOCULTURAL & ECONOMIC RESILIENCE

April 2019

Sustainability Journal

Ashli Akins, Phil O'B. Lyver, Hugo F. Alrøe, Henrik Moller

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HUMANIST OF THE YEAR ACCEPTANCE SPEECH

March 2019

Victoria, BC

By Ashli Akins

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