Barbara Savage’s career now capitalizes on the relationships, experience, and compassion for humanity that has colored her 20 years of volunteer work among indigenous people.
On a visit to Chitwan, Nepal, she was outraged to see how indigenous people were displaced and disenfranchised. This experience fueled her desire to make a difference in the lives of these vulnerable populations. Since then she has witnessed the struggle for survival of indigenous people throughout the world.
In 1996 she founded the Tribal Trust Foundation (TTF) with the mission of sharing indigenous wisdom and culture in support of Mother Earth and global healing. As President and CEO, she has dedicated her time, energy, expertise, and resources to further this mission. In spite of being threatened many times and putting her life on the line, her passion for the cause is still as strong as ever.