Indra Lahiri, PhD was called "a storyteller, dreamer, and friend of the animals," by the Anishinaabe Medicine Man who adopted her into the tribe of the White Earth Nation, naming her "Ishkudeikwe" (Woman of the Fire). She has rescued thousands of animals from dire circumstances around the world. She tells their stories in her writing and speaking, and lives amongst them between her travels.
In the course of her decades of learning from the animals, Indra founded Indraloka Animal Sanctuary (2005) and since 2014 has volunteered her time as a consultant, helping other sanctuaries to succeed. In addition, she has taught, mentored, coached and keynote addressed tens of thousands of people on a range of topics that are always, at their core, based on ethical leadership and compassion for all. Indra has keynote addressed audiences as varied as Asian scientists, bloggers, vegfests, and peace activists.
The sanctuary is not named after Indra, but rather she is named after the Hindu God Indra who created Indraloka (Sanskrit name for the heaven for the Gods).
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