By elevating Traditional Ecological Knowledge, a forestry center in Minnesota works to restore ecosystems and Indigenous sovereignty.
Local communities’ traditional methods of conservation reduce conflict and can offer strong protection for threatened animals.
As an Indigenous child soldier caught in El Salvador’s civil war, my father found safety in a deep, reciprocal relationship with nature.
Verbena Fields in Northern California is an emerging model of what decolonizing land via Traditional Ecological Knowledge can look like, supported by partnerships between Native and non-Native communities.
Indigenous communities and partners are combining ancient knowledge with modern technology to revitalize food systems and self-determined economies in the face of ever-increasing climate pressures.
The decision offers hope to First Nations everywhere: Commercial investors cannot ignore the consent of Indigenous communities.
Tribal nations are finding sustainable ways to generate jobs and food security.
Dozens of tribes are investing in solar, wind, and hydro projects, building toward a more sustainable future.
These native breweries are taking back the social and economic power of storytelling.
“Wild Coast communities are using the courts to fight for the right to determine what happens in their territory and strengthening their hand in a country heavily marred by colonialism.”
“The ultimate cause of homelessness is our spiritual break with the land.”
“For 16 disquieting days, Sassia and I felt like we were chasing liberty—but whose, was the daily question. It never seemed like it was ours, or that of others obstructed from the American Dream. Not the Nez Perce’s, for sure.”
Native Hawaiian organizer Kaniela Ing on the moral path forward.
“Maybe people are indeed loving places and species to death, but since BIPOC are largely disconnected from the organized outdoors, it’s white people who are spreading this toxic form of tough love.”
The Wiyot Tribe regained its sacred island home after decades of unrelenting prayer and relationship-building.
“I felt a kinship with the Nez Perce who, like my Japanese American community, were banished to less desirable land.”
“It’s not just swapping out oil and gas. It’s about changing the system so that it’s sustainable for everybody.”
The authors, who are taking part in COP26 this week, discuss ways to support Indigenous communities and their allies in healing the planet and moving forward to a post-oil future.
The author of "Braiding Sweetgrass" on how human people are only one manifestation of intelligence in the living world.
The destruction of burial mounds in Detroit paralleled the displacement and genocide of Indigenous peoples throughout the United States.
If done right, they should be prompting uncomfortable conversations, not self-congratulations.
Native women and women of color are the ones doing the work of surviving, recovering, and building resilience.
Renewable energy isn’t just a green business venture; it’s a way to support tribal self-determination and economic development.
“It’s not only about wildlife, or birds and trees. It’s also about the people.”
In their new book, authors Rupa Marya and Raj Patel explore how capitalism and colonialism have caused sickness and how Indigenous knowledge can offer healing.
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