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Indigenous Leadership

Learning from our oldest cultures.

After the Quake: Haiti's Slow Road to Healing After the Quake: Haiti's Slow Road to Healing
by Rachel Harmon
Photo Essay: Two years later, poverty, corruption, and health crises persist. But so does hope.
Henry Red Cloud: Solar Warrior for Native America Henry Red Cloud: Solar Warrior for Native America
by Talli Nauman
The YES! Breakthrough 15: Bringing renewable energy and jobs to reservations.
Women Farmers Feed the World Women Farmers Feed the World
by Christa Hillstrom
Grassroots food activist Fatou Batta on why the question of agricultural sustainability is also a question of equality.
A Sit-In to Save a Sacred Site A Sit-In to Save a Sacred Site
by Lily Hicks
How local tribes stopped a Bay Area burial ground from becoming a parking lot.
Prevent a Tar Sands Disaster Prevent a Tar Sands Disaster
by Nellis Kennedy-Howard
Why developing the tarsands has been called "world's most destructive project."
What a 10-Year-Old Did for the Tar Sands What a 10-Year-Old Did for the Tar Sands
by Angela Sterritt
Why a First Nations student from British Columbia is taking on a controversial trans-Canadian pipeline project—through song.
People We Love: Maria Aguinda People We Love: Maria Aguinda
by Oliver Lazenby
An indigenous elder from the Amazon takes Chevron to court.
Keepers of the Seeds Keepers of the Seeds
by Winona LaDuke
Winona LaDuke: How Native farmers and gardeners are working to preserve their agricultural heritage.
Photo Essay: Crude Reflections from the Amazon Photo Essay: Crude Reflections from the Amazon
by Lou Dematteis
After enduring years of toxic dumping and rising cancer rates, indigenous Ecuadorians took oil giant Chevron to court to fight for the life of the rainforest—and its people.
The Law of Mother Earth: Behind Bolivia’s Historic Bill The Law of Mother Earth: Behind Bolivia’s Historic Bill
by Nick Buxton
A new law expected to pass in Bolivia mandates a fundamental ecological reorientation of the nation's economy and society.
Our Animal Selves Our Animal Selves
by Linda Hogan
All around us are radiant species. What can the first peoples teach us about restoring our relationship with animals?
Good Governance in Indian Country Good Governance in Indian Country
by Michael Lipsky
Honoring Nations recognizes tribal leadership.
All in the Ohana All in the Ohana
by Puanani Burgess, as told to Doug Pibel
How Hawaiians embrace the land, its abundance, and their responsibility to each other.
At Climate Talks, an Answer Grows Outside At Climate Talks, an Answer Grows Outside
by Luis A. Ubiñas
In Mexico, communities own and manage their own forests, a proven method for reducing deforestation.
Ho'oponopono Ho'oponopono
by Puanani Burgess
How Hawaiian tradition sorts out family disputes.
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