Learning from our oldest cultures.
People We Love: Maria Aguinda
by Oliver Lazenbyposted Jul 25, 2011
- An indigenous elder from the Amazon takes Chevron to court.
Keepers of the Seeds
by Winona LaDukeposted May 12, 2011
- Winona LaDuke: How Native farmers and gardeners are working to preserve their agricultural heritage.
Photo Essay: Crude Reflections from the Amazon
by Lou Dematteisposted May 04, 2011
- 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
by Nick Buxtonposted Apr 21, 2011
- A new law expected to pass in Bolivia mandates a fundamental ecological reorientation of the nation's economy and society.
Our Animal Selves
by Linda Hoganposted Mar 09, 2011
- All around us are radiant species. What can the first peoples teach us about restoring our relationship with animals?
Good Governance in Indian Country
by Michael Lipskyposted Jan 06, 2011
- Honoring Nations recognizes tribal leadership.
All in the Ohana
by Puanani Burgess, as told to Doug Pibelposted Dec 13, 2010
- How Hawaiians embrace the land, its abundance, and their responsibility to each other.
At Climate Talks, an Answer Grows Outside
by Luis A. Ubiñasposted Dec 09, 2010
- In Mexico, communities own and manage their own forests, a proven method for reducing deforestation.
by Puanani Burgessposted Dec 05, 2010
- How Hawaiian tradition sorts out family disputes.
Stories That Light Up The Dark
by Sanjay Khannaposted Sep 17, 2010
- The experiences of our ancestors offer us wisdom for surviving today's crises.
A New Age of People Power: Lessons from the Dongria Kondh
by John Perkinsposted Sep 03, 2010
- With greater power to build alliances across boundaries, the Davids of the world are having more success throwing off the Goliaths.
Tribes Unite to Fight BP
by Sue Sturgisposted Jul 07, 2010
- Indigenous leaders from Ecuador visited Louisiana to share what they learned in a decades-long battle with Texaco.
Western Showdown: Saving the Klamath
by Alice Outwaterposted May 27, 2010
- How the tribes of the Klamath River stood up for the salmon—and won.
Alaska Native Wisdom for Modern Times
by Llarion Merculieffposted May 27, 2010
- The Roman Empire lasted for 500 years; southwest Alaska’s Aleuts for 9,000. As the economy crumbles, what can Alaska Natives teach us about sustainable economics?
Ancient Traditions Keep Desert Waters Flowing
by Arturo Sandovalposted May 13, 2010
- New Mexico's acequias—communal irrigation canals—still function as a tool to preserve and share scarce desert water.