How Hawaiian tradition sorts out family disputes.
The experiences of our ancestors offer us wisdom for surviving today's crises.
With greater power to build alliances across boundaries, the Davids of the world are having more success throwing off the Goliaths.
A delegation of indigenous leaders from Ecuador visited Louisiana to share what they learned in a decades-long battle with Texaco.
How the tribes of the Klamath River stood up for the salmon—and won.
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?
New Mexico's acequias—communal irrigation canals—still function as a tool to preserve and share scarce desert water.
The World People’s Conference on Climate Change held last week in Bolivia was an experiment in replacing the less-than-democratic UN process with one that invites public participation. Janet Redman, one of the drafters of the People’s Accord, explains the difference between Copenhagen and Cochabamba.
Will Cochabamba be a turning point in the climate crisis?
At the World People's Conference on Climate Change, the emphasis on local and indigenous knowledge stands out.
Message from Eduardo Galeano, the author of Open Veins of Latin America, to participants of the First World Peoples’ Summit on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba.
Our new problems might require paying attention to old wisdom. A new documentary looks to indigenous leadership for answers—and throws our way of life into sharp relief.
Can Cochabamba pick up where Copenhagen failed?
What indigenous economies can teach us about abundance.