Indigenous peoples

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Intergenerational Knowledge: Weaving the past with the present

This blog is Part One of a three part series, highlighting the core priorities of National Wildlife Federation’s strategy to enhance Tribal and Indigenous partnerships for collaborative conservation: Intergenerational Knowledge … Read more

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Rethinking Hydropower to Restore Northwest Rivers

The Department of Interior recently released the Tribal Circumstances Analysis, which acknowledged that the construction and operation of 11 hydroelectric dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers has had a … Read more

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Native American Heritage is More Than Just a Month

Indigenous Peoples had no choice but to be resilient, and shouldn’t have to be. Indigenous Peoples shouldn’t have to constantly fight to have a seat at the table, to have … Read more

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Leading by Example Through Indigenous Cultures, Values, and Belief Systems

Celebrated on the second Monday in October, Indigenous Peoples’ Day is an important shift away from the painful reminder of the colonial oppression and violence by European colonizers and a … Read more

Foraging in a Changing Climate

As spring passes and summer approaches, my mind always turns to harvesting on the land with my plant people community. Right now, it’s almost time to harvest my favorite treat … Read more

Reconsidering Thanksgiving

As many Americans gather this week with family and friends to mark Thanksgiving, we want to take the time to recognize the different meanings this day holds for Indigenous Peoples.  … Read more

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Bears Ears National Monument: Of Spirit and Nature

Bears Ears National Monument is a place where Native American culture intertwines with the high desert of the Grand Gulch Plateau in southeastern Utah. Hiking through this expansive landscape, with … Read more

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Special Sauce: The Detroit Sugarbush Project

A unique partnership between the National Wildlife Federation, the city of Detroit, and local advocacy groups has created the nation’s largest urban sugarbush in sprawling Rouge Park, connecting youth in … Read more

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Native Hawaiian Cultural Practices are Vital to Protecting the Native Species and Ecosystems of Hawai‘i Nei

This blog is co-authored by Moana Bjur, Executive Director for the National Wildlife Federation’s Hawai’i affiliate, Conservation Council for Hawai‘i, as well as Mike Nakachi and Kaikea Nakachi from the … Read more

Highway to Hell and the Roads Along the Way (Part 2 of 2)

For those who do not live close enough to the tar sands to see the immediate impacts, the tar sands still have an effect on you. How? The tar sands present a major source of pollution Read more