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September 27, 2022

The New York Times

Putin’s War Is a Crime Against the Planet

Indigenous peoples and the forests they live in were already under pressure from global economic forces. Tom Friedman writes about how Putin’s war is not just a crime against Ukraine and humanity, but also a crime against the home we all share: planet Earth.


June 23, 2022

Inter Press Service

Indigenous Communities Want Stake in New Deal to Protect Nature

The recent eviction debacle involving the Maasai community in the Loliondo division in Tanzania’s northern Ngorongoro District has elevated Indigenous peoples' concerns about losing their ancestral lands under the ‘30 by 30’ plan in the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF).


June 22, 2022

Thomson Reuters Foundation News

OPINION: Eviction of Tanzania's Maasai shows need for Indigenous rights in global nature pact

"In Tanzania, Maasai people are being evicted from their ancestral lands in the name of conservation and economic need - something a new global nature accord cannot allow." - Jennifer Corpuz and Lucy Mulenkei


June 21, 2022


Crunch Talks Kick Off On Global Pact To Protect Nature

Negotiators from almost 200 countries will begin crunch biodiversity talks in Nairobi during the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5.2), working towards a much-delayed global pact to protect nature from the damage wrought by human activities.


June 8, 2022

Idaho Mountain Express

Sun Valley Forum Highlights Indigenous Knowledge, Stewardship

Michael Painter, Nia Tero’s Managing Director of Programs, warns against living in an “alternative reality” and makes a case for supporting Indigenous knowledge in the fight for environmental justice.


May 28, 2022

South Seattle Emerald

Seedcast: You Don't Leave Anything Behind

"No matter how often you move or shift course, you don’t leave anything behind. Honoring our past and our ancestors is an Indigenous thing to do. Connecting all that past to the future is as well." - Michael Painter, Nia Tero's Managing Director of Programs

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