Nia Tero works in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples who sustain thriving territories and cultures to strengthen guardianship of Earth and all beings.
We believe that following Indigenous leadership and wisdom is critical to the health of our planet as a whole. Our vision is of an Earth where Indigenous guardianship of thriving homelands and waters is enabled everywhere possible.
We work to ensure that relevant global, national, and regional policies strongly support Indigenous guardianship, and reflect and align with Indigenous spirituality and culture.
Nia Tero amplifies and uplifts Indigenous narratives and creative endeavors.
Learn about our initiatives alongside partner organizations with a commitment to Indigenous guardianship.
Nia Tero directly funds Indigenous Peoples. Learn about our grantmaking to Indigenous organizations, their fiscal sponsors, and allies selected by our Indigenous partners.
We invite you to learn more about the territories and Indigenous Peoples Nia Tero works with globally.
Learn about our work in solidarity with Indigenous peoples and partners located in the Amazon.
Learn about our work in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples and partners located in the Boreal forests.
Learn about our work in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples and partners located across Oceania.
Learn about our work in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples and partners located across what is currently called North America.
A global network dedicated to unleashing the transformative potential of Indigenous lifeways, inspiring all people to reimagine development, conservation, and the way they relate to each other and to Earth.
Nia Tero offers multiple fellowships to support Indigenous Peoples’ creative endeavors, community leadership, policy-making, and cultural continuity.
We offer five Creative Fellowships, each of which supports Indigenous Peoples across diverse approaches to storytelling, cultural amplification, and skills-building.
The Leadership Fellowship strengthens emergent leaders from Nia Tero’s regional partnerships, contributing to local long-lasting support and Indigenous guardianship.
The Policy Apprenticeship seeks to strengthen Indigenous organizations in influencing global public policies that are applied at the regional, national, and local levels, directly and indirectly impacting their territories.
Read, listen, and watch stories of Indigenous ingenuity and action around the globe.
Read stories by and about Indigenous Peoples and their connection to the environment and cultural practices.
Watch original content made by Nia Tero, including Indigenous-made films from around the world.
Listen to our Seedcast podcast, where we dig up, nurture, and root stories of the Indigenous experience from around the world.
We are a US-based non-profit working in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples and movements worldwide. Learn more about who we are and what we do.
The Nia Tero Advisory Council is comprised of majority-Indigenous leadership guiding the growth of our institutional culture and relationships to fulfill our mission.
The Nia Tero Board of Directors is composed of the founding partners, other individuals of goodwill, and globally-recognized representatives of Indigenous Peoples and local communities.
Meet Nia Tero’s team members, who are comprised of diverse non-Indigenous and Indigenous identities and life experiences.
Learn about and apply for opportunities to work at Nia Tero.
Read the latest news about Nia Tero and access our press materials.
Learn more about Nia Tero and read answers to frequently asked questions about our work.
Learn about ways you can get involved and join us in taking action in support of Indigenous guardianship.
Nia Tero offers a wide variety of events hosted by our teams and partners.
Join us in uplifting Indigenous women leaders while honoring Indigenous Peoples' Day and International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples. Learn more about our Thriving Peoples. Thriving Places. campaign.