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International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples – August 9, 2022

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, taking place this year on August 9, 2022, is a day to celebrate, honor, amplify, and uplift the world’s Indigenous peoples – from ancestors to youth to elders, and support their efforts.

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Kokonati Talk Meli Tuqota Seedcast Spotlight

Podcast

July 6, 2022

Spotlight: Kokonati Talk - Meli Tuqota - Cultural Reconnection Through Art

Seedcast

In this podcast spotlight of Kokonati Talk from Neisau Tuidraki (also a Nia Tero Pasifika Journalism Fellow), Neisau talks with Meli Tuqota, a Fijian filmmaker who reconnected with his own heritage and native language in the process of filmmaking.

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Solomon Islands. Image by Dan Lin.

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June 28, 2022

Philanthropic Organizations Commit $1B USD to Help Protect 30 Percent of the Ocean by 2030

Protecting Our Planet Challenge

The Protecting Our Planet Challenge will invest at least $1 billion USD to support the creation, expansion and management of marine protected areas and Indigenous and locally governed marine and coastal areas by 2030.

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Photo from the UN Convention on Biological Diversity and the Fourth Meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. Photo by Michael Painter.

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June 17, 2022

Nia Tero Heads to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity & WG2020-4 in Nairobi

Nia Tero Policy Team

After five weeks of virtual training sessions with 10 Indigenous Public Policy apprentices delegated by Amazonian organizations, Nia Tero moved forward into the sixth moment held in person in Nairobi in preparation for participation in the WG2020-4.

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Reciprocity Project Filmmakers Cohort2 Introduction v6

Article

June 24, 2022

Introducing the Reciprocity Project Season Two Cohort

Reciprocity Project

On behalf of the entire Reciprocity Project team, we're honored to announce the Reciprocity Project Season Two cohort! Together, these artists form an inspiring and diverse cohort of Indigenous filmmakers and storytellers, spanning across continents.

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Nara Baré at COP26 2021 March. Photo by Tracy Rector

Podcast

June 22, 2022

Seedcast em português: Nara Baré — Os povos indígenas seguram o planeta

Seedcast

Neste episódio do Seedcast, apresentamos Nara Baré, da Nação Baré. A história da Nara é de empoderamento por meio do conhecimento.

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Bruno Pereira UNIVAJA

Article

June 15, 2022

Statement from Nia Tero on the Murders of Bruno Pereira and Dom Phillips

We lower our eyes in sadness at the tragic murders of Bruno Pereira and Dom Phillips, two men who committed their lives to the health and security of Indigenous peoples in the Amazon.

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We Are the Wayfinders Circle

Film

April 28, 2022

We Are the Wayfinders Circle

The Wayfinders Circle was launched as a network dedicated to unleashing the transformative potential of Indigenous lifeways, inspiring all people to reimagine development, land guardianship, and the way they relate to each other and to Mother Earth.

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Nia Tero 5 Year

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June 14, 2022

Nia Tero's 5 Year Anniversary

Join us in celebrating our 5-year anniversary as a global organization dedicated to working in solidarity with Indigenous peoples who sustain thriving territories and cultures to strengthen guardianship of Earth and all beings.

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Solomon Islands Rainbow by Dan Lin

Article

June 1, 2022

Celebrating 2SLGBTQIA+ Pride Month

Nia Tero Storytelling Team

This month as we celebrate and honor the history of Pride, let us raise up Indigenous queer liberation and the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.

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Valerie Courtois

Podcast

May 25, 2022

Valérie Courtois and Sacred Kinship in the Boreal

Seedcast

Valérie Courtois (member of the Innu community of Mashteuiatsh) has spent her life bridging traditional Indigenous knowledge and Western science. She shares stories about life in the Boreal, working with the Indigenous Leadership Initiative and more.

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Indigenous meeting in local village

Article

February 14, 2022

New Brazilian Group Advocates for Isolated Peoples

John Reid

OPI has been a Nia Tero partner since 2021. We talked to OPI’s Executive Secretary, Fábio Ribeiro, about the organization’s early successes and plans to assure that isolated peoples can continue to live in peace in their territories.

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A house in Wampis territory by David Rothschild

Article

January 19, 2022

The Wampis Nation Forges a New Path in Peru

David Rothschild

The Wampis example of self-determination and self-implementation of a territorial government is inspiring other Indigenous peoples in northern Peru to begin their own processes toward establishing territorial governments.

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Nara Baré at COP26 2021 March. Photo by Tracy Rector

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Nara Baré COP26 2021 Photo Credit Tracy Rector

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Photo from the UN Convention on Biological Diversity and the Fourth Meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. Photo by Michael Painter.

Nia Tero Heads to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity & WG2020-4 in Nairobi

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4th World filmmakers 'doing the damn thing'

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