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Members of the Nia Tero team, fellows, and partners gathered in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt at COP27.

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Hypocrisy and Solidarity at COP27

Hear directly from Indigenous leaders at the forefront of the fight against climate change in this episode of Seedcast, recorded at the COP27 climate talks in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

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Podcast

November 9, 2022

Spotlight: On Being with Krista Tippett: Robin Wall Kimmerer – The Intelligence of Plants

Seedcast

It’s time for a new Seedcast Spotlight episode! This time we’re sharing an episode from the podcast On Being with Krista Tippett featuring mother, scientist, and professor Robin Wall Kimmerer, an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation.

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October 26, 2022

Fighting Climate Change with Storytelling: Julian Aguon

Julian Aguon speaks about the role of storytelling in activism, the longstanding effects of colonialism, & why it’s essential for Islanders to add their unique voices to the fight against climate change.

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Podcast

October 12, 2022

How Stories Give Life to Knowledge and Culture: Two Decades of imagineNATIVE

Seedcast

Hear from Indigenous filmmakers who are working to dismantle decades upon decades of negative stereotypes in Hollywood representations of Indigenous peoples, and learn about the role of imagineNATIVE in uplifting Indigenous narrative sovereignty.

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Article

October 9, 2022

Indigenous Peoples' Day - October 10, 2022: Thriving Peoples. Thriving Places.

Join us in uplifting Indigenous women leaders on Indigenous Peoples’ Day and every day.

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Loren Waters (Cherokee/Kiowa) in attendance at 4th World Media Lab Summit 2022

Article

October 14, 2022

Indigenous Storytelling as a Way to Connect to and Protect Land – Reflections from Camden International Film Festival 2022

Loren Waters (Cherokee/Kiowa)

Hear from Loren Waters (Loren Waters (Cherokee/Kiowa) as she reflects on time spent at Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) 2022 with 4th World Media Lab Summit.

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Portrait of Matt Remle. Photo by Felipe Contreras.

Podcast

September 28, 2022

He Who Charges with Thunder: A Conversation with Matt Remle

Seedcast

In this Seedcast episode, we talked with Matt Remle (Hunkpapa Lakota from Standing Rock Sioux Reservation) about how his Lakota teachings, guidance from his elders, and even his name guide his actions and how he shows up in the world.

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Gabbra People and Camels. Courtesy of the Wayfinders Circle.

Podcast

August 31, 2022

Meet the Gabbra People of East Africa Pt 1: How Traditional Knowledge Saw the Gabbra People Through Colonization and Climate Crisis

Seedcast

In this Seedcast episode - the first of two parts – hear songs, stories, and sounds of the lands the nomadic Gabbra people of eastern Africa shepherd, and how they share traditional knowledge from generation to generation.

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Gabbra people loading a camel.

Podcast

September 14, 2022

Meet the Gabbra People of East Africa Pt 2: How Connection to Creator, Moon, Stars, Earth, Sun, and More Guide Gabbra Knowledge

Seedcast

In the second episode in our two-part Gabbra series, hear songs of celebration and how the Gabbra people stay in close and constant dialogue with each other, exchanging ancestral wisdom as they pass on their traditions and revitalize their knowledge.

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Thriving Peoples. Thriving Places.

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August 7, 2022

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

Sharon Arnold and Tracy Rector (Nia Tero Storytelling Team)

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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Solomon Islands 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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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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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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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

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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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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

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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

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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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Gabbra People and Camels. Courtesy of the Wayfinders Circle.

Meet the Gabbra People of East Africa Pt 1: How Traditional Knowledge Saw the Gabbra People Through Colonization and Climate Crisis

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

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Indigenous Peoples Hold the Planet: A Conversation with Nara Baré

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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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