On the heels of a political sea change in Brazil toward environmental justice and Indigenous rights, Activist and DJ Eric Terena (of the Terena Peoples) shares how music is being used for the collective good.
March 8, 2023
On International Women’s Day, March 8, we share reflections from several Indigenous women around the world on what it means to be a culture bearer, a life giver, and a defender of Indigenous rights in their respective communities.
March 2, 2023
By coming together in reciprocity and kinship, Black, Black-Indigenous, Afro-Indigenous, and Indigenous communities are fueling a collective movement to reimagine brilliant Black and Indigenous futures.
February 17, 2023
Nia Tero is proud to be a sponsor the 2023 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival - a trusted longtime ally to Indigenous Peoples and advocate for narrative sovereignty. The Festival convenes annually in Missoula, Montana. Learn more and join in!
February 10, 2023
John Reid and Paulo Moutinho
*This article was originally published on Mongabay.com. Brazilian President Lula and US President Biden are set to discuss topics including the US joining the Amazon Fund, aimed at fighting deforestation in Brazil. Read on for commentary.
February 8, 2023
In recent weeks, one of the most serious humanitarian crises of our time has finally gained public attention in Brazil and around the world. Learn more about the situation and ways you can support the Yanomami.
December 23, 2022
Nancy Kelsey and Jennifer (Jing) Tauli Corpuz
We reflect on the outcomes of COP15, the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, with Jennifer (Jing) Tauli Corpuz (Kankana-ey Igorot), Nia Tero Managing Director of Policy.
January 18, 2023
At the Sundance Film Festival, taking place January 19-29 in Utah, audiences will have a robust selection of a dozen Indigenous made films that tell the stories of the first peoples from lands around the world. Nia Tero is proud to support Sundance.
December 8, 2022
By Jennifer Tauli Corpuz and Stanley Kimaren Ole Riamit
At COP15, Jennifer Tauli Corpuz (Kankana-ey Igorot) and Stanley Kimaren Ole Riamit (Maasai) share: “In the UN negotiations, Indigenous Peoples are not just stakeholders. Instead, we are rights holders.
November 23, 2022
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.
November 9, 2022
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.
October 26, 2022
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.
October 12, 2022
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.
October 9, 2022
Join us in uplifting Indigenous women leaders on Indigenous Peoples’ Day and every day.
October 14, 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.
September 28, 2022
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.
August 31, 2022
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.
September 14, 2022
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.
August 7, 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.
June 28, 2022
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.
June 24, 2022
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.
June 17, 2022
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.
June 15, 2022
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.
April 28, 2022
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.
June 1, 2022
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.
May 25, 2022
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.
February 14, 2022
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.
January 19, 2022
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.