Sharon Austin

May 1, 2021

Amazonia Team Spotlight: Meet Sharon Austin

By Margarita Mora

At Nia Tero we have the privilege of working with Indigenous leaders from all over the world. Sharon Austin, Nia Tero’s regional lead for the Amazon, is one of them.


A young girl speaks into a microphone of front of other children and a man in head dress and grass skirt

April 1, 2021

Indigenous Education Project in Micronesia

By Paul A. Hadik

On the island of Pohnpei, in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), a pilot education program is returning culturally relevant learning back into classrooms, and reinstituting traditional elders as formal teachers.


Multiple illustrated people standing in front of a mountain with the letters I P R I on the bottom

April 1, 2021

Taking Strides in Addressing the Criminalization of and Impunity Against Indigenous Peoples Globally Amidst the COVID 19 Pandemic

By Joan Carling

Indigenous peoples across the globe are facing a serious crisis of criminalization and widespread human rights violations with impunity.


Portrait of Peter Seligmann

March 1, 2021

CEO Spotlight: “Securing Indigenous Guardianship of Vital Ecosystems” - Q&A with Nia Tero CEO Peter Seligmann

Seligmann is one of the best-known and most influential figures in conservation. After beginning his career at The Nature Conservancy, Seligmann co-founded Conservation International (CI) in 1987.


Indigenous peoples in Paramaribo streets

March 1, 2021

Indigenous Peoples in Suriname Intensify Struggle for their Rights

By Max Ooft

Suriname is the only country in the Americas with Indigenous peoples and also Maroon tribal peoples, that has no comprehensive legislation on the rights of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples.


A young man carries an elder on his back through the jungle

February 1, 2021

Indigenous Advocacy Leads to Early Vaccination in Remote Territories

By John Reid, Senior Economist and Partnership Lead, Nia Tero

Brazil has drawn attention for the collapse of the Manaus’ hospitals, overwhelmed by waves of COVID-19, and for the plague denial and anti-Indigenous posture of the country’s president.