Indigenous Guardianship

Javari delegation

September 29, 2021

Javari Delegation Joins ‘Struggle for Life’ Mobilization in Brazil

John Reid

The Brazilian Indigenous movement launched its Struggle for Life mobilization in Brasília on August 22, 2021. Six thousand people from 176 tribes streamed into the capital from throughout the country.


Portrait of Victoria Tauli-Corpuz

September 22, 2021

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz and Jennifer Corpuz: The mother and daughter who fight for Indigenous rights


Victoria Tauli-Corpuz and Jennifer ‘Jing’ Corpuz (Kankana-ey Igorot, Philippines) are policy makers and Indigenous rights advocates as well as mother and daughter.


A man and two women dance in front of a waterfall

August 20, 2021

Rooted by Mia Kami

Anne Quidez

Meet Mia Kami, a 23-year-old singer/songwriter and activist from the island of Tonga, as well as a 2020 Nia Tero Storytelling Fellow.


Sky aelans kids

August 9, 2021

Sky Aelans

Sky Aelans was filmed by a cohort of first-time filmmakers from the Solomon Islands and developed in partnership with the Indigenous communities who live in the high mountain forests above 400m – known locally as the “Sky Aelans” or Sky Islands.


Man smoking a pipe looking into camera

July 1, 2021

Sky Aelans Trailer

By Anne Quidez

Nia Tero is excited to announce the virtual premiere of Sky Aelans. The film will be available to watch online on August 9th at 12pm SBT (Solomon Islands Time) on International Indigenous Peoples’ Day.


Daazhraii Princess posing with woman and young child

June 16, 2021

Princess Daazhraii Johnson and the generation reclaiming Gwich'in


Princess Daazhraii Johnson (Neets'aii Gwich'in) is an Indigenous TV and film producer on a journey of learning, reclaiming, and revitalizing her ancestral language of Gwich’in, which is only spoken by a few hundred people.