Indigenous Guardianship

Riverboat trapped on a sandbank during one of the worst droughts ever recorded in the Brazilian Amazon.

November 3, 2023

Historic Drought Threatens Indigenous Lives and Ecosystems in the Amazon

In the Brazilian Amazon, an ongoing historic drought poses a significant threat to Indigenous Peoples, local communities and entire ecosystems.


THRIVING PEOPLES. THRIVING PLACES. Indigenous women leaders portrait artwork wildposting on the street in New York City, NY, USA in 2021.

September 5, 2023

Celebrating Indigenous Women as Leaders for Their Peoples and the Planet

Every September 5th, International Day of Indigenous Women celebrates the vital role of Indigenous women leaders for their communities, the ecosystems they inhabit, and, ultimately, all life on Earth.


View of the Blackfeet Ceremonial Summer Camp 2023

August 18, 2023

Reconnecting with the Sacred: A Visit to the Blackfeet Ceremonial Summer Camp

Michael Painter, Managing Director, Programs

From July 19-25, 2023, Nia Tero's Blackfeet Nation partners held their annual summer circle camp outside Browning, Montana. It is an important time of the year when the Blackfeet Nation comes together to renew their sacred connections to the world.


Garden Walkthrough by Jared Lank

March 2, 2023

Reimagining Brilliant Black and Indigenous Futures

Tracy Rector

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.


Leo Cerda, Sonia Guajajara, and Nina Gualinga at COP27 in Egypt. Photo by Tracy Rector

March 1, 2023

Coming Soon: Seedcast Season 3


Our Seedcast podcast returns on March 15 with a new season, and host Jessica Ramirez will continue guiding us through a whole new series of stories at the intersections of Indigenous land guardianship, culture, and rights.


Photo courtesy of Razelle Benally (Oglala Lakota/Diné) from the film MURDER IN BIG HORN.

January 18, 2023

Narrative Sovereignty is Reaffirming Indigenous Guardianship at Sundance Film Festival

Nancy Kelsey

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.