North America

Vina Brown (Heiltsuk) and Heiltsuk and Haida dancers at the ceremonial gathering before the meetings began welcomed participants.

June 5, 2024

Asserting Our Power by Connecting with Each Other: Growing Interest in a US Network of Indigenous Guardians

Michael Painter and Nancy Kelsey

Young Lummi Nation Blackhawk  dancers filled a hall in northern Washington State with joy and hope at a gathering in April.


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.


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

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.


Matt Remle portrait

September 28, 2022

He Who Charges with Thunder: A Conversation with Matt Remle


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.


Valerie Courtois

May 25, 2022

Valérie Courtois and Sacred Kinship in the Boreal


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.


Person standing with graduation cap and gown in front of water and mountains.

April 13, 2022

A State of Perpetual Memory: Native Identity Through Connection to Land


There is no singular Indigenous experience. We take a walk with five Indigenous Peoples from five different regions of Turtle Island to hear their stories about their identities, their cultures, and their connections to land.