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Researcher Chanel Sam and local village partner Japanesei Lalep help identify tree species recorded during forest surveys in the island of Tanna, Vanuatu.

May 16, 2024

Indigenous Guardianship Contributed to Pacific Island’s Forest Recovery After Cyclone, Study Finds

The remarkable case of Vanuatu serves as a powerful example of the vital role of customary land practices in protecting biodiversity, to be remembered on International Day for Biological Diversity.

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Sepik Peoples rowing on a boat along the Sepik River.

March 4, 2024

Part II: The Fight for Free, Prior and Informed Consent for the Indigenous Peoples along the Sepik River

Nancy Kelsey

This article is the second in a two-part series about the years-long battle faced by the Sepik Peoples to halt the construction of a gold and copper mine on the Frieda River, an upper tributary of the Sepik River.

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View of a home on the sepik river

March 4, 2024

Part I: The Sepik Peoples' years-long battle to halt mining along the Frieda River in Papua New Guinea

Nancy Kelsey

This article is the first in a two-part series about the years-long battle faced by the Sepik Peoples to halt the construction of a gold and copper mine on the Frieda River, an upper tributary of the Sepik River.

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Indigenous woman surfing on big wave

March 30, 2022

Spotlight: Beyond the Narrative - The Perfect Wave with Hannah Bennett

Seedcast

In this spotlight, listen to Nia Tero Storytelling Fellow Fenton Lutunatabua's Beyond the Narrative interview with professional surfer Hannah Bennett (Rotuman, based in Fiji) to learn about the connection between surfing and stewardship of oceans.

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A man and two women dance in front of a waterfall

August 20, 2021

Rooted by Mia Kami

"This song and this video is for all people with a yearning for home because we are rooted in our place, our cultures, our traditions, and our people. Because no matter where we are, we are here to stay." - Mia Kami (Tongan), 2020 Storytelling Fellow

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Ciara Lacy

August 13, 2021

Pacific Northwest Art Fellowship Portrait - Ciara Lacy (Kanaka Maoli)

This short film features Ciara Lacy (Kānaka Maoli), a Native Hawaiian filmmaker from Mililani on Oahu, Hawai'i, on the healing power of culture, and the exciting shift in perspective coming with new and emerging Indigenous filmmakers.

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