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Forest Peoples Programme

Almost all of the forests that cover the Earth are inhabited. Despite this fact, the forest policies of most countries regard the forest land as empty and exploitable. Additionally, some conservation projects that hope to establish wildlife preserves also deny the rights of forest people. The website of the Forest Peoples Programme, a 20-year-old British based-group, offers insight into what...
Guide to Indigenous Land and Territorial Acknowledgements for Cultural Institutions

Educators, librarians, and community leaders may enjoy this resource, a "Guide to Indigenous Land and Territorial Acknowledgements for Cultural Institutions." The guide is designed for "institutions such as museums, archives, libraries, and universities," to promote recognition and respect for "Indigenous homelands, inherent sovereignty, and survivance." Land and territorial acknowledgements...
On the Land

Westernized discussions of land planning are often disingenuous to the Indigenous voices and experiences that protected "the land despite generations of attempted and forced genocide, removal, and assimilation." On the Land re-centers these voices and stories. The podcast is a project of Deenaalee ("a Deg Xit'an Athabaskan and Supiaq womxn," whose pursuits include podcast production, public policy...
What Conservation Efforts Can Learn from Indigenous Communities

A recent report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) reveals that "nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history." This harrowing statistic is not without a glimmer of hope. Annie Sneed's May 2019 article for Scientific American distills information from the report and highlights one of the key takeaways:...