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'Indigenous Data Sovereignty: How Researchers can Empower Data Governance' with Lydia Jennings

Indigenous land management practices result in higher species richness, less deforestation, and land degradation than non-Indigenous strategies. Many environmental researchers, data repositories, and data service operations recognize the importance of collaborating with Indigenous nations,…

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Coastal Guardian Watchmen Program Business Case

Coastal Guardian Watchmen Program: A Business Case

As the original stewards of their territories, the Coastal First Nations along British Columbia’s North Coast, Central Coast and Haida Gwaii have been working to establish and grow Guardian Watchmen programs, in some cases for several decades. These programs have come to play an important role in…

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Tribal Climate Tools To Engage Community & Build Resilience

Tribal Climate Tools To Engage Community & Build Resilience

The following toolkit is designed to support Tribal efforts to prepare vulnerability assessments, and adaptation and resilienceplans. The toolkit includes approaches to community engagement as well as methodologies and tactics to set priorities and develop step by step blueprints to map adaptive…

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Preparing for the health impacts of climate change in Indigenous communities: The role of community-based adaptation

Preparing for the health impacts of climate change in Indigenous communities: The role of community-based adaptation

Climate change presents substantial risks to the health of Indigenous peoples. Research is needed to inform health policy and practice for managing risks, with community based adaptation (CBA) emerging as one approach to conducting research to support such efforts. Few, if any, studies however,…

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Brenda Child: The Red Lake Nation: Laying a Solid Foundation for Constitutional Reform

In this informative interview with NNI's Ian Record, Brenda Child, member of the Red Lake Constitution Reform Initiative Committee, discusses how the Committee has worked methodically to set in place a solid foundation upon which to engage Red Lake citizens about the Red Lake constitution and…

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Environmental Wisdom: Keeping Indigenous Stories Alive

Environmental Wisdom: Keeping Indigenous Stories Alive

"Long ago, when animals were gente..." Those words, uttered countless times by indigenous Amazonian storytellers, blur the boundary between humans and other creatures in the forests and rivers, revealing a different view of the way human and non-human worlds intertwine. "You can't talk about…

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Indigenous Youth Help USFWS Restore Fish Passage on Cochiti Pueblo

Indigenous Youth Help USFWS Restore Fish Passage on Cochiti Pueblo

Ask a group of teenagers their idea of fun and you might get answers like hanging out with friends, dodging opponents during a game of laser tag or playing their favorite video games. But for a group of Native American youth from several of New Mexico’s pueblos, fun meant working outside on a warm…

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Muscogee (Creek) Nation Creates Conservation District With USDA

Muscogee (Creek) Nation Creates Conservation District With USDA

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation, working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), has established a conservation district, the two entities announced on November 19...

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Tribal Transformation: Quechan Help Bring Lower Colorado River Habitat Back to Life

Tribal Transformation: Quechan Help Bring Lower Colorado River Habitat Back to Life

The Colorado River, once home to riverboats and a source of liquid sustenance to many, has been referred to as America’s Nile, the most important river in the Southwest. Until recently a section of the lower Colorado with the city of Yuma on one side and the Quechan Indian tribe on the other was a…