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    Resources: 85 listings
    Name and Description Nation Location
    Communicating Across Cultures
    by Steve Newcomb, Director of the Indigenous Law Institute in Eugene, OR.
    Communicating across cultures can be as difficult as it is rewarding. This is certainly true when it comes to encounters between Native and non-Native people working in the environmental movement.
    Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration
      America - South
    ETC group, formerly known as Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI), is dedicated to the conservation and sustainable advancement of cultural and ecological diversity and human rights. To this end, ETC group supports socially responsible developments of technologies useful to the poor and marginalized and it addresses international governance issues and corporate power.
    Akwesasne Task Force on the Environment
    Akwesasne Canada
    The Akwesasne Task Force on the Environment (ATFE) is a grassroots organization composed of members of the Mohawk community and organizations within Akwesasne for the purpose of collectively addressing the environmental concerns of the Mohawk Nation.
    Aotea Harbour, New Zealand
      Aotearoa-New Zealand
    Conservation and protection of Aotea Harbour. Site maintained by local tribe, Ngati te Wehi (Okapu Marae).
    Association for the Advancement of Indigenous Resouces - Northern Cheyenne
    Cheyenne US - Northwest
    The Association for the Advancement of Indigenous Resources, (AAIR) is a grass roots organization comprised of residents of the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, (including off-reservation representatives) with representation from each of the 5 districts on the reservation and including a representative of the commonly referred to 6th district, or Ree District, (Rosebud Creek west of the mouth of Muddy Creek and east of Busby), comprising a 9 member board of directors. Our goal is to: "organize exclusively for the purpose of public benefit and economic development and may include legislative, educational, scientific, charitable and other activities to promote education about the development of Coal Bed Methane and utilization of (OTHER) Natural Resources on Northern Cheyenne lands."
    Atmospheric Tests in Native American Domains
    Mohave US - Southwest
    This page describes in words and images the terrible cost of the atmospheric testing of atomic bombs in the Pacific and the Nevada desert to humans (both Native and non-Native Americans) and to the natural environment.
    More sites on www.angelfire.com
    Beverly and Qamanirjuaq Caribou Management
    Biodiversidad en América Latina
      America - South
    Un sitio para compartir el trabajo de quienes defienden la biodiversidad y los derechos de lso pueblos
    Bois Forte Department of Natural Resources Website
    Chippewa US - Northeast
    The Bois Forte Band of Chippewa is located in northern Minnesota, approximately sixty miles south and west of International Falls, MN and the Canadian Border. We have a long, rich history in natural resource use and management, much of which focuses on wild rice. The Manoomin, or "food that grows on the water" is a gift from the Creator, and is something that has sustained our people physically and spiritually for centuries. We cherish this gift, and hope to share our interest with you.
    Bridging Indigenous and Traditional Scientific Approaches
      US - West
    by Susan D. Hernandez, Mary E. Clark, and Mansel Nelson; hosted by The Uranium and Radiation Education Outreach (UREO) in Navajo Nation
    This paper presents two projects that bridge the span between indigenous and Western approaches to waste management issues that specifically affect native peoples.
    More sites on www4.nau.edu
    Buffalo Field Campaign
      United States
    Buffalo Field Campaign is the only group working in the field, every day, in defense of the last wild buffalo, the Yellowstone herd. BFC volunteers document all actions taken against the buffalo and advocate for their lasting protection. BFC also works with First Nations to advocate for tribal participation in all decisions affecting this last wild and genetically unique herd. Help stop the senseless slaughter of the sacred buffalo by Montana and federal government agencies. Volunteers are provided room and board.
    Care for the Earth
    MicMac US - Northeast
    The Care for the Earth Project features Micmac/Mohawk performing artist, Kenneth Little Hawk, in order to spread his message of environmental harmony and respect for all life. Little Hawk says, "We are all a part of nature, not apart from nature."
    Center for Indigenous Knowledge for Agriculture and Rural Development
    The Center for Indigenous Knowledge for Agriculture and Rural Development (CIKARD) at Iowa State University focuses its activities on preserving and using the local knowledge of farmers and other rural people around the globe. CIKARD was established at Iowa State University in October 1987 as part of ISU's Technology and Social Change Program. Its goal is to collect indigenous knowledge and make it available to development professionals and scientists.
    More sites on www.ciesin.org
    Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources
    The Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources, Inc. (CIER) is a First Nations' environmental corporation created by a Board of First Nations' leaders from across Canada.
    Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation
    More sites on www.warmsprings.com
    Convention on Biological Diversity
      America - South
    Biological diversity - or biodiversity - is the term given to the variety of life on Earth and the natural patterns it forms. The biodiversity we see today is the fruit of billions of years of evolution, shaped by natural processes and, increasingly, by the influence of humans. It forms the web of life of which we are an integral part and upon which we so fully depend.
    Department of Defense Native American Lands Environmental Mitigation Program
      United States
    Since before World War II, many Department of Defense (DoD) activities, including weapons testing, practice bombing, and field maneuvers, have affected Native American lands. DoD initiated the Native American Lands Environmental Mitigation Program ("Indian Lands Program") to address these environmental impacts.
    More sites on www.denix.osd.mil
    Department of the Interior
    On behalf of the more than 70,000 dedicated employees of the Department of the Interior, I want to welcome you to the Department and invite you to explore the broad range of opportunities for recreation, education, and conservation on the lands and facilities that we manage. There is truly something for everyone to enjoy in our National Park system, wildlife refuges, monuments, and recreation areas.
    More sites on www.doi.gov
    Devistation of Forest Fires
    The devistation caused by forest fires is a subject that is important to all of us. The majority of information on fires is how beneficial they are, and how fast re-growth occurs. A good share of this information is at best misleading. The fire situation is only going to get worse unless drastic changes are made.
    More sites on www.thefurtrapper.com
    Diné CARE ~ Diné Citizens Against Ruining our Environment
    Navajo US - Southwest
    Diné CARE is an all-Navajo environmental organization, based within the Navajo homeland. We strive to educate and advocate for our traditional teachings as we protect and provide a voice for all life in the Four Sacred Mountains. We promote alternative uses of natural resources that are consistent with the Diné philosophy of Beauty Way. Our main goal is to empower local and traditional people to organize, speak out and determine their own destinies.
    Earthwatch Institute
    A nonprofit membership organization founded in 1972, is one of the world's largest private sponsors of scientific field research projects. Our mission is to improve human understanding of the planet, the diversity of its inhabitants, and the processes that affect the quality of life on Earth.
    Ecology and Society
    Special Feature on Traditional Knowledge in Social-Ecological Systems
      America - South
    EnviroLink is a non-profit organization...a grassroots online community that unites hundreds of organizations and volunteers around the world with millions of people in over 130 countries.
    More sites on envirolink.org
    Environlink Online Environment Community
    The largest online environmental information resource on the planet. EnviroLink is a non-profit organization...a grassroots online community that unites hundreds of organizations and volunteers around the world with millions of people in over 130 countries.
    Environmental Disaster at Mohawk Nation
    Mohawk US - Northeast
    At Akwesasne (St. Regis Indian Reservation), people are being told that their water has been contaminated since November. The people have been told not to drink the water, do dishes, or bathe in it.
    More sites on www.nativeweb.org
    Environmental Information - Native American Communities in North Carolina
    More sites on sunsite.unc.edu
    Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Environmental Protection Department
    Paiute United States
    Environmental Department information, environmental education resources, environmental news in Nevada, environmental newsletters and publications for the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe.
    More sites on www.fpst.org
    Forest Conservation Portal
      America - South
    The Forest Conservation Portal provides vast rainforest, forest and biodiversity conservation news & information, including the ability to fully search reviewed forest conservation information on the Internet. The mission of Forests.org is to contribute to ending deforestation, preserving old-growth forests, conserving all forests, maintaining climatic systems and commencing the age of ecological restoration.
    Kuna America - South
    Ong Indigena conservacionista (A nongovernmental indigenous organization, without profit aims, that it has like motto: `the Indigenous Development and the Environmental Conservation.`. Dobbo Yala is the union of two indigenous words that mean earth, territory, atmosphere. Dobbo, in language Gnóbe and Yala, Kuna language.)
    Global Volunteer Network
    Quechua Pacific - South
    We place volunteers in community projects in China, Ecuador, Ghana, Nepal, New Zealand, Romania, Russia, Thailand, and Uganda. Our vision is to support the work of local community organizations in developing countries through the placement of international volunteers. We believe that local communities are in the best position to determine their needs, and we provide volunteers to help them achieve their goals. Our Ecuador program allows volunteers to participate in research stations throughout the country, ranging from the Galapagos Islands and coastal mangrove swamps to the Amazon rainforest and high-altitude cloud forest. Volunteer activities include reforestation, wildlife surveys and working with local communities to develop sound agricultural practices. While the program's main focus is environmental, it also allows volunteers to interact with the local community.
    More sites on www.volunteer.org.nz
    Grassroots Science
      US - Alaska
    I’ve had a few people ask about research assistance, sort of tutoring, in their studies on environment, health, social and cultural sciences. This may be of interest to a wider group of folks, so I set up this non-commercial blog as an experiment. The site is focussed on the bird flu at the moment, because people are asking questions. A little over 10 years ago we had a “mystery illness” which killed healthy people (hantavirus) in New Mexico. We in the Pueblos couldn’t wait for IHS or CDC to figure out what the disease was and how to protect ourselves, if only from our own panic. We pooled our existing knowledge and expertise which helped our communities in their planning. [Sometimes it takes awhile for institutions to catch up with their constituents.]
    Guiana Shield Media Project
      America - Central
    The objective of the Guiana Shield Media Project is to produce information for regional and international distribution about environmental issues in the Guiana Shield territory.
    Haudenosaunee Environmental Task Force
    Haudenosaunee Canada - Eastern
    Project to Create a Culturally Based Environmental Protection Process
    "With the spirit of the Kaswentha and the Silver Covenant Chain. We propose to create an environmental protection process from within the canoe, from within who we are as Haudenosaunee. At the same time, we propose to bring out the Silver Covenant Chain and polish it so that this project is done cooperatively within the context of the complexities of contemporary society..."
    Healing Earth Connection
    Lakota United States
    Wojupi Wiconi Waste, Lakota for Garden of Good Life", is a horticultural program for Elementary students on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. With a focus on reconnecting with the healing energies of Mother Earth, this program brings Lakota children back into harmony with the Earth while teaching the natural balance and cycles of nature through the hands-on application of organic gardening principals. The fruits and vegetables grown in the students' garden will nurture the body and promote a better state of health for the children.
    Indigenous Declaration on Water
    Shuswap Canada - Western
    July 8th, 2001 Musqueam Territory
    "As Indigenous Peoples, we raise our voices in solidarity to speak for the protection of Water. The Creator placed us on this earth, each in our own sacred and traditional lands, to care for all of creation. We have always governed ourselves as Peoples to ensure the protection and purity of Water. We stand united to follow and implement our knowledge, laws and self-determination to preserve Water, to preserve life. Our message is clear: Protect Water Now!"
    This PDF document is made available by blueplanetproject.net
    Indigenous Environmental Network
      United States
    The Indigenous Environmental Network is an alliance of grassroots indigenous peoples whose mission is to protect the sacredness of Mother Earth from contamination and exploitation by strengthening maintaining and respecting the traditional teachings and the natural laws.
    Indigenous Forest Keepers
      America - South
    Website focuses on the nature preserving culture of the Lokono, Warau and Carib indigenous peoples of Guyana, South America. It aims to support these traditional techniques by giving the opportunity to purchase art by indigenous artist Claudette De Vieira Fleming.
    Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals
      US - West
    ITEP was established in 1992 at Northern Arizona University, with a vision to assist Indian Tribes in the management of their environmental resources through effective training and education programs.
    More sites on www4.nau.edu
    International Rivers Network
      America - South
    The IRN web site is a global resource for all people who share our concern for protecting and restoring the world's rivers and ensuring respect for the rights of riverine communities.
    Intertribal Council On Utility Policy
    Sioux US - Central
    The Intertribal COUP is a nonprofit council of federally recognized Indian tribes in North and South Dakota, Nebraska, and Iowa, with affiliates throughout the northern Great Plains. Organized in 1994, it is chartered and headquartered on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation to provide a tribal forum for policy issues dealing with telecommunications and energy utility operations and services. Intertribal COUP strongly adheres to the principles of tribal self-determination and ecological sustainability, supporting the development of sustainable homeland economies built upon renewable energy resources.
    KAHEA- the Hawaiian-Environmental Alliance
      US - Hawaii
    KAHEA is an alliance of Native Hawaiian cultural practitioners, environmental activists and others concerned about protecting traditional and customary rights and our fragile environment.
    Kaitiaki web site
    Maori Aotearoa-New Zealand
    An on-line community web site for kaitiaki Mäori, containing resources for those involved in environment, resource and heritage management.
    Land Management Project, Australian National University
      Australia - Torres Strait
    "The goal of the Land Management Project is to understand the critical role of land managers in sustaining production from the land." Special focus on Papua New Guinea
    Long Beach Model Forest
      Canada - Western
    Midwest Treaty Network - Environmental Challenges
    An alliance of Indian and non-Indian groups supporting Native American sovereignty
    More sites on www.alphacdc.com
    NAETS - Native American Environmental Tracking System
    The Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations and Environment) has developed this database to track and maintain information on potential impacts to Native American Lands. This web page provides information on reported environmental impacts on American Indian and Alaska Native lands and resources resulting from Department of Defense activities.
    National Environmental Coalition Of Native Americans
    Native American Environmentalists working to keep nuclear waste off Indian lands.
    More sites on www.alphacdc.com
    National Park Service
    Features Indian historical and archeological elements within the National Park System.
    More sites on www.nps.gov
    Native American Fish & Wildlife Society
      US - West
    The Society is a non-profit membership organization. It exists for the protection, preservation and enhancement of Native American fish & wildlife resources. The Society's purposes are charitable, educational, scientific and cultural.
    Native American Lands Environment Mitigation Program (NALEMP)
      United States
    One of the Department of Defense’s proudest accomplishments is the progress we have made toward building collaborative relationships with American Indians and Alaska Natives. Central to our efforts to address environmental impacts on Indian lands is the DoD American Indian and Alaska Native Policy.
    More sites on www.denix.osd.mil
    Native Americans and the Environment
    This site provides a fast and comprehensive guide to many of the environmental issues, organizations and subjects relevant to Native American communities in the various geographical/cultural regions of North America. Includes a database with bibliographic entries and Internet resources.
    Native Dispute Resolution Network
      United States
    The purpose of the Network is to create a centralized, broadly accessible, and valued referral system of dispute resolution practitioners with the knowledge and experience needed to assist parties involved in environmental, natural resources, or public/trust lands issues where American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and federal agencies are primary parties. A program of the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution.
    Native Energy
    Sioux US - Central
    NativeEnergy is a national marketer of renewable energy credits or "green tags," offering individuals and organizations a means to compensate for their global warming pollution, or to effectively power their homes and businesses with renewable energy. NativeEnergy’s patent-pending business process brings upfront payment to renewable projects for their future green tag output, enabling its customers to help finance the construction of new wind farms and other renewable energy projects, such as tribal wind projects and methane digesters on Pennsylvania family dairy farms, which directly reduce our reliance on fossil fuels to meet the nation’s electricity needs.
    NativeNet: Human Genome Diversity Project articles from NATIVE-L
      America - South
    The following articles, taken from the NATIVE-L mailing list, concern the Human Genome Diversity Project, which is being planned from an office at Stanford University in California.
    More sites on bioc09.uthscsa.edu
    Never Cry Wolf Rescue
    Choctaw United States
    O'siyo (soft winds). Come and visit our web site and learn what we have forgot.
    Nikko and the Sioux
      US - Southeast
    Wolf education and presentation program, with rehabilitated Eastern timber wolf .
    No Dirty Gold - Western Shoshone Nation
    Shoshone US - Southwest
    Indigenous Peoples unite to oppose destructive mining practices across North America
    Lakota US - Central
    This site is about the wild horses in North Dakota that descended from the Plains Indian horses. The conservancy seeks to preserve the Native American type horse and offer opportunities to educate people about the horses and how they effected the culture of the Native Americans as well as reintroduce these horses and horsemanship to the people on the local reservation.
    Participatory Avenues
    Integrated Approaches to Participatory Development (IAPAD) - Participatory Avenues supports the culture of knowledge dissemination and acts as focal point for sharing information and technical progress on community-based mapping techniques and Public Participation GIS (PPGIS). The website provides ample documentation on Participatory 3D Modelling (P3DM), an efficient tool for merging peoples' knowledge (cognitive maps) and traditional spatial information. P3DM can be successfully applied at grassroots level when dealing with collaborative research, planning and management of natural resources, watershed management, conflict resolution and resource tenure.
    This site tell you all about Patalkot and its native people, Bharia and Gonds, about their lifestyle also find environmental and botanical research work done by Dr Deepak Acharya.
    Rainforest Actions Network
      America - South
    Resource Renewal Institute
    The Resource Renewal Institute (RRI) is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization that supports innovative environmental management strategies in the United States and worldwide. RRI's mission is to catalyze the development and implementation of green plans.
    Rocky Mountain Institute
    Rocky Mountain Institute is an entrepreneurial, nonprofit organization that fosters the efficient and restorative use of resources to create a more secure, prosperous, and life-sustaining world.
    Sacred Earth Network Indigenous People Project
      US - Northeast
    SEN's involvement in indigenous issues in Northern Eurasia goes back several years. There is an urgent need for Siberian native groups to connect directly with their counterparts in North America for mutual benefit. Our Siberian indigenous partners have themselves requested such exchange and partnership.
    Quechua America - South
    The Kichwa community of Sarayacu is located in the Pastaza province in the Amazonian region of Ecuador.
    Shiny gold - poisoned land
    Shoshone US - Southwest
    By Renate Domnick (Society for threatened peoples). English version by Elisa Grazzi.
    Four of the biggest international gold companies operate on Western Shoshone land. Gold extraction produces more waste than any other mining activity. In fact, 99.9% of dug material is useless, as there are only 1 to 3 grams of gold in each ton of rocks.
    South Iceland Institute of Natural History
    Environmental conditions and issues in Iceland.
    St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Environment Division
    Mohawk US - Northeast
    The efforts of the Environment Division are directed toward preventing disease and injury, while at the same time, promoting lifestyles that respect, protect and enhance the environment for the next seven generations at Akwesasne. Largely due to the fact that the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation is situated next to a Superfund site highly contaminated with toxic chemicals, this Tribe has one of the most advanced environment divisions of any Tribe in the Country.
    Sustainable Nations Development Project
      US - West
    Native American led and staffed nonprofit providing renewable energy, sustainable building, and alternative wastewater treatment training and project development for Native Peoples.
    Cofan America - South
    Indigenous peoples of the Ecuadoran Amazon are suing Texaco for massive environmental damages to their historical lands.
    The Arid Lands Newsletter
      US - Southwest
    The Arid Lands Newsletter is published semiannually for an international readership by the Arid Lands Information Center (ALIC) at The Office of Arid Lands Studies, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, The University of Arizona.
    The Aujaqsuittuq Project
      Arctic Circle
    The Arctic I.Cc.E. Project - The Aujaqsuittuq Project is an initiative to record traditional knowledge of Arctic climate change. This circumpolar effort involves taping interviews, oral histories and ethnographies with Arctic native peoples and making them available to climate scientists and the general public on the Internet and in communities libraries throughout the Arctic. The hope is that the resulting archive will provide scientists with new insights into Arctic climate change, will offer fresh perspective on existing scientific data and will give future generations a glimpse of what it was like to live through this period of dramatic change. Recording will begin in the winter of 2005-2006. At that time we will activate an in-depth website with Real Audio capabilities. Until then, the blog (address above) is the project's temporary Internet venue.
    The Land Is Ours
      Europe & Russia
    TLIO campaigns peacefully for access to the land, its resources, and the decision-making processes affecting them, for everyone, irrespective of race, gender or age.
    The Talking Tree
      US - Southwest
    A tribute to Creator and Mother Earth; A tribute to all the warrior spirits of those who fought and continue to fight for the Creator-given Rights of all Native Americans.
    Tibetan Plateau Project (TPP)
    Tribal Environmental Law Project
      US - Central
    University of North Dakota Law School
    More sites on www.law.und.nodak.edu
    tropical field station with the Itza Maya
    Maya America - Central
    The tropical fieldstation in San josé, Petén, Guatemala works with the Itzá Maya in San José, Petén since 1990. Cultural survival, etnobotany and environmental questions of the tropical forest are the main points of our studies. We invite students and interested tourists
    More sites on www.geocities.com
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    More sites on www.fws.gov
    Uranium and Radiation Education Outreach (UREO)
    Navajo US - West
    The Uranium and Radiation Education Outreach (UREO) in Navajo Nation is an educational and public program implemented by the Environmental Education Outreach Program (EEOP) at Northern Arizona University (NAU) and the Uranium Education Program (UEP) at Dine’ College. The goal of UREO is to increase awareness of uranium and radiation health effects and environmental issues for elementary students, high school students, and community members living in communities that are impacted by uranium mining activities on the Navajo Nation.
    More sites on www4.nau.edu
    Walk to Remember
    Anishinaabe United States
    The Walk to Remember, Summer 2000, was lived as a sacred journey around Lake Superior to bring forth community visions to protect the air, land and water for the Seven Generations yet to come. Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world, is an important source of food, livelihood and drinking water. Lake Superior is also an important part of the spirituality of the Anishinabeg. It is now threatened due to contamination, global warming caused by over-development, and a growing,global water crisis that further threatens the sanctity of its waters and many life forms that depend on clean waters.
    White Hawk Wolf Sanctuary
    White Hawk Wolf is dedicated to educating the public about wolves and their role within Native American culture. Teaching our youth about endangered species and preserving mother earth. Native American stories, legends, and myths about wolves. Educational facts and information about wolves, wolf recovery, and endangered species.
    Wishtoyo Foundation/Ventura Coastkeepers
    Chumash US - Northwest
    Wishtoyo/Ventura Coastkeepers is a Native American organization that utilizs traditonal Chumash cultural values and practices to foster environmental awareness. As A Coastkeeper it is one of 80 Keeper organizations that operate nationally under the Water Keeper Alliance, which is headed by Robert Kennedy Jr.
    World Heritage Centre Environmental Protection Program
    With 552 cultural and natural sites already protected worldwide, the World Heritage Centre is working to make sure that future generations can inherit the treasures of the past. And yet, most sites face a variety of threats, particularly in today's environement. The preservation of this common heritage concerns us all.
    More sites on www.unesco.org
    Ponca United States
    ASW Associates, Inc. is an American Indian Owned and managed environmental and engineering consulting firm with headquarters in Lincoln, Nebraska.
    Yamal Peninsula's Contested Terrain
      Arctic Circle
    More sites on www.lib.uconn.edu

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