How Can We Better Support Our Indigenous Allies?

We all live on lands taken from indigenous people. Consider how you can become an ally in supporting actions that acknowledge the land on which we are guests, and support efforts at indigenous land protection and reclamation, history truth-telling, and healing. 

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Greg Sarris: Keynote, Geography of Hope 2017

In this video, Greg Sarris, Chief of the Federated Indians of the Graton Rancheria, gives a powerful keynote address that offers a history lesson about the coastal tribes of this…

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Corinna Gould: Keynote, Our Common Home Summit

In this video, Corinna Gould, spokesperson for the Confederated Villages of Lisjan, describes how Ohlone land was stolen numerous times and her people nearly erased (32 min). Corrina says, “If…

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Melissa Nelson: Interview with KWMR’s Lyons Filmer

Melissa Nelson is an Anishinaabe ecologist, writer, indigenous scholar-activist and president/CEO of the Cultural Conservancy. She was recently in conversation at our events with author Barry Lopez and filmmaker Toby…

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Caleen Sisk: Keynote, Geography of Hope 2018

In this video, Chief Caleen Sisk of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe tells the story of the salmon—describing their importance and their miraculous nature and journey (9:13 min). In March, Caleen’s…

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Recommended Reading: Better Allies

Traditional Ecological Knowledge: Learning from Indigenous Practices for Environmental Sustainability, edited by Melissa K. Nelson and Daniel Shilling

How a Mountain Was Made: Stories, Greg Sarris

The Way We Lived: California Indian Stories, Songs, and Reminiscences, edited and with commentary by Malcolm Margolin; foreword by Michael Connolly Miskwish

There There, Tommy Orange

Savage Dreams;  A Journey into the Hidden Wars of the American WestRebecca Solnit

Survival Skills of Native CaliforniaPaul Campbell

An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873Benjamin Madley

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