Promoting Indigenous-Led Conservation and Nationhood
The Indigenous Leadership Initiative is an Indigenous-led effort to strengthen Indigenous Nationhood across Canada, as well as the cultural responsibility to conservation and a sustainable approach to development.
First Nations Ecological Conservation Alliance
Wishtoyo Foundation has created the First Nations Ecological Conservation Alliance to leverage the knowledge and vested interests of all First Nations Peoples in order to increase their collective ability to protect the health and longevity of the cultural and natural resources all people depend on.
Peoples Action Institute Project: Mni Wizipan Wakan Project
The Missouri River Basin is a threatened bioregion due to unmitigated abuse by extractive fossil fuel industries, aided and abetted by federal and local government policies and actions which deny sovereign and inherent Native rights to manage land and water resources.
Building Capacity For Indigenous Climate Action
Indigenous Climate Action is the only Indigenous climate justice organization in Canada and is working to prioritize Indigenous peoples and communities as agents of change for climate change solutions.
Pine Ridge Girl’s School: Empowering a New Generation of Water Activists
Anpo Wicahpi, the Pine Ridge Girls’ School, is an all-girls school that uses an empowerment and cultural rootedness approach to transform Lakota girls, living in one of the poorest counties in America into strong, activist, vocal community leaders.
Indigenous Environmental Network
An alliance of Indigenous Peoples whose shared mission is to protect the sacredness of the Earth by respecting and adhering to Indigenous knowledge against a rising tide of extractive industries contaminating and exploiting our shared natural resources.
Supporting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Supporting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline
Protecting Four Pristine Rivers From Rapid Mining Development
The region encompassing South East Alaska and North West British Columbia is the world’s last and largest intact temporal rainforest. Four major pristine rivers, the Alsek, Taku, Stikine, and Unuk feed the salmon forest and sustain local communities.
Tribal Leaders Uniting To Fight Mining In Bristol Bay, Alaska
United Tribes of Bristol Bay was founded in 2013 to unite the tribal voice by six Bristol Bay tribes and its member tribes now represent fourteen of the Yup’ik, Denai’na, and Alutiq indigenous communities in Bristol Bay—over half the population of the region.
Cultural Survival and Rainforest Protection
LDF is partnering with Amazon Frontlines to empower indigenous people in the Amazon to protect and defend their lands and culture by supporting a strategic collaboration between four indigenous tribes in the region, standing together against oil and timber interests.
Supporting Consensus-building for Indigenous Leaders
Indigena supports community-initiated projects that translate and connect ancient wisdom with current ways of life to provide connective threads of consensus, healing, agreement, and vision for indigenous communities working to protect the Earth.
Protecting Indigenous Lands of the Amazon
Amazon Watch’s mission is to protect the rainforest and advance the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin, supporting indigenous-led initiatives in protecting more than 60 million acres of rainforest from oil development and mega-dams.
Through collaborative partnerships, we support innovative projects that protect vulnerable wildlife from extinction, while restoring balance to threatened ecosystems and communities. Our work is divided into six main program areas – Wildlands Conservation, Oceans Conservation, Climate Change, Indigenous Rights, Transforming California, and Innovative Solutions.Explore Our Programs