This Bioneers Collection speaks to the elemental connection between people and place in the context of the practical knowledge and cultural wisdom of our “old-growth” indigenous cultures. It vibrantly speaks to how all people can “re-indigenize” ourselves to our common home on planet Earth, as well as to our immediate community and bioregion, ecologically and culturally. These visionary indigenous leaders offer ways we can reinvent culture so that we can re-learn local, place-based ways to take care of human needs while sustaining the gifts of the Earth for future generations.
These leaders also illuminate what First Peoples sometimes call “The Original Instructions,” guiding principles, values, ethics, social processes and tools for how a culture or society can organize itself in relation to place, embody kinship, and practice peace. They teach us how to be a good human being in right relationship to the web of life and each other.
The Indigeneity Collection highlights how old-growth cultures have learned to live for the long haul in relative balance with natural systems. They are the guardians of lands that contain as much as 80 percent of the world’s remaining biodiversity, and protecting biocultural diversity is essential to conserve lands, species, traditional knowledge and ancient cultures.
The Indigeneity Collection is rich with both ancient wisdom and contemporary adaptive strategies that are of crucial importance for all people today seeking to create a sustainable, just and wise world.
“All of the survival techniques we learned about our relations to cultivars and everything at this hour stands in peril. And our relationship to wild plan...View»
“What I’ve been telling folks is that climate change is the civil rights issue of my generation. It impacts virtually every segment of society, incl...View»
"A worldview that understands indigeneity is a paradigm of regeneration, a worldview rooted in enduring values in what we call our original instructions, c...View»
For thousands of years, First Peoples have successfully managed the complex reciprocal relationships between biological and human cultures using Traditional Eco...View»
From North America to the Kalahari, Jeannette Armstrong, Marlowe Sam, Evan Pritchard, Kxao=Oma and Megan Biesele share powerful stories of how indigenous social...View»
How secure are a far-flung global economy – and our food supply – in a time of climate change? Native American historian John Mohawk explores how ci...View»