Mni Wiconi: The Stand at Standing Rock

“What is happening in North Dakota and the efforts of the Oceti Sakowin and others is about many things; stopping the desecration of sacred, cultural and burial sites, honoring treaty …

Currency of Connection

~ Written by Rowen White ~ Rain is falling on the roof, the stove is bubbling with a fragrant stew, the hearth is alit with warm fire…. I have lived …

We Are Power

~ Written by John Trudell ~ “The largest gathering in recent years of indigenous peoples and their supporters took place in the Paha Sapa (Black Hills) of South Dakota during …

Protect Mauna Kea

~ Photography by Christine Peterson ~ Mauna Kea is a dormant volcano on the island of Hawaii. Standing 13,803 ft above sea level, its peak is the highest point in …

Black Hills Unity Concert

On September 13th and 14th, 2014, in the Black Hills of South Dakota, thousands of people converged for a UNITY CONCERT, bringing together Native American tribes with those on the …

The Water Song

~ Written by Chenoa Egawa & Alex Turtle ~ Through this song, we remember and honor the spirit and sacredness of water. We lend our voices to stand up for …

Reclaiming the Sacred in Food and Farming

~ Written by John E. Ikerd ~ Photography by Christine Peterson ~ Farming is fundamentally biological. The essence of agriculture begins with conversion of solar energy through the living process …

Plant Sacraments & The Mind of Nature

~ Paul Stamets, Katsi Cook and Jeffrey Bronfman at Bioneers Conference 2014 ~ Can plants help people access the intelligence in nature—the “mind of nature”—that we must learn to understand …

Environmental Artist Nils Udo

Sketching with flowers. Painting with clouds. Writing with water. Tracing the May wind, the path of a falling leaf. Working for a thunderstorm. Awaiting a glacier. Bending the wind. Directing …

Wade Davis Ethnobotany

Wade Davis is a Canadian anthropologist, ethnobotanist, author and photographer whose work has focused on worldwide indigenous cultures, especially in North and South America and particularly involving the traditional uses …

The Story of Glass Gem Corn

~ Written by Stephen Thomas ~ Photography by Bonafide Farm ~ Like many heirloom treasures, Glass Gem corn has a name, a place, and a story. Its origin traces back …

Ecology or Economics?

Environmentalist and activist David Suzuki gave a great lecture titled “Time is Running Out: Ecology or Economics?” at Western Washington University in 2013, as part of Western’s annual Japan Week …