Indigenous Wisdom

We support indigenous communities, teachers and organizations who protect the land, cultures and traditional medicines. A portion of the proceeds from classes that teach traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) are returned to the people who share their knowledge with us.

 

Whose land do you occupy?

 

Do you really know where you live?

If you reside in North America or Australia, find out which Indigenous people's territory you inhabit.

 

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international institute of indigenous science

IIIS is a non-profit rooted in an indigenous cosmovision that seeks to promote community development through traditional approaches in education, art, integral health and traditional agriculture. IIIS's Indigenous Permaculture Project partners with organizations that have unused gardens or parking lots and build food security for the community by building infrastructure and growing vegetables, herbs, flowers, and useful crops. The produce is picked up by people who use the local food pantry and given to kitchens that run weekly meal programs. Root Wisdom students propagate medicinal plants for the Q'anil Permaculture Gardens in Berkeley and Oakland.

 
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the morning star conservancy

MSC works to protect, preserve, and restore the native habitat and biodiversity of the peyote (Lophophora williamsii) populations of south Texas. MSC is producing an investigative documentary film about current threats to Lophophora williamsii. The film will cover the cacti's cultural value, its physiological benefits, and its environmental well being. View the trailer and get a feel for what our film will bring to the public. 

 
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honor the earth

Our mission is to create awareness and support for Native environmental issues and to develop needed financial and political resources for the survival of sustainable Native communities. Honor the Earth develops these resources by using music, the arts, the media, and Indigenous wisdom to ask people to recognize our joint dependency on the Earth and be a voice for those not heard.

 
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sogorea te' land trust

An urban Indigenous women-led community organization that facilitates the return of Chochenyo and Karkin Ohlone lands in the San Francisco Bay Area to Indigenous stewardship. Sogorea Te' creates opportunities for all people living in Ohlone territory to work together to re-envision the Bay Area community and what it means to live on Ohlone land. Guided by the belief that land is the foundation that can bring us together, Sogorea Te' calls on us all to heal from the legacies of colonialism and genocide, to remember different ways of living, and to do the work that our ancestors and future generations are calling us to do.

 
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Iŋyaŋ Wakháŋagapi Othí, sacred stone camp

The Sacred Stone Camp is a cultural camp near Cannon Ball, the northeastern border of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.  The camp dedicated to the preservation of Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota cultural traditions and continues to stand against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

LaDonna Allard, Director of the Sacred Stone Camp, says, “I was asked, 'When do you consider this pipeline issue to be over?' I said, when every pipe is out of the ground and the earth is repaired across the United States. I am not negotiating, I am got backing down. I must stand for our grandchildren and for the water.”