Addressing Fundamental Environmental Challenges

Environmental Justice and Indian Country

First Nations Development Institute teamed with Nonprofit Quarterly to present a series of articles on environmental justice in Indian Country and ways that philanthropy might more effectively support this work.

“Climate Justice Unveil Their ‘People’s To-Do List,’ November 9, 2016″ Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert/Alamy, published by The NonProfit Quarterly.

Environmental Justice and Indigenous Communities –
5-part series

Indigenous Communities and Environmental Justice, Raymond Foxworth, October 9, 2020

Reconciling the Past May Be the Only Way to a Sustainable Future, Trisha Kehaulani Watson-Sproat, October 12, 2020

Regeneration — From the Beginning, A-dae Romero-Briones, October 13, 2020

An Indigenous Vision for Our Collective Future: Becoming Earth’s Stewards Again, Kendra Kloster, Native Peoples Action, October 14, 2020

Preserving Our Place: Isle de Jean Charles, Chantel Comardelle, October 19, 2020


Indigenous Perspectives on Climate Justice

Three authors of this series — Romero-Briones, Kloster, and Kehaulani Watson-Sproat — share more insights in this NPQ webinar led by NPQ senior editor Steve Dubb.

Learn more and access the webinar recording here.


Native Communities and Environmental Justice –
6-part series

Oceti Sakowin Camp, Photo by Avery White, published by The NonProfit Quarterly.

Protecting the Earth, Protecting Ourselves: Stories from Native America, Raymond Foxworth, March 9, 2020

Fire, Forests, and Our Lands: An Indigenous Ecological Perspective, Hillary Renick, March 16, 2020

Our Bodies Are the Front Lines: Responding to Land-Based Gender Violence, Annita Lucchesi, March 23, 2020

Fisheries and Stewardship: Lessons from Native Hawaiian Aquaculture, Brenda Asuncion, Miwa Tamanaha, Kevin K.J. Chang, and Kim Moa, March 31, 2020

Healthy Land, Healthy Food, Healthy People: A Cochiti Invitation to Join Us at the Table, A-dae Romero-Briones, April 6, 2020

4 Principles for Environmental Justice: Lessons from Hawai’i, Trisha Kehaulani Watson-Sproat, April 13, 2020