Today marked the first time the United States of America observed Indigenous Peoples’ Day as a federally-recognized holiday. As a global network of sharers, it’s important that we acknowledge the significance that indigenous communities worldwide have had in shaping our own understanding of collaborative economics, environmental stewardship and worldview alternatives.
Adapted from the work of various Indigenous authors, activists, and leaders, the following principles of thought demonstrate how a return to Indigenous approaches in cultivation, economics and community can help us to heal our world and each other.
We hope that you carry these lessons with you today and throughout the year, and that you share them with your own network. May they guide your research, work and relationships forward.
Indigenous People’s Day is a wonderful time to support and uplift native voices and learn more about the history of settler colonial violence and Native resilience. Check out these Indigenous-led initiatives: Native Land Digital Map, Illuminative, LandBack, People v. Fossil Fuels, and Reciprocity Project.
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