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The Confederated Tribes of the Colville in Washington State are restoring the lands and species of their traditional ecological community.
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Levi Sucre Romero: My community doesn't exist just to absolve you of your climate sins

Carbon markets have left Indigenous communities that manage tropical forests vulnerable to exploitation.
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Can traditional knowledge keep California from megafires?

Can traditional knowledge keep California from megafires?

This “indigenous revolution” aims to prevent catastrophic blazes, protect biodiversity, and enhance cultural and economic well-being at the same time.

Washington tribes call on governor to reject clean energy project proposal

Washington tribes call on governor to reject clean energy project proposal

In a July 28 letter, most of the federally recognized tribes in Washington pushed the state to deny permits to a developer because its project along the Columbia River would mean the unavoidable destruction or damage to sites sacred to the area’s tribal nations.

Mexican farmers and scientists share a mission: saving a wetland

Mexican farmers and scientists share a mission: saving a wetland

Once mutually wary, farmers and scientists are working jointly to save a key ecosystem -- and an endangered salamander.
How Australia’s Aboriginal people fight fire—with fire

How Australia’s Aboriginal people fight fire—with fire

They’ve revived the ancient practice of planned burning to renew and preserve their homelands, and help support their communities.

Biological ‘treasure troves’ need mapping in marine protection plan

Biological ‘treasure troves’ need mapping in marine protection plan

A number of sites of exceptional biodiversity — well-known to the region's First Nations but previously undocumented by science — have been identified along B.C.'s central coast and should be protected, a joint study suggests.
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