Indigenizing Environmental Law

The full text of the paper below has now been published in the 2021 Compendium of Indigenous Knowledge and Local Knowledge: Towards Inclusion of Indigenous Knowledge and Local Knowledge in Global Reports on Climate Change, where it may be found on pages 7-10. The volume was published in 2021 by  the Snowchange Cooperative of Kontiolahti, Read More

IPCC Requests Indigenous Input

Important Announcement to all Indigenous persons involved in Indigenous Knowledge as it pertains to climate change in any way: Friend and Colleague Tero Mustonen of Snowchange in Finland has announced that submission statements about Indigenous Knowledge are being solicited for the next IPCC report. The call for statements, which may be found in its entirety Read More

Mitákuye Oyás’iŋ

The Lakota phrase Mitákuye Oyás’iŋ describes Reality by addressing it as “All My Relations.” All humans, all animals, all plants, all the waters, the soil, the stones, the mountains, the grasslands, the winds, the clouds and storms, the sun and moon, stars and planets are our relations and are relations to one another. We are Read More

Indigenous Knowledge

Indigenous Knowledge, often known by the acronym IK, is an extremely powerful concept. The term may refer to three different but related things: — Indigenous Knowledge can refer to a body of information: what people know. — Indigenous Knowledge can refer to a process of coming to know something: how people know, considered from the Read More