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These authentically unique videos feature Indigenous voices from the Bioneers conference main stage and the Bioneers Indigenous Forum, a sovereign, Native-led space at our annual conference. These visionary leaders share ancient wisdom and contemporary adaptive strategies for a sustainable, just and wise world. They carry out their work on the land, in neighborhoods, schools, businesses, and in local and international courts of justice – to give nature and humanity a fighting chance to choose life over profits. Since 1990, Bioneers has acted as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges. Visit Bioneers.org to learn more about our programs, annual conference and local gatherings. Cover image by Cara Romero (cararomerophotography.com)

Bioneers: Indigenous Knowledge Bioneers

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 3 Ratings

These authentically unique videos feature Indigenous voices from the Bioneers conference main stage and the Bioneers Indigenous Forum, a sovereign, Native-led space at our annual conference. These visionary leaders share ancient wisdom and contemporary adaptive strategies for a sustainable, just and wise world. They carry out their work on the land, in neighborhoods, schools, businesses, and in local and international courts of justice – to give nature and humanity a fighting chance to choose life over profits. Since 1990, Bioneers has acted as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges. Visit Bioneers.org to learn more about our programs, annual conference and local gatherings. Cover image by Cara Romero (cararomerophotography.com)

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    Mishkos Kenomagwen: The Teachings of Grass | Robin Kimmerer

    Mishkos Kenomagwen: The Teachings of Grass | Robin Kimmerer

    Indigenous peoples worldwide honor plants, not only as our sustainers, but as our oldest teachers who share teachings of generosity, creativity, sustainability and joy. By their living examples, plants spur our imaginations of how we might live. By braiding indigenous Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) with modern tools of botanical science, Robin Kimmerer, professor of Environmental Science and Forestry, of Potawatomi ancestry, explores the question: “If plants are our teachers, what are their lessons, and how might we become better students”?

    Since 1990, Bioneers has acted as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world's most pressing environmental and social challenges.

    To experience talks like this, please join us at the Bioneers National Conference each October, and regional Bioneers Resilient Community Network gatherings held nationwide throughout the year.

    For more information on Bioneers, please visit http://www.bioneers.org and stay in touch via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Bioneers.org) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/bioneers).

    • 21 min
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    The Womb at the Center of the Universe | Ilarion Merculieff

    The Womb at the Center of the Universe | Ilarion Merculieff

    This Aleut traditional messenger invokes indigenous perspectives and ancestral wisdom to guide us through modern times. His elders say that the leadership of women is paramount to transform civilization to conserve Earth’s capacity to sustain life.

    This speech was given at the 2013 Bioneers National Conference.

    Since 1990, Bioneers has acted as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world's most pressing environmental and social challenges.

    To experience talks like this, please join us at the Bioneers National Conference each October, and regional Bioneers Resilient Community Network gatherings held nationwide throughout the year.

    For more information on Bioneers, please visit http://www.bioneers.org and stay in touch via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Bioneers.org) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/bioneers).

    • 20 min
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    Stopping the Privatization of Nature | Tom B.K. Goldtooth

    Stopping the Privatization of Nature | Tom B.K. Goldtooth

    The Executive Director of the Indigenous Environmental Network invokes indigenous peoples asking the world to reevaluate our relationship to Mother Earth. We can turn away from destroying, privatizing and commodifying nature, and instead to “indigenuity” to fashion sustainable solutions by re-sacralizing our relationship with Mother Earth.

    This speech was given at the 2013 Bioneers National Conference.

    Since 1990, Bioneers has acted as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world's most pressing environmental and social challenges.

    To experience talks like this, please join us at the Bioneers National Conference each October, and regional Bioneers Resilient Community Network gatherings held nationwide throughout the year.

    For more information on Bioneers, please visit http://www.bioneers.org and stay in touch via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Bioneers.org) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/bioneers).

    • 6 min
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    Survive and Thrive | John Mohawk

    Survive and Thrive | John Mohawk

    In this expansive tour of human civilization leading to today's climate crisis, Native American scholar John Mohawk explores the interrelationship of climate change and human evolution. For most of our history as hunter-gatherers and farmers, we retained an intimate knowledge of the natural world that supported us, especially plants. That knowledge, he observes, is being lost at radical rates today. Re-establishing our intimacy and kinship with the plant world is key to surviving dramatic climatic changes. He shares insights about the "Native American pragmatism" that successfully balanced the practical with the spiritual for thousands of years.

    "All of the survival techniques we learned about our relations to cultivars and everything at this hour stands in peril. And our relationship to wild plants stands in peril. The big human relationship to our cultural heritage is on the verge of extinction, and we need to change that."

    This speech was presented at the 2004 Bioneers National Conference and is part of the Indigenous Knowledge, Vol. 1 and Nature, Culture and Spirit, Vol. 1 Collections.

    Since 1990, Bioneers has acted as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world's most pressing environmental and social challenges.

    To experience talks like this, please join us at the Bioneers National Conference each October, and regional Bioneers Resilient Community Network gatherings held nationwide throughout the year.

    For more information on Bioneers, please visit http://www.bioneers.org and stay in touch via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Bioneers.org) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/bioneers).

    • 21 min
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    The Sacredness of Mother Earth | Tom B.K. Goldtooth

    The Sacredness of Mother Earth | Tom B.K. Goldtooth

    Tom B.K. Goldtooth, a prominent indigenous and social change activist, contrasts common Western beliefs with those of the indigenous peoples. He shares that indigenous people know that it is "our sacred responsibility is to safeguard and protect this world."

    Since 1990, Bioneers has acted as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world's most pressing environmental and social challenges.

    To experience talks like this, please join us at the Bioneers National Conference each October, and regional Bioneers Resilient Community Network gatherings held nationwide throughout the year.

    For more information on Bioneers, please visit http://www.bioneers.org and stay in touch via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Bioneers.org) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/bioneers).

    • 2 min
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    Seven Things We Must Do to Advance the Rights of Mother Earth | Dr. Daniel Wildcat

    Seven Things We Must Do to Advance the Rights of Mother Earth | Dr. Daniel Wildcat

    In the face of large global institutional (economic, political, educational, etc.) obstacles to advancing the Rights of Mother Earth, it is time to explicitly state what we can and must do. This brief presentation is essentially a reporting out on what Indigenous Peoples from around the World are saying about activities and actions that must be encouraged and enhanced in the struggle to defend Mother Earth from human abuse and misuse. Dr. Dan Wildcat is the Director of Haskell Environmental Research Studies (HERS) Center and Dean of the College of Natural and Social Sciences at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas where he has taught for 25 years.

    This speech took place of the 2012 Indigenous Forum, co-produced with the Cultural Conservatory, at the Bioneers National Conference.

    Since 1990, Bioneers has acted as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world's most pressing environmental and social challenges.

    To experience talks like this, please join us at the Bioneers National Conference each October, and regional Bioneers Resilient Community Network gatherings held nationwide throughout the year.

    For more information on Bioneers, please visit http://www.bioneers.org and stay in touch via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Bioneers.org) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/bioneers).

    • 22 min

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