Resources are listed chronologically
- Decolonizing Climate Justice — With Khelsilem, Below the Radar Podcast, Simon Fraser University, 2021
- Indigenous Perspectives on Eco-Justice with Petra Laiti, Feminist Futures Helsinki, 2021
- “Environmental Justice in Indigenous Communities,“ Virtual Hearing, House Committee on Natural Resources, 2021
- Indigenous Environmental Justice, Knowledge and Law, Princeton University, 2021
- Life in the City of Dirty Water, a Cree activist’s tale of trauma, healing, and Indigenous uprisings, CBC Documentary, 2020
- Indigenous Environmental Justice, Nakani Native Program, 2020
- CORE Course - Grassroots Advocacy & Indigenous Environmental Justice, Humboldt State University, Native American Studies, 2020
- Voices of Indigenous Women, Pachamama Alliance, 2020
- “This 16-Year-Old Indigenous Activist is Fighting for Environmental Justice,” Now This News, 2020
- Why All Americans Should Care About “Environmental Racism,“ Now This News, 2020
- Environmental Justice in Mi’kmaq & African Nova Scotian Communities: Ingrid Waldron, TEDxMSVUWomen, 2020
- Indigenous Climate Action: Community-based solutions rooted in decolonization, Climate Atlas of Canada, 2019
- Indigenous Environmental Justice, Knowledge and Law, Carleton University, 2019
- Environmental justice and Indigenous land issues in Massachusetts, Tufts University, Environmental Studies, 2019
- Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs: Rightful Decision Makers, The Office of the Wet’suwet’en, 2018
- The Standing Rock resistance and our fight for indigenous rights: Tara Houska, Ted Talks, 2018
- What is Indigenous Environmental Justice?, The IEJ Project, 2018
- Why Indigenous Environmental Justice Matters, The IEJ Project, 2018
- Understanding Indigenous Environmental Justice, The IEJ Project, 2018
- The Indigenous: The Frontline, Change for Climate Talks, City of Edmonton, 2017
- Indigenous Peoples & Climate Change, Indigenous Climate Action, 2017
- Indigenous People & Climate Change: Social and Environmental Conflicts in Latin America, Avispa Midia News, 2016
- Indigenous Perspectives on Environmental Justice, Roosevelt University, Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project, 2016
- Kyle Whyte: “Climate Change, Traditional Knowledge, and Environmental Justice,” Indigenous Environmental Justice Symposium, York University, 2016
- Indigenous Rising: Solutions to the Climate Crisis, Bioneers, 2016
- Decolonizing Environmental Justice, Portland Community College, 2016
- TED Talk: The Fight for Water Security by Chase Iron Eyes, 2016
- Keep It In The Ground: Indigenous People Demand Climate Justice, AJ+ News, 2015
- Indigenous Climate Justice Symposium, Evergreen State College, 2015
- Tom B.K. Goldtooth on the Struggles of Indigenous Peoples, Bioneers Annual Conference, 2012
- Your Voice, Our Future, Wet’suwet’en perspective on the Enbridge Northern Gateway oil pipeline, 2011
- Tom B.K. Goldtooth: Indigenous Environmental Justice, Bioneers National Conference, 2001
- Global Environmental Justice Documentaries, 1997-2018
- Sacred Land Film Project, 1982-2020
- FORE YouTube playlist on Indigenous Traditions and Ecology (many are ecojustice-related)
Resources are listed chronologically
- NDN Collective, ed. Required Reading: Climate Justice, Adaptation and Investing in Indigenous Power. Rapid City, SD: Loam, 2021.
- Dunaway, Finis. Defending the Arctic Refuge: A Photographer, an Indigenous Nation, and a Fight for Environmental Justice. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2021.
- Stith, Michaela. Welp: Climate Change and Arctic Identities. Potomac, MD: New Degree Press, 2021.
- Dhillon, Jaskiran. Indigenous Resurgence: Decolonialization and Movements for Environmental Justice. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2021.
- Todrys, Katherine Wittenburg. Black Snake: Standing Rock, the Dakota Access Pipeline, and Environmental Justice. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press-Bison Books, 2021.
- Winter, Christine J. Subjects of Intergenerational Justice: Indigenous Philosophy, the Environment and Relationships (Routledge Environmental Humanities). London and New York: Routledge, 2021.
- Jarratt-Snider, Karen L., and Marianne O. Nielsen, eds. Indigenous Environmental Justice. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2020.
- Cantzler, Julia Miller. Environmental Justice as Decolonization: Political Contention, Innovation and Resistance Over Indigenous Fishing Rights in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. London & New York: Routledge, 2020.
- Robins, Nicholas A. and Barbara J. Fraser, eds. Landscapes of Inequity: Environmental Justice in the Andes-Amazon Region. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2020.
- Gilio-Whitaker, Dina. As Long As Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, From Colonization to Standing Rock. Boston: Beacon Press, 2019.
- Estes, Nick. Our History Is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance. New York & London: Verso Books, 2019.
- Stavenhagen, Rodolfo. Pioneer on Indigenous Rights. New York: Springer, 2013.
- Estes, Nick and Jaskiran Dhillon. Standing with Standing Rock: Voices from the #NoDAPL Movement (Indigenous Americas). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2019.
- Moore, Ellen. Journalism, Politics, and the Dakota Access Pipeline: Standing Rock and the Framing of Injustice (Routledge Studies in Environmental Communication and Media). London & New York: Routledge, 2019.
- Roosvall, Anna and Matthew Tegelberg. Media and Transnational Climate Justice: Indigenous Activism and Climate Politics (Global Crises and the Media). Pieterlen, Switzerland: Peter Lang, 2018.
- LaDuke, Winona. The Winona LaDuke Chronicles: Stories from the Front Lines in the Battle for Environmental Justice. Black Point, NS: Fernwood Press, 2017.
- Wiebe, Sarah Marie. Everyday Exposure: Indigenous Mobilization and Environmental Justice in Canada’s Chemical Valley. Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia Press, 2016.
- Savoy, Lauret. Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape. Berkeley: Counterpoint Press, 2015.
- Voyles, Traci Brynne. Wastelanding: Legacies of Uranium Mining in Navajo Country. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015.
- Westra, Laura. Environmental Justice and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: International and Domestic Legal Perspectives. London & New York: Routledge, 2013.
- Grossman, Zoltan, and Alan Parker, eds. Asserting Native Resilience: Pacific Rim Indigenous Nations Face the Climate Crisis. Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2012.
- Desmet, Ellen. Indigenous Rights Entwined with Nature Conservation. UK & US: Intersentia, 2011.
- Tippins, Deborah J., Michael P. Mueller , et al. Cultural Studies and Environmentalism: The Confluence of EcoJustice, Place-based (Science) Education, and Indigenous Knowledge Systems (Cultural Studies of Science Education, 3). New York: Springer, 2010.
- Ali, Saleem H. Mining, the Environment, and Indigenous Development Conflicts. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2009.
- O’Faircheallaigh, Ciaran, and Saleem Ali. Earth Matters: Indigenous Peoples, The Extractive Industries and Corporate Social Responsibility. United Kingdom: Greenleaf, 2008.
- Prindeville, Dia. On the Streets and in the State House: American Indian and Hispanic Women and Environmental Policymaking in New Mexico. New York: Routledge, 2003.
- Adamson, Joni. American Indian Literature, Environmental Justice, and Ecocriticism: The Middle Place. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2001.
- Howitt, Richard. Rethinking Resource Management: Justice, Sustainability, and Indigenous Peoples. London and New York: Routledge, 2001.
- Keller, Robert H. Jr., and Michael F. Turek. American Indians and National Parks. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1999.
- Maynard, Nancy G., ed. Native Peoples—Native Homelands: Climate Change Workshop Final Report. US Global Change Research Program, 1998.
- Weaver, Jace, ed. Defending Mother Earth: Native American Perspectives on Environmental Justice. Ecology and Justice Series. Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 1996.
- Brush, Stephen, and Doreen Stabinsky, eds. Valuing Local Knowledge: Indigenous People and Intellectual Property Rights. Washington, DC: Island Press, 1996.
- Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR). Rights Violations in the Ecuadorian Amazon: The Human Consequences of Oil Development. New York: CESR, 1994.
Journals & Articles
Resources are listed chronologically; there is an overwhelming amount of news articles on Indigenous ecojustice issues, so we have only included a handful of the most recent ones. You can find more in our News and Climate Emergency sections.
- White, Kyle. “Critical Investigations of Resilience: A Brief Introduction to Indigenous Environmental Studies & Sciences”
- Lee, Joseph. “‘We will all die if we continue like this’: Indigenous people push UN for climate justice.” Grist. September 21, 2022.
- Ho, Wing Ka. “Gender and Indigenous Climate Justice at the United Nations.” Earth.org. June 11, 2022.
- Browne, Amelia. “Indigenous Climate Justice in a Warming Arctic.” Earth.org. March 14, 2022.
- Uyeda, Ray Levy. “‘Rights of Nature’ laws can strengthen Indigenous sovereignty, provide path to environmental justice.” Prism. February 22, 2022.
- Patel, Mira. “How a threatened fish species highlights climate racism against indigenous peoples in the US.” Indian Express. July 15, 2021.
- Dhoop, Vandana. “LEAF Coalition’s proposal is a step forward in saving forests, indigenous peoples.” Down to Earth. July 1, 2021.
- “On climate change frontline, indigenous provide pointers to save planet.” UN News. June 25, 2021.
- Ramirez, Rachel. “Pacific Islanders have been fighting environmental crises for centuries, if only the world would notice.” Grist. June 1, 2021.
- Roewe, Brian. “Indigenous youth lead on climate action, Loyola Chicago audience hears.” EarthBeat. March 19, 2021.
- LaDuke, Winona. “Stopping Trump’s Last Pipeline Will Take All of Us.” The Nation. January 7, 2021.
- Guo. Demi. “Indigenous Artists Use Technology to Tell Stories About Their Ancestral Lands.” Yes! Magazine. June 15, 2020.
- Ladha, Alnoor and Felipe Viveros. “Indigenous peoples guard ‘the lungs of the planet’ for all of us.” Aljazeera. June 15, 2020.
- Sayej, Nadja. “How artwork shows the impact of climate crisis on Indigenous Americans.” The Guardian. March 9, 2020.
- Galey, Patrick. “Indigenous peoples key to saving threatened forests.” Phys.org. January 7, 2020.
- Pagliarini, Andre. “What Indigenous Rights Have to Do With Fighting Climate Change.“ The New Republic. August 7, 2019.
- McGregor, Deborah, Steven Whitaker, and Mahisha Sritharan. “Indigenous Environmental Justice and Sustainability.” Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 43 (2020): 35–40.
- Hernandez, Jessica, and Michael S. Spencer. “Weaving Indigenous Science into Ecological Sciences: Culturally Grounding Our Indigenous Scholarship.“ Human Biology 92, no. 1 (2020): 5-9. doi:10.13110/humanbiology.92.1.05.
- “In India, Indigenous Tribes Clash With the Government Over Trees.” Undark. 2020.
- Bang, M., Adam Curley, Ananda Marin, Eli S. Suzukovich, and George Strack. “Muskrat Theories: Tobacco in the Streets, and Living Chicago as Indigenous Land.” Environmental Education Research 20, no. 1 (2014): 37–55.
- Blackford, Mansel. “Environmental Justice, Native Rights, Tourism, and Opposition to Military Control: The Case of Kaho’olawe.” Journal of American History 91, no. 2 (2004): 544–71.
- Harvey, Graham. “Environmentalism in the Construction of Indigeneity.” Ecotheology: Journal of Religion, Nature and the Environment 8, no. 2 (2003): 206–23.
- Ishayama, N. “Environmental Justice and American Indian Tribal Sovereignty: Case Study of a Land-Use Conflict in Skull Valley, Utah.” Antipode 35, no. 1 (2003): 119–40.
- Robyn, Linda. “Indigenous Knowledge and Technology.” American Indian Quarterly 26, no. 2 (2002): 198–221.
- Fried, Stephanie. “Shoot the Horse to Get the Rider: Religion and Forest Politics in Bentian Borneo.” In Indigenous Traditions and Ecology: The Interbeing of Cosmology and Community, edited by John A. Grim, 71-99. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2001.
- Gonzales, Tirso A., and Melissa K. Nelson. “Contemporary Native American Responses to Environmental Threats in Indian Country.” In Indigenous Traditions and Ecology: The Interbeing of Cosmology and Community, edited by John A. Grim, 495-538. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2001.
- Greaves, Tom. “Contextualizing the Environmental Struggle.” In Indigenous Traditions and Ecology: The Interbeing of Cosmology and Community, edited by John A. Grim, 25-45. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2001.
- Kothari, Smitu. “Sovereignty and Swaraj: Adivasi Encounters with Modernity and Majority.” In Indigenous Traditions and Ecology: The Interbeing of Cosmology and Community, edited by John A. Grim, 453-464. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2001.
- Macdonald, Mary N. “Changing Habits, Changing Habitats: Melanesian Environmental Knowledge.” In Indigenous Traditions and Ecology: The Interbeing of Cosmology and Community, edited by John A. Grim, 591-617. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2001.
- Prabhu, Pradip. “In the Eye of the Storm: Tribal Peoples of India.” In Indigenous Traditions and Ecology: The Interbeing of Cosmology and Community, edited by John A. Grim, 47-69. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2001.
- Prajuli, Pramod. “Learning from Ecological Ethnicities: Toward a Plural Political Ecology of Knowledge.” In Indigenous Traditions and Ecology: The Interbeing of Cosmology and Community, edited by John A. Grim, 559-589. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2001.
- Gruzalski, Bart. “The Chipko Movement: A Gandhian Approach to Ecological Sustainability and Liberation from Economic Colonization.” In Ethical and Political Dilemmas of Modern India, edited by Smart Ninian and Shivesh Thakur, 100–125. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1993.