Ecojustice Resources

Indigenous justice is almost synonymous with Ecojustice today. In the Amazon and other rainforests throughout the world Indigenous peoples are working to protect their homelands. In North America confrontations over pipeline projects that endanger water have put Native communities at the forefront of this struggle for Ecojustice.

In addition, around the planet understanding and respect is growing for Traditional Environmental Knowledge (TEK) regarding care for ecosystems and species. There are many examples of this in the Coursera MOOC course “Indigenous Religions and Ecology.”

Most of the resources below are organized chronologically, with the most recent at the top. The volume of news articles concerning Indigenous traditions and ecojustice is large so we have included selections just from the past 24 months. For more, see our Climate Emergency Articles and general News sections.

Official statements from Indigenous organizations and tribal elders from 2006 to the present are located here. These resources are listed chronologically with the most recent first. 
Engaged Projects
Here we list Indigenous projects and organizations from around the globe who are engaging with and tackling head-on important environmental justice issues. If you would like your project to appear here, message our webmaster, using the Contact Form.

An abundance of related video and audio resources are listed here from 1982 to the present. 

Here you'll find a list of additional online resources related to these issues. 

A chronological listing of books, reports, monographs, and published dissertations from 1994 to the present, related to Indigenous efforts for ecojustice, are located here.

Journals & Articles
Here you'll find both academic and news articles related to the Indigenous fight for environmental justice. The amount of news articles on Indigenous ecojustice issues is voluminous, so we have only included a selection here. You can find more in our News and Climate Emergency sections. Resources in this section are listed chronologically with the most recent first.

Header Image: Dakota Access Pipeline protestors, Toronto, Canada, 2016; Shutterstock/arindambanerjee