Indigenous Resources

Tara C. Trapani

In honor of the celebration of Indigenous Peoples' Day this week, we wanted to highlight some of the Indigenous resources available around the Forum site. 

Our Indigenous section can be found here. We provide two overview essays: one by our co-founder and co-director, John Grim, and one by University of Michigan professor, Kyle White, who is Potawatomi and a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. John's essay provides us with insight into Indigenous lifeways and how this is expressed in their relationship to their environment, while Kyle gives us a strong foundation in the current and historical environmental justice issues faced by many Indigenous. John Grim and Kimberly Carfore have also put together a rich bibliography on Indigenous traditions and ecology with many avenues for further investigation.  

If you've visisted the Indigenous section of the Forum site in the past, the Multimedia page is where you will see the most change. We have recently added dozens of new videos and podcasts to the Indigenous multimedia offerings, with an emphasis on justice issues. 

In Sacred Texts, we offer a sampling of prayers and reflections from Navaho, Omaha, Okanagon/Salish, and Wub-e-ke-niew sources. And you'll find lots of organizations and information regarding on-the-ground, engaged work on the Engaged Projects and Links pages. You'll find Statements by Indigenous leaders and groups both here in our Indigenous section, and in our Climate Emergency section.

Later this month, we will be releasing an enitrely new section of the website–a resource hub for religiously-engaged ecojustice, which understandably has a large section on Indigenous ecojustice. So, stay tuned for that release in the coming weeks, when even more Indigenous resources will become available on the Forum site. 


Indigenous Environmental Justice
Nakani Native Program
October, 2020