This video, The Cultural Conservancy—30 years of indigenous revitalization, is a celebration of the last 3 decades of our work, highlighting many of our partners and allies, to whom we are deeply grateful for their collaboration. Credits and links to partners.

Ocean voyager and navigator Kaimana Barcarse leads a workshop on the Hawai'ian compass and orienting by the stars.

Ocean voyager and navigator Kaimana Barcarse leads a workshop on the Hawai'ian compass and orienting by the stars.

Guiding Principles

  • Acknowledgement of the sacred relationship of Native peoples to the land.
  • Acknowledgement of the essential role of Native peoples in preserving environmental integrity and biological diversity.
  • Recognition of and support for the link between cultural and biological diversity.
  • Support for the principle of Native self-determination.
  • Defense of ancestral lands and indigenous rights.
  • Commitment to cross-cultural interaction for environmental problem-solving, networking, movement building and peacemaking.
Dr. Jeannette Armstrong (Okanagan) of the En'owkin Center, one of our Mino Niibi partners, maps her community's lands.

Dr. Jeannette Armstrong (Okanagan) of the En'owkin Center, one of our Mino Niibi partners, maps her community's lands.

Core Values

  • Respect for all life, indigenous rights, environmental and social justice.
  • Remembering the ancestors by honoring oral traditions and life affirming practices.
  • Health and healing from historical trauma and oppression.
  • Reciprocity with each other and native lands and waters.
  • Intercultural dialogue and cultural intelligence.
  • Ecoliteracy and nurturing the ecological self.
  • Imagination and creativity for health, renewal, and community transformation.