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Essay
Five Habits to Heal the Heart of Democracy
Parker Palmer presents qualities of citizenship that are essential for sustaining democracy in troubled times.
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Essay
The Serviceberry: An Economy of Abundance

As Robin Wall Kimmerer harvests serviceberries alongside the birds, she considers the ethic of reciprocity that lies at the heart of the gift economy.

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Film
2020 Reflections

Watch this short video which explores how we shifted as an education organization during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

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Exploring Indigenous Language Vitality with Google Earth

A global lesson plan in collaboration with Google Earth’s tour Celebrating Indigenous Languages.

Photo Essay
We Will Breathe

These photos by Sheila Pree Bright share intimate moments of mourning and inspiration within the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Nurturing the Heart of Democracy

How might we teach democracy in our classrooms? Parker Palmer and Rabbi Dr. Ariel Burger, in this webinar recording, explore civic and moral education.

High School
Grade Level: 9-12
Balancing Moral Ferocity with Self-Awareness
Middle School
Grade Level: 6-8
The Importance of Embracing Questions
Elementary School
Grade Level: 3-5
The Power of Curiosity
Film
The Hunt

A Native chef works with Indigenous foodways to promote processes of healing and recovery from historical trauma.

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Enhancing Our Understanding: Learning and Teaching about Indigenous Cultures, Languages, and Territories with Native Land Digital
Photo Essay
Dark Skies
The loss of our connection to darkness and to the night sky is emblematic of our deeper separation from the natural world.
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Film
Water Flows Together
Colleen Cooley, a Navajo river guide, reflects on the importance of acknowledging Indigenous land in outdoor recreation.
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Film
Cocoon

Students share their perspectives during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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