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Photo Essay Marie Wilcox Wukchumni Woodlake, CA
Last Speakers

This series features tintype photographs of the remaining speakers of endangered Indigenous languages in North America.

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Photo Essay River Valley
River at the Heart of the World

A  forested river gorge in the hidden land of Pemakö, which exists deep within the heart of the Tibetan Buddhist belief system, is now threatened by the grind of industry.

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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
Elemental

Three individuals united by their deep connection with nature are driven to confront some of the most pressing ecological challenges of our time.

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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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Photo Essay Protester holding up when will MLK's dream come true
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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Film Master forager Twila Cassadore of the San Carlos Apache Nation
The Hunt

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

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Photo Essay Silhouettes of people overlooking a city at night
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 Coleen Cooley
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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Film
The Art of Weaving

Homesteader Jessica Green shares the deeply rooted tradition of weaving and artisanship in Appalachia.

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Interview Painting of house lit within
Turning to Face the Dark
Educators Parker Palmer and Ariel Burger explore themes on suffering, healing, and joy in a contemplative dialogue.
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Film
The Church Forests of Ethiopia

Orthodox Churches for centuries have safeguarded pockets of primary forest and are now working to preserve Ethiopia’s shrinking biodiversity.

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Essay Original illustration from the Yiddish folktale “Sara Chana at the Tip of the Church Tower.
Learning and Teaching from the Heart in Troubled Times

Ariel Burger explores ways to embrace curiosity and celebrate questions in challenging times.

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