Build the collective power of Indigenous Peoples, communities, and Nations to exercise our inherent right to self-determination, while fostering a world that is built on a foundation of justice and equity for all people and the planet.
A world that is just and equitable for all people and the planet.
#1. The interconnectedness of all things.
We believe in and act upon the notion that people, nature, society, and all living things are interconnected, in relation to one another, and operate as a system. Almost every Indigenous language in the world has a word or phrase that conveys:
“We are all related”
“All my relations”
“All things are connected”
#2. Indigenous self-determination.
The self-determination of Indigenous Peoples is the cornerstone of our purpose and existence. This is why we support efforts that are Indigenous-led and in alignment with our values. The people most impacted by systems of oppression must be the ones to lead their communities to equity, justice, and liberation.
#3. Equity and justice for all people and the planet.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We believe that we must build political, financial, and philanthropic structures that create equitable communities. Climate justice is a necessary response to climate change, which affects everybody everywhere, is human induced, and expedited by multi-national corporations, systems, and governments. We are committed to a just and equitable transition away from fossil fuels to protect our people and our planet.