Joint Wayfinders Circle and WUISP event celebrates Indigenous spiritual and cultural continuity at the UNPFII

The “Origins: Celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Arts, Spirituality and Cultural Expressions to Strengthen Intergenerational Transmission" event united Indigenous youth and elders from around the world in Lenapehoking territory, also known as New York. Photo by Linda Dutan (Cañari) / Nia Tero

In a gathering at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York City, the
Wayfinders Circle and the World Union of Indigenous Spiritual Practitioners (WUISP) held an event spotlighting the importance and beauty of knowledge transmission from Indigenous elders to future generations.

Seedcast Episode Featuring Sungai Utik’s Indigenous Peoples Earns an Honorable Mention at the 2024 Webby Awards 

Sungai Utik

Nia Tero’s podcast episode tells the story of how the Dayak Iban People won a fight for their forest in Indonesia through the perspective of a young Indigenous filmmaker.

How Ancestral Indigenous Wisdom Guides the Rapa Nui’s Response to Global Challenges 

Rapa Nui

Self-governance is leading the way forward for a Pacific Island community that is vulnerable to climate change.

Tuhaymani’chi Pal Waniqa Film Festival Screenings​

Assistant Director Gina Milanovich (Cahuilla, Cupeno)

In the film from the Wayfinders Circle, water and culture bring together a father and daughter as they fight to protect their Indigenous homelands in Southern California.

Indigenous-Led Workshop Kicks Off Internet Installations for Achuar Communities in the Amazon

The workshop supported by Nia Tero was led by Indigenous technicians from Fundación Kara Solar in Achuar language. Photo: Kara Solar Foundation.

The Kara Solar Foundation trained four Achuar communities in Ecuador to increase connectivity and strengthen Indigenous guardianship.

Wayfinders’ Self-governance Systems are Key to Protecting the World’s Biodiversity by 2030

Rosemary Nabulwad and Conrad Maralngurra (Warkkeden Land Management, Australia) introduce the Warddeken Indigenous Protected Area during the 15th Conference of Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity in Montreal. Photo: David Rotschild.

Indigenous traditional knowledge and care for land make indispensable contributions to the Global Biodiversity Framework.

A Circle of Wisdom and Hope

Dean speech at the first in-person global gathering of the Wayfinders Circle in Achuar territory,

Members of the Wayfinders Circle embraced shared values and forged spiritual connections to tackle collective challenges in first in-person global meeting.

The Blackfoot Confederacy Hosts Members of the Wayfinders Circle

Lauren Monroe Jr speaking during the Wayfinders Circle Gathering on Blackfeet Territory Montana with Chief Mountain in the background

In August of 2023, members of the Wayfinders Circle were hosted graciously by the Blackfoot Confederacy on Blackfeet territory in Montana, USA.

Reconnecting with the Sacred: A Visit to the Blackfeet Ceremonial Summer Camp

View of the Blackfeet Ceremonial Summer Camp 2023

From July 19-25, 2023, Nia Tero’s Blackfeet Nation partners held their annual summer circle camp outside Browning, Montana. It is an important time of the year when the Blackfeet Nation comes together to renew their sacred connections to the world.