Bioneers is proud to be partnering with the Grand Canyon Trust as they host the first ever Indigenous Peoples’ Gathering for Healthy Communities, Culture and Climate at the Pueblo of Pojuaque, Nov 6-9. Together, we share a vision of bringing together tribal leaders to share Indigenous approaches to solving environmental and social issues through respectful dialogue.
The seeds for this partnership were sown in 2011, when delegates from the Grand Canyon Trust presented at the Indigenous Forum at the Bioneers Conference. Since then, our organizations have worked together, along with the Cultural Conservancy, under the generous support of the Christensen Fund and other private donors who understand the critical importance of maintaining networks for the ongoing stewardship of tribal lands.
Our partnership in this upcoming Intertribal Gathering represents the first time Bioneers has participated in an external event developed primarily by and for Indigenous stakeholders. We are looking forward to this groundbreaking event and continuing to promote the incredible work of the Grand Canyon Trust, whose intergenerational activities, workshops and programs perpetuate Native languages and promote self-representation, while addressing critical environmental issues and Indigenous rights.
For more on the Grand Canyon Trust, watch Tony Skrelunas speak at the 2013 Bioneers Conference on Conflict to Collaboration in Indigenous Territories.