Drying rack and freighter canoe.  



Group interview with senior hunters



Summer Fish Camp



Winter Beaver Lodge



Bigstone Cree Nation Elder harvesting lily root (Nuphar lutea sso. variegata)

Voladores Organization 

Representatives of the Organization of Voladores and the University of Veracruz' research team. >

Agroforestry Reserve

The Voladores' Totonac organization guided University of Veracruz researchers into an area that was donated in 2013 by the municipal authorities for forest restoration and community research. >

Participatory Action Research

In northern Veracruz, Mexico, the Centre for Tropical Research from the University of Veracruz aims to apply agroecological restoration research closely collaborating with local indigenous organizations and communities during all stages. >

Bigstone Cree Nation environmental monitor photographing trapper before an interview

Bigstone CreeNation’s territory in the subarctic boreal forests of northern, Alberta Canada sits on top of the Athabasca oil sands deposits, and is a region that is experiencing extreme extraction. >

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Welcome to the project on Indigenous Stewardship of the Environment and Alternative Development (INSTEAD). We are a multidisciplinary research program that, in collabaration with indigenous partner communities from across the globe, focuses on indigenous people's attempts to implement their own visions of environmental and cultural heritage protection. We believe that indigenous views of socio-ecological community represent a vital base of political creativity, a 'place to stand' that favours the reproduction of diversity in human relationships to environment. >More info


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