I am part of a coalition of fellow park enthusiasts dedicated to promoting diversity and equity in our public lands. We’ve been collaborating on posts since mid 2020.
Each month, our group spotlights a relevant organization. These organizations are working to bridge the gap between outdoor spaces and underrepresented communities. Past features include:
- August: Black in National Parks Week
- September: Soul Trak
- October: Charles Roundtree
- November: Youth Opportunities Program
- December: Black Kids Adventures
- January: The Memorial Foundation
- February: Syatt
- March: Love Is King
- June: The Venture Out Project
- July: Wilderness Inquiry
- Sept: Girl Trek
- Oct: Greening Youth Foundation
- Nov: Native Women’s Wilderness
- Dec: Big City Mountaineers
- Jan: Latino Outdoors
- Feb: Outdoor Afro
- Mar: Hike Clerb
During the month of April, we are highlighting the work of Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) in our community effort to showcase organizations who are working towards social justice and more inclusive public lands.
Established in 1990 within the United States, IEN was formed by grassroots Indigenous peoples and individuals to address environmental and economic justice issues (EJ). IEN’s activities include building the capacity of Indigenous communities and tribal governments to develop mechanisms to protect our sacred sites, land, water, air, natural resources, health of both our people and all living things, and to build economically sustainable communities.
IEN accomplishes this by maintaining an informational clearinghouse, organizing campaigns, direct actions and public awareness, building the capacity of community and tribes to address EJ issues, development of initiatives to impact policy, and building alliances among Indigenous communities, tribes, inter-tribal and Indigenous organizations, people-of-color/ethnic organizations, faith-based and women groups, youth, labor, environmental organizations and others. IEN convenes local, regional and national meetings on environmental and economic justice issues, and provides support, resources and referral to Indigenous communities and youth throughout primarily North America – and in recent years – globally
Support and Donate►
- Website: https://www.ienearth.org/about/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/indigenousrising
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ienearth/
- Donate: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=KEH2PNEZQ8CLG
8 thoughts on “Diverse NPS: Indigenous Environmental Network”
Well shared good list!
You are welcome 🙂🙂
Thanks for sharing. We all have to work toward the sustainable goal for our own and Earth’s survival. Through shared actions and responsibilities, success is possible. Thanks for sharing T. Allan
Thanks for your insight, Allan.
What a great cause! It is imperative that we continue fighting to protect the land as well as all peoples’ rights to enjoy it
People on the spectrum? I think the Adirondack Museum or maybe the outdoor place in Tupper Lake, NY have sensory sensitive days.