Native American Environmentalism

Ecology and Environmentalism are present throughout a majority of North American Indigenous identities, belief systems, sustainability, and culture. The relationship between the Environment and Indigenous peoples has often been portrayed in a way that tends to homogenize Indigenous perspectives. To understand the structures of Indigenous environmental values, our perspective and material on the subject should reflect the cultures we are observing, dynamic and transforming.

Our group has divided the exhibit and appropriate material cultures into 3 sub-sections Indigenous political dialogue on the discourse of Climate Change policy, Practices of Sustainability by Indigenous North Americans and the active role of Indigenous peoples on their lands; and the diverse belief systems of Indigenous peoples in regard to their interaction with the environment of North America.