Agua es Vida

By Connie Bransilver for NWNL (Edited by Alison Jones, NWNL Director) Photographs by Connie Bransilver Connie is a Founding Senior Fellow at International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP, NWNL's Fiscal Sponsor). She  recently returned to her native New Mexico from Naples, FL. Connie has been a professional nature photographer for 26 years, working in all … Continue reading Agua es Vida

On the banks of the Omo River

These photos were selected in response to a weekly photo challenge - the theme is HAPPY. Click here to view more images of Omo Valley cultures in Ethiopia. - Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director

Ethiopia: Dams threaten Indigenous communities, Omo Valley, Lake Turkana

http://youtu.be/oAxVrUV9tbs A Cascade of Development on the Omo River by International Rivers, with photos by Alison M. Jones, 2014 (11:19). This film outlines how Ethiopia’s new Gibe Dams will cause a 70% water-level reduction over the next 3 years - and thus drastically impact Ethiopia’s Omo River, its Lake Turkana terminus in Kenya, and ½ … Continue reading Ethiopia: Dams threaten Indigenous communities, Omo Valley, Lake Turkana

NWNL Interview with Ray Gardner featured in Terralingua Langscape

NWNL’s Alison M. Jones interviewed Ray Gardner, Chairman of the five tribes of the Chinook Nation, in June 2007. The interview describes the historic ties the Chinook people have had with the Columbia River, their practices to keep the river healthy, and effects of dams and other infrastructure placed along our rivers. You can read … Continue reading NWNL Interview with Ray Gardner featured in Terralingua Langscape

beautiful painted faces in the spirit of Halloween

United Nations Commemoration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Today NWNL and NYC welcomes the arrival of Native Americans and Allies paddling from Albany to NYC along the Hudson River in the spirit of environmental responsibility. The Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign is a partnership between six Native American Haudenosaunee Nations (Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca and Tuscarora) and the Neighbors of the Onondaga … Continue reading United Nations Commemoration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Peace in Kenyan Watersheds

The juxtaposition of posters in Kenya last month showing movie violence and election candidates mirrors the country’s past pattern of violence during elections. This Pokot woman has placed a beaded version of the Kenyan flag on top of her traditional tribal garb to emphasize her wish that Kenyans unite together in peace. YESTERDAY 70% of … Continue reading Peace in Kenyan Watersheds