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Land Peace Foundation

Public Education and Partnerships

The Land Peace Foundation provides consultation and educational programs related to Indigenous land guardianship, land and water protection, climate change adaptation and mitigation and Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and Traditional Indigenous Knowledge.

Our Partners

We have provided training and resources for a number of international NGO’s on engagement with Indigenous Peoples and Indigenous lands.

New Partnerships

Elmina B. Sewall Foundation's Ecology Shifts Learning Cohort

We are currently partnering with the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation’s Ecology Shifts Program as the curriculum design lead. Ecology Shifts is a community-learning and change making experience that recognizes personal growth and organizational change as being critical to creating shifts toward greater equity and justice in the environmental field in Maine.

Ecology Shifts is an 18-month learning program that includes individuals from various environmental and climate related organizations from across Maine. In addition to curriculum design, two LPF staff members are facilitating trainings and curating learning experiences for cohort members.

Global Council for Science and the Environment

Land Peace Foundation co-designed and facilitated an important new learning series with the Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE). This 5-session GCSE learning series titled Indigenous Knowledge and Western Science: Collaboration, Relationships, and Climate Solutions, featured prominent indigenous scholars and experts and covered foundational topics such as the historical context and present impacts of the colonial apparatus, Indigenous knowledge systems and why they are important to the climate movement, and best practices for developing meaningful, balanced & ethical relationships and partnerships.

Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE)

In the summer of 2020, the LPF participated in a community-driven process alongside hundreds of collaborators to build an ACE National Framework for the United States centered on climate education, jus tice, and public participation led by a group of organizations focused on climate solutions. The LPF served as a member of the strategic re
view team for the framework and continued as a member of the US ACE Coalition leadership team that was formed in early 2021.
The LPF has played a critical role in this work, bringing Indigenous perspective to the leadership of the initiative, which is now focused
on further development of the coalition and building a US ACE dele
gation to COP26, the important upcoming United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) gathering of world leaders this November.
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BIPOC Climate Justice Dialogue

During the early period of the Biden/Harris administration, the LPF co-organized and hosted a virtual BIPOC Climate Justice Dialogue that brought together BIPOC scholars, many climate experts and activists, government agency staff, congress people, John Kerry, United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, and Gina McCarthy, White House National Climate Advisor.

The event was live streamed and received over 700 registrations, providing an opportunity for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) climate justice scholars, organizers, and funders to discuss national climate goals and priorities with administration officials in advance of the Biden-Harris Leader’s Climate Summit on April 22.

Partner with Land Peace Foundation

Interested in partnering with Land Peace Foundation? Please get in touch.

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