Environmental Exploitation

The environmental exploitation of ecosystems by humans deeply affects our food, health, air and water quality, plant and animal diversity, and much more. Low-income and impoverished communities and communities of color are especially hard-hit while the global trend strains natural resources as wealthy communities continue to demand a higher standard of living. This has led to some irreversible loss and destruction of our natural resources, such as trees, fossil fuels, sand, and water, calling for a closer look at sustainability, conservation, environmental education and aid, and power and system shifts. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.


Mona Polacca


Full Spectrum Leadership for Engaged Action (Nina Simons, Bioneers)

Leadership and women's issues define the primary current interests of Nina Simons. In her writings and teaching, she establishes a close relationship between the two interests.


Mona Polacca Represents Indigenous Grandmothers at Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue on Water

Petra Brussee interviews M.S.W. Mona Polacca representing the International Council of 13 indigenous grandmothers at the multi-stakeholder dialogue on water in the post-2015 agenda in the Peace Palace in The Hague, The Netherlands. 21 March 2012.


Arundhati Roy on BBC: Capitalism Not Working for Masses


Rev. Angel Kyodo Williams: Why Contemplation/Awareness Matters to Change...And How

Leading a series of sessions on meditation at the 2013 Climate, Mind & Behavior Symposium, Zen priest and writer Rev. angel Kyodo williams articulates the importance of contemplation in understanding and addressing today's most pressing social and environmental problems.


Interview with Mona Polacca and Jose Stevens, PhD

Jose Stevens interviews 2018 Eagle Feather Recipient, Mona Polacca.


What Does It Mean to Be Human? | Sonia Sanchez | TEDxPhiladelphia

In this captivating reading, legendary poet, activist and scholar Sonia Sanchez explores the most important question of the 21st century: What does it mean to be human?


For the Next 7 Generations: The Grandmothers Speak

13 Indigenous women elders, shamans and medicine women from around the world, have been called together to share their sacred wisdom and practices.


The Grandmothers—For the Next 7 Generations


Grandmother Mona Polacca: Ancestral Voices in Defense of Biodiversity

Mona Polacca is a Hopi-Tewa/Havasupai elder and member of the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers. Grandmother Mona has a Masters degree in Social Work and serves in several United Nations indigenous issues committees.


Environmental Justice