Land is Life

Our work is practical: All of our programs are designed by Indigenous peoples themselves. Decisions are made by consensus, arrived at through a process of open dialogue and mutual understanding amongst our partner organizations.


1. Indigenous peoples have the rights of self-determination and collective ownership of their lands, territories, resources and knowledge.

2. Supporting Indigenous women is the most effective way to support Indigenous communities.

3. Indigenous peoples have a key role to play in finding solutions to the world’s environmental, social and economic crises.


Grassroots Empowerment

Supporting communities around the world.

Alliance & Network Building

Collaborating on a range 
of issues.

Policy & Legal Advocacy

Increasing participation in policy-making.EXPLORE OUR WORK


Here’s the latest

Land is Life Board Chair Brian Keane Testifies on The Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the Americas

On Friday November 20th, Land is Life’s Board Chair, Brian Keane, gave testimony to the U.S. Congress’s Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission’s hearing on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in the Americas. Among other witnesses, Brian examined the human rights situation faced by Indigenous peoples in the region and offered important recommendations for congressional and executive branch […] READ MORE

COVID-19 And Security Risks In Africa – Webinar

On Thursday, November 19th, join Land is Life for a conversation with key Indigenous leaders and activists from all over Africa about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the increase of security risks for Indigenous Peoples and activists. – Alison Wright, Director of the Environmental Defenders Collaborative, Global Greengrants Fund (Moderator) – Milka Chepkorir, […] READ MORE

Webinar: Beyond the Election: What’s at Stake for Indigenous Rights in Alaska?

On Wednesday, October 28th, join Land is Life, the Gwich’in Steering Committee, Native Peoples Action and NoVo Foundation for an insightful conversation with Indigenous leaders and activist about what’s at stake for Indigenous rights in Alaska in the context and beyond of the upcoming US election. Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 Time: 9:00 AM AKDT, […]



We’re in this together

Our work would not be possible without the dedication and ongoing support from our funding partners. In solidarity with our grassroots allies, we address our shared mission.

Land is Life’s work would not be sustainable without dedicated and ongoing support from those who see the value in our work. JOIN US

  • Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
  • The Christensen Fund
  • David & Lucile Packard Foundation
  • Earth Alliance Amazon Forest Fund
  • Ford Foundation
  • Global Greengrants Fund
  • LUSH Cosmetics Charity Pot
  • Matthew Good Foundation
  • Metabolic Studio
  • New England Biolabs Foundation
  • Nia Tero
  • NoVo Foundation
  • Open Society Foundations
  • Rahua
  • Renaissance Charitable Foundation
  • Sall Family Foundation
  • Scheerer Family Foundation
  • Shockwave Foundation
  • Sigrid Rausing Trust
  • SWF Immersion Foundation
  • Synchronicity Earth
  • Trust for Mutual Understanding
  • Wallace Global Fund
Land is Life
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New York, NY 10003-1502