Land Peace Foundation
The Land Peace Foundation, a land-based organization, is dedicated to the preservation and protection of Indigenous lands, waters, and traditions, including cultural, ceremonial, and spiritual practices, as well as kinship roles. The Land Peace Foundation provides a wide range of programming in these areas and is committed to being an objective resource for information on a variety of issues and concerns related to Indigenous ways of knowing and being. Their developing ecovillage, Wicuhkemtultine, is an intentional community, with food forestry and restorative agriculture programs, and medicinal plant gardens.
The Land Peace Foundation is the home of the work of founding director Sherri Mitchell, Weh’na Ha’mu Kwasset, who was born and raised on the Penobscot reservation and is an Indigenous attorney, activist, teacher, and author. Sherri speaks and teaches around the world on issues of Indigenous rights, environmental justice, and spiritual change. From her Elders, Sherri gained an understanding that the Earth doesn’t need us, but we need the Earth. The Earth, she was taught, is not a resource for us to take but is instead the source of our survival. She holds this concept at the core of everything she does, recognizing that our job is to be stewards of a way of life that fosters harmony and balance among all living things.
Indigenous Wisdom & the Seed of Life
In this interview, Land Peace Foundation founder Sherri Mitchell shares how Indigenous understandings of the unity of all life are informing climate activism.
Sacred Instructions: Indigenous Wisdom for Living Spirit-Based Change
Read an excerpt from Sherri Mitchell’s book, Sacred Instructions, which urges us to decolonize our language and our stories, and offers cultural values that will preserve our collective survival for future generations