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Restoring Ecosystems
The Wood Wide Web: The Intelligent Underground Mycelial Network

Suzanne Simard, author of Finding The Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest, worked in the logging industry until her distress at rapacious clear-cutting set her on a different course. Her love for forests led to a breakthrough discovery dubbed the “Wood Wide Web” that revealed an extraordinary cooperation among forest plants via an underground network.

Women's Leadership
Cultivating Ourselves for Full-Spectrum Flourishing with Nina Simons

A Q&A with Nina Simons about her upcoming Bioneers Learning course, EveryWoman’s Leadership: Cultivating Ourselves for Full-Spectrum Flourishing.

How To Decolonize Your Thanksgiving in 2023

This week’s newsletter shares a collection of content focused on using Thanksgiving celebrations this year to build connections with original peoples and landscapes.

Reshaping Narratives: Native Voices Reclaim Representation in Media and Society

Explore the impactful journey of Crystal Echo Hawk, unraveling Native American representation in media and society, challenging stereotypes, and reclaiming narratives this Native American Heritage Month.

Ecological Medicine
Midwifing a Movement: Community Birth Centers and the Care Economy

Leseliey Welch and Indra Lusero, parents and birth justice advocates, are helping to lead a movement to create community birth centers across the nation. To help address the maternal and infant mortality crisis, they’re realizing a vision where midwives are the leaders in care in a reclamation of the normal physiologic process of birth.

Food and Farming
Resist, Build, Heal and Reform: Working Toward a Just Food System

Farming connected Leah Penniman to the land and to her Afro-agrarian roots. She cofounded Soul Fire Farm to work toward ending racism and injustice in the food system. Soul Fire Farm trains Black and brown people to be farmers and elevates the dignity and working conditions of that essential profession.

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Nature, Culture and Spirit
Legalizing Nature’s Rights: How Tribal Nations are Leading the Fastest Growing Environmental Movement in History

The Rights of Nature movement launched internationally in 2006 and is growing fast. In this program, Native American attorneys, Frank Bibeau and Samantha Skenandore, and legal movement leader Thomas Linzey report from the front lines how they are honing their strategies to protect natural systems for future generations.

Ecological Design
Why & How to Decolonize Your Yard

Manicured lawns are a mainstay of American homeownership. However, the average American lawn belies nefarious roots in settler colonialism and white supremacy. In this article, Bioneers Indigeneity Program co-director Alexis Bunten breaks down the why and how of decolonizing your yard.

Environmental Education
Different: Gender Through the Eyes of a Primatologist Frans de Waal

In his book, Different: Gender Through the Eyes of a Primatologist, world-renowned primatologist Frans de Waal draws on decades of observation and studies of both human and animal behavior to argue that despite the linkage between gender and biological sex, biology does not automatically support the traditional gender roles in human societies.

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