A long, violent legacy of colonization has inflicted oppression and cultural annihilation on Indigenous communities worldwide. But many have organized, resisted and managed against great odds to revitalize their cultures and institutions.

Indigenous activists, writers and culture bearers have led efforts to preserve Indigenous knowledge. Broader society has much to learn from many of these sophisticated, Earth-honoring worldviews — wisdom too long ignored at our own peril.

Bioneers Decolonization Series: Why We Should Indigenize Place Names

Indigenizing street names is a critical strategy for raising awareness of the disproportionate ongoing harms settler colonialism imparts on Indigenous peoples and other marginalized groups in the US.

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  • The California Indian Museum and Cultural Center educates the public about the history, culture, and contemporary life of California Indians and honors their contributions to civilization.

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