Red Star International is an Indigenous-led non-profit organization dedicated to building connections with our relatives. We connect Indigenous communities to expand mindsets and evolve practices to realize a collective vision of health and wellness. 

Indigenous Innovation. 

We create opportunities to connect, build relationships and generate new ideas about what is possible.


We believe in the power of Indigenous worldviews, values and relationships to heal and transform systems.


We transcend international boundaries to connect Indigenous communities in meaningful exchange.

We partner with Indigenous governments, organizations and communities to positively impact wellbeing.

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SAVE THE DATE – NOV 11, 2021

Join Indigenous Leaders for conversations about the health and healing of our rivers. Leaders from tribes in Arizona traveled to the Whanganui River in Aotearoa/New Zealand to participate in an exchange affirming Indigenous knowledge as a means for ensuring a sustainable future for our rivers. A Meeting of Sacred Waters is a 1-day virtual gathering […]

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Tribal Health Governance Transformation Resource

This Tribal Health Governance Transformation Resource is a practical guide to enhance tribal governance and public health law, build strategic partnerships, and improve community health. This resource draws upon Indigenous models of nation building and healing to promote cultural and political sovereignty, and redefine and strengthen governance for health. The Nation Building Principles woven throughout this resource are based […]

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International Indigenous Knowledge Exchange

The Māori peoples of the Whanganui River in New Zealand view their ancestral river, Te Awa Tupua, as an indivisible whole, incorporating its tributaries and all its physical and metaphysical elements from the mountains to the sea.  In February 2020, Tribal Leaders from Arizona travelled to the Whanganui River for a cross cultural exchange. Resources

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Global Indigenous Environmentalism

Indigenous peoples’ relational approaches are essential to re-establish the connections needed to support ecosystem resilience.  The impact of climate change and ecosystem collapse can no longer be ignored. We have reached a critical moment, a tipping point that calls for informed, effective climate action. Red Star has partnered with Seven Directions, A Center for Indigenous […]

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Becoming Butterfly through Performance Management

Becoming Butterfly is a framework that draws from an Indigenous model of healing, and proposes a community-centered, public health approach to transform Indigenous health systems using an adapted performance management model to improve health.

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