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

Indigenous Innovation. 

We create connections, 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 boundaries to connect Indigenous communities in meaningful exchange.

Behind the Name ‘Red Star’

As they shine through the atmosphere, red stars tell us of seasonal changes, weather patterns, when to plant and when to harvest. Red stars are found in various Indigenous star knowledge systems as navigational tools used to determine where you are in relation to where you want to go, and to forecast changes coming over the horizon. When we incorporate red star knowledge into our work we are living in relationship with our environment, applying knowledge to make good decisions and contributing to the overall well-being of future generations.

Latest at Red Star


[Event] A Meeting of Sacred Waters 2024!

(November 29, 2023) Now accepting proposals to present! A Meeting of Sacred Waters 2024 is a gathering place for sharing Indigenous worldviews, values and perspectives to reclaim the health of the world’s water sources. Through the experiences of Indigenous Peoples from the US and abroad, this global exchange explores solutions to restore balance for the wellbeing of humanity and the environment.

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[Newsletter] December 2023

We are a small non-profit with global impact. We are an Indigenous-led, U.S. based non-profit co-located in Tucson, Arizona and Tauranga, New Zealand.  Our community-centered mission to reflects our vision for healthy, vibrant Indigenous communities.  Scroll down for 2023 highlights across our three interdependent focus areas. Partnering with Communities to Overcome Social, Cultural and Systemic Barriers to […]

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[Blog] Healing Our Rivers: The Origin of A Meeting of Sacred Waters

(December 4, 2023) Indigenous identities and knowledge systems, in all their diversity, are intricately woven within and across our ancestral lands and waters. They are the means upon which our cultural, physical, and spiritual survival depends. In sharp contrast, Western mindsets tend to view nature, and especially water, as a commodity, maintaining a relationship that […]

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[Blog] Indigenous Authority and Self-Determination in Public Health Matters

(November 15, 2023) We believe the pathway to wellbeing is a journey of reclamation and resilience that includes reflecting on traditional lifeways to solve political issues. Western concepts of political sovereignty have been used to limit Indigenous rights to self-governance, and do not recognize the distinct relationship of Indigenous Peoples to their ancestral lands, waters […]

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[Newsletter] October 2023

QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER Message from the CEO Dear Relatives, I am delighted to connect with you today and share how we are amplifying Indigenous journeys of healing and reclamation through storytelling. At Red Star, we firmly believe in the power of Indigenous Peoples to lead systems change within their own communities. It’s inspiring to witness the positive […]

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