[Newsletter] May 2024

(May 30, 2024) WE ARE NOT SEPARATED BY THE OCEAN We first learned this while sailing on the Haunui voyaging canoe with Hotu. Aleena, who is from the U.S. living in Aotearoa, shared with Hotu the challenges of being separated by an ocean from family and community. Hotu had a different perspective. He shared: THE […]

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[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

(December 26, 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 […]

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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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From the Mountains to the Sea

A short documentary about the healing of our rivers.

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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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[Blog] An Urgent Call for Indigenous-Led Environmental Protection: Healing Our Ancestral Waters

(October 3, 2023) In the face of a changing climate, the challenges posed by drought have become increasingly severe, affecting communities worldwide. However, it is the Indigenous communities that bear the brunt of these challenges, grappling with the consequences of environmental exploitation and witnessing the decline in air and water quality firsthand. Tributary waterflows play […]

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[Blog] Revitalizing Canoe Traditions for Our Future

(August 21, 2023) In Aotearoa (New Zealand), we seek to maintain strong paddling and sailing traditions. These traditions and practices are central to who we are as Māori.  It’s part of our whakapapa – our DNA. These practices strengthen our connection to each other and the natural world.  What makes preserving canoe traditions important? Canoe […]

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Restoring Balance Collaborative

Indigenous Peoples are leading system change within their own communities and there is great value in coming together as a global practice community. The Restoring Balance Collaborative is a global multisector community that connects, expands, and strengthens local, regional, and national networks by creating a space for idea exchange.

Red Star serves as the backbone organization – the coordinating body – that works to lead a synchronized effort towards our shared aspirations and goals. Guided by an international advisory council, the Collaborative provides a shared space, or ‘hub.

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