Reparation for the Irreparable

For more than two weeks, a group of the Indigenous Dayak Modang Long Wai people in Indonesia’s East Kalimantan province has been blocking the entrance to a huge local palm…

Frontline and Indigenous Communities are Forest Defenders

Indigenous and local communities have been successfully protecting and managing their lands since time immemorial. But local and national governments –– not to mention corporations –– fail to recognize their land rights. Research shows that upholding Indigenous land rights is one of the most effective ways of stopping deforestation.

Follow the Lead of Frontline Communities

For over 35 years, we’ve fought to preserve forests, protect the climate, and uphold human rights. Fighting against systemic injustice and partnering with Indigenous and frontline communities have been core values at RAN since our founding in 1985, because we believe that only if human rights and Indigenous rights are respected will we be able to keep forests standing and protect our climate.

Indigenous and Frontline Communities Are Our Best Defense

The most effective and long lasting approach to preventing deforestation and the massive climate pollution it causes is to defend and uphold the territorial land rights of Indigenous peoples. RAN takes leadership and partners closely with Indigenous allies around the world to support their frontline fights to defend their communities from corporate exploitation and abusive government policies.

Portland, Protests and People Power

The Black Lives Matter movement continues to push for justice — and the federal government wants to silence us.

Taking care of each other during crisis

Just like you, our family at RAN is trying to navigate the global pandemic that is reaching into our communities and around the world. Social justice and mutual aid are…

Every Day is Indigenous Peoples Day

Every single day we see Indigenous people taking action in ways that will benefit us all. They put their lives on the line to protect our planet and climate. We…