The International Summit on Indigenous Environmental Philosophy 2010
26 April – 1 May 2010 (Oklahoma, USA)

The International Summit on Indigenous Environmental Philosophy provided a forum for Indigenous thinkers from around the world to gather and discuss how indigenous environmental philosophy is distinct from western environmental philosophy. The summit approved unanimously the Redstone Statement, which highlights, among others, that effective mechanisms necessary for restoring environmental balance include: recognition of the interdependence of all things; protection and preservation of Indigenous traditional knowledge, lifeways and languages, cultures, sacred sites, and folklores/oral traditions; respect for, and protection of, traditional agricultures and genetic resources; and rights of movement, access, participation and communication in the exchange of environmental knowledge and culture. Visit the meeting website … Download the Redstone Statement [pdf] … Read a brief article on the Summit [doc] …

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