This collection of guiding principles, reflections, and agreements offers some thoughts on how best to engage cross-culturally on conservation projects, specifically between indigenous peoples and non-native led conservation organizations.

From a non-native perspective:

Capturing and Sharing Knowledge for Community-Based Marine Conservation: The Pacific Way. The Nature Conservancy’s report on what they’ve learned through their community-based conservation projects in the Pacific region about building cross-cultural collaborations.

How to Be an Ally of Indigenous-led Conservation made by Land Needs Guardians. Some perspective on how Indigenous and non-Indigenous people can work together in a new approach to conservation.

Finding Balance at the Speed of Trust by Peter Forbes. The story of the Sustainable Southeast Partnership, an effort to reconcile, to collaborate, to search together, Native and non- Native, and most importantly, to find balance. This project represents a pivot in the sustainability movement in Southeast Alaska from defending public lands to affirming people’s relationship to place.

Essential Lessons. Peter Forbes’ reflections on the ongoing learning he’s been doing since 2016 about cross-cultural collaboration in Maine through First Light: