Environmental Sovereignty Project


The Environmental Sovereignty Project is hosted by the CWIS and coordinated by the Southern Indigenous People's Center. It serves as a clearinghouse for legal information and resources, with a particular focus on climate change and indigenous peoples worldwide. The Project monitors developments in international environmental law and maintains a database of environmental law resources that are specifically designed to meet the needs of indigenous peoples.

This initiative aims to further assist in the education and training of indigenous peoples and to meet the broader goal of indigenous peoples achieving sovereignty over their territories and resources. This project offers immediate and free access to information and legal resources to empower and educate indigenous communities everywhere.

  • CWIS Chair Designated Fulbright-Robles Scholar

    Rudolph C. Ryser, a member of the Capella University faculty in the School of Public Service Leadership (Minneapolis, MN) and Chairman of the Center for World Indigenous Studies (Olympia, WA) has been awarded a Fulbright - Garcia… more
  • CWIS Food Security, FAO and the UNNWP

    The UN Food and Agriculture Organization authorized the establishment of the Committee on World Food Security which in turn asked it High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) to undertake a year-long study… more