Find out about ecological restoration work in the Midwest completed by Indigenous groups, events and other useful resources on this page.


Click here to find a list of tribes and contacts in your state (500 Nations)
-View websites for federally and/or state recognized Tribal Nations in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and Iowa.
Click to see current initiatives related to climate resiliency, invasive species, habitat connectivity and more at the Native American Fish and Wildlife Society (NAFWS).
-Learn how tribes in the Midwest are mitigating climate change and earning carbon credit with the National Indian Carbon Coalition.
-View a map of Native Lands:

Past Events:

“Indigenous Perspectives: Climate Change, Restoration, & Environment Through Language” featuring:
The Grammar of Animacy: Viewing the Environment Through the Ojibwe Language presented by Bazile Panek (Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa)
Habitat Restoration Opportunities in Urban Tribal Lands presented by Ferin Davis Anderson (Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community)
Development of Carbon Projects on Tribal Nation Lands presented by Bryan Van Stippen (Oneida Nation of Wisconsin)
Watch the full webinar below:

In-Person Events:
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community collaborated with MWGL SER to host an event showcasing ecological restoration sites. Read more about this event here or view the site plan for Hoċokata Ti [ho-cho-kah-tah-tee] shown below.
Check out the SMSC website for current and past projects.

Events Upcoming:

Contact if interested in co-hosting an event or have other questions about upcoming events.