Ortiz Inter/National Networks

University of New Mexico

The Global Network for the Study of Human Rights and the Environment – a Network for the Creation of Change
This internet-based project aims to build a dedicated portal for the exchange of scholarship, thinking and insights drawn from community-embedded experience and praxis at the interface between human rights and the environment.  Our aim is to build a global network of researchers, policy-makers, opinion-formers and community activists whose diversity forges new conversations and relationships. We are building a network for the creation of change – and it starts with the transformation of thinking. Website:

O Instituto UK’A – Casa dos Saberes Ancestrais é uma instituição definida como OSCIP, sem fins-lucrativos e de caráter educativo e cultural.

The Chamiza Foundation A private family foundation dedicated to providing support to New Mexico’s Pueblo Indian Tribes to help insure the sustainability of Pueblo culture.

Il Ngwesi Group Ranch Timau, Kenya
Maasai owned land, an international role model for community based land and wildlife conservation; the only community run program in Kenya supporting a Rhino sanctuary.

The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics is a collaborative, multilingual and interdisciplinary network of institutions, artists, scholars, and activists throughout the Americas. Working at the intersection of scholarship, artistic expression and politics, the organization explores embodied practice—performance—as a vehicle for the creation of new meaning and the transmission of cultural values, memory and identity.

The Chiapas Media Project (CMP) was an award winning, bi-national partnership that providee video equipment, computers and training enabling marginalized indigenous communities in Southern Mexico to create their own media.

National Museum of the American Indian: Film and Media Program
To highlight the creative work of talented Native Americans in film and offer the public insight into contemporary issues and ways of life in Native communities, the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., and New York City screens feature films, documentaries, experimental films, and short works by indigenous and independent filmmakers.

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