North and Central America

The first people to live in the Americas migrated from Siberia across the Bering land bridge more than 20,000 years ago. Some made their way as far south as Tierra del Fuego, at the tip of South America. Others settled in areas much closer to their place of origin where their descendants still thrive today.

Ancient genetic data analyses show that some modern Alaska Natives still live almost exactly where their ancestors did some 3,000 years ago.  

Native Americans -  the Lummi people's fight for land and fishing rights,

US state of Washington

Center for Biological Diversity -- The million-acre Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni Grand Canyon National Monument, proposed by the Grand Canyon Tribal Coalition, will safeguard Tribes’ sacred sites and the spectacular rimlands flanking the Grand Canyon. It will also protect the region’s precious aquifers, life-giving springs, and endangered species from uranium mining’s deadly pollution. Baaj Nwaavjo means “where tribes roam” for the Havasupai Tribe, and I’tah Kukveni means “our ancestral footprints” for the Hopi.

You can help: Tell the Biden administration to honor the wisdom of Tribal nations by designating this monument now.