In partnership with local advisors and with the support of Fetzer Institute, Kalliopeia Foundation, and other anonymous donors, the 2021 Religion & Ecology Online Summit gathers to recognize sacred land stewardship and current ecological initiatives in Native and Indigenous communities of California territories. Indigenous approaches to biocultural stewardship and sacred sites offer insight to the inquiry of Religion and Ecology, which explores how spiritual beliefs and practices affect the natural world.


A series of panel discussions, film screenings, and community forums will explore the biocultural stewardship and restoration work of Native and Indigenous communities through the interconnected areas of food sovereignty, stewardship of ancestral lands, and environmental justice within the broader context of Religion & Ecology. This year's presenters offer diverse perspectives on the theme, bridging worldviews and pedagogies to enrich our exploration of Religion & Ecology through the interconnected areas of food sovereignty, stewardship of ancestral lands, policy, and protection of sacred sites.


Webinars will be hosted on Zoom. Links will be e-mailed to registered guests prior to the event. Register via Eventbrite The registration fee is $10-50. Please pay what you can.

Browse the contents of 2021: Online Summit Series
Indigenous Lifeways, Cosmologies & Ecology: Connecting to Past, Restor(y)ing Present & Future:

Presenter Bios
Schedule of Events
Monday, March 15
4 PM - 6 PM PST - Panel Discussion
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM PST - Community Forum
Tuesday, March 16
4 PM - 6 PM PST - Panel Discussion
6:30 PM - 9 PM PST - Film Screening + Community Forum
Wednesday, March 17
12 PM - 2 PM - Community Forum with Dr. Eduardo Duran
4 PM - 6 PM PST - Panel Discussion
Thursday, March 18
4 PM - 6 PM PST - Panel Discussion
6:30 PM - 8 PM PST - Film Screening + Community Forum
Friday, March 19
12 PM - 2 PM PST - Community Forum
4 PM - 6 PM PST - Panel Discussion