How can we live respectfully with the land and with one another?

Curated by Editorial Fellow Julian Brave NoiseCat.

Illustrations by Echo Yun Chen.

In his capacity as Editorial Fellow, Julian Brave NoiseCat has called eight expert witnesses to a tribunal to examine capitalist and colonial relationships to the land and one other. These testimonies endeavor to understand what has gone awry in our human societies, as well as to inquire into what other forms of knowledge, values, and interrelation might form the basis of a more just and reciprocal relationship between land and people.

The Center for Humans and Nature recently moved to Libertyville, Illinois, the traditional homelands of the Kickapoo, Miami, Peoria, Potawatomi, and Oceti Sakowin. Expert testimony will inform the Center for Humans and Nature’s relationship to the land it now resides upon. The testimonies also kick-off The Supreme Court of Red Natural History, a People’s Tribunal produced by The Natural History Museum and artist Jonas Staal, with the Carnegie Museum’s Center for Anthropocene Studies and the Native Organizers Alliance. 

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