American Rivers seeks to amplify Indigenous leadership in river protection, policy, and land stewardship. We work together with Tribal Nations and Indigenous Communities to prioritize protecting and restoring rivers that are culturally and ecologically significant.
We acknowledge the impact of settler colonialism and the deep injustices that persist. We support the thriving work of sovereign Tribal Nations as stewards of land and rivers, and we honor the traditional ecological knowledge, practices, and perspectives held by Indigenous communities.
This acknowledgment is a first step, we commit to continued listening, deepening our knowledge and practices, and expanding authentic relationships with Tribal Nations and Indigenous Communities in the coming years.
American Rivers is headquartered on Piscataway and Nacotchtank (Anacostan) land, also known as Washington DC.