Land is Life, Inc.

New York, NY   |  www.landislife.org

Mission

As the international community struggles to address the world's most pressing issues - climate change, destruction of ecosystems, food security, global poverty and women's rights - it is critical that the world recognize that these challenges will be difficult, if not impossible, to address without the involvement of Indigenous Peoples. For millennia Indigenous Peoples have developed sustainable ways of living that are based not on profit but on reciprocity with nature. As our climate continues to change, and our shared resources are threatened, we must recognize what happens in the forest affects everyone on earth.

Ruling year info

1991

Interim CO-Director

Ana Jerolamon

Interim Co-Director

Jose Proano

Main address

228 Park Ave South, PMB 45112

New York, NY 10003-1502 USA

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EIN

22-3101280

NTEE code info

International Human Rights (Q70)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Strengthen Grassroots Capacity

We build long-term partnerships directly with grassroots Indigenous organizations to strengthen their operations and ability to protect and defend their rights and territories as they have for generations.

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples

We forge solidarity throughout our global network of Indigenous communities, organizations, and leaders to build strong connections between grassroots causes and advocates.

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples

We provide direct support to the most overlooked Indigenous communities, which allows our Regional Coordinators to deploy small, flexible funds to address ever-changing needs at the grassroots.

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Number of organizations applying for grants

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Indigenous peoples

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of new donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Indigenous peoples

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of affiliates speaking to government leaders about relevant policy issues

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Indigenous peoples

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We help to ensure that indigenous peoples are aware of relevant international mechanisms and have a seat at the table on policies that affect local realities. While the frameworks and agreements drafted to help promote and protect the rights of indigenous peoples are created with best intentions, they often represent a top-down approach and a western way of thinking. To ensure that our partners can fully utilize these tools, Land is Life supports the participation of indigenous delegates at key forums, promotes dialogue with development institutions, and equips first-time participants for navigating the international policymaking landscape.

Our strategies are rooted in collaboration and trust, recognizing that those who live the everyday realities should take the lead in determining solutions. Our regional coordinators and our steering council remain a constant "ear to the ground" and provide us with critical insight as to how to maintain and develop our relationships with our grassroot allies.

We use a three-pronged approach to ensure our goals are met in both a thoughtful and timely manner. Firstly, we directly support grassroots Indigenous organizations through sustained, holistic partnerships that increase their organizational capacity and effectiveness. Recognizing that the needs of every organization are different, we work together to build the sustaining funding partnerships, systems and strategies required to address their distinct challenges and opportunities, leveraging the skills and experience of both the Support Team and our global network. Secondly, we build strength in numbers by fostering solidarity among Indigenous groups and establishing common ground with non-Indigenous allies. We forge these links by enabling communication across our global network; hosting or supporting conferences and meetings; facilitating new partnerships among organizations; and creating awareness around the issues that affect the daily realities of our partners. Lastly, we provide direct support to grassroots Indigenous causes that lack access to traditional funding mechanisms through small, flexible grants facilitated by our Regional Coordinators—trusted Indigenous leaders in their geography. The Regional Coordinators identify small, but critically important initiatives and work with recipients to monitor, evaluate and report in a way that recognizes their unexpected and frequently changing circumstances and upholds their right to self-determination.

Indigenous Peoples make up 5% of the global population and speak 60% of all languages. Where they continue to maintain control over their ancestral lands and territories 80% of the world's biodiversity remains.

As the international community struggles to address the world's most pressing issues - climate change, destruction of ecosystems, food security, global poverty and women's rights - it is critical that the world recognize that these challenges will be difficult, if not impossible, to address without the involvement of Indigenous Peoples. For millennia Indigenous Peoples have developed sustainable ways of living that are based not on profit but on reciprocity with nature. As our climate continues to change, and our shared resources are threatened, we must recognize what happens in the forest affects everyone on earth.

It remains a question not of what we have accomplished so far, but rather a question as to how much more needs to be done to ensure the rights of Indigenous Peoples worldwide.

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Land is Life, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 10/20/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Brian Keane

Brian Keane

Kara De Los Reyes

Marcos Terena

Cecilia Yucailla

Gleb Raygorodetsky

Mariam Aboubakrine

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/20/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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