Mission & Vision

Rising Voices’ mission is to position Indigenous knowledge systems at the center of Earth science innovation, in response to extreme weather and climate change.

Our Vision is to see an increasingly diverse, inclusive collaboration within Earth sciences (including atmospheric, social, biological, ecological approaches) that will drive a climate-resilient world.

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Our Values

Graphical Representation of Rising Voices Values

Graphical Representation of Rising Voices Values

Natural Hazards Workshop 2020 Plenary graphic recording summarizing Rising Voices core values and actions. Included with gratitude for and permission from the Natural Hazards Center. @Alece Birnbach, Graphic Recording Studio, 2020

Rising Voices holds the following values:

  • Removal of boundaries between science and society;
  • Support of collaborators with diverse cultural, community, geographic, and educational backgrounds;
  • Encouragement of diverse perspectives and acknowledgement of the inherent value in indigenous knowledge systems and indigenous science;
  • Advocating for relational-based science, as opposed to extractive or transactional-based science;
  • Embracing opportunities to listen, learn, and share with others across cultures and generations;
  • A commitment to developing trustworthy relationships over time; and
  • Collaborations that embody a respect for the diverse experiences shaped by colonial histories

To learn more, watch Introducing Rising Voices:

Introduction to Rising Voices