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Indigenous Goddess Gang

Creating a space for sharing medicine through poetry, food & seed knowledge, herbalism, music and more. This is a space for reclaiming knowledge from an indigenous feminist lens. Each issue we will continue to grow and share the knowledge of our matriarchs and share that medicine. 

Indigenous Goddess Gang is a space intended for INDIGENOUS people. We've had our land taken from us, we've had our cultures taken from us,  we've had our languages taken from us. This is a step towards reclaiming our knowledge, identity and medicine.  This site is not intended for exploiting or appropriating.  Tread lightly and respectfully. 

For the Wild

For the Wild

For The Wild is an anthology of the Anthropocene; focused on land based protection, co-liberaton and intersectional storytelling rooted in a paradigm shift from human supremacy towards deep ecology. In 2014, founder and host Ayana Young, found herself overwhelmed by the realities of the Anthropocene, this climactic era defined by human. Through her yearning to break through the denial and complacency of modern civilization she birthed this weekly conversational podcast. With a sound footing in research, in depth intersectional analysis and the visionary thinkers of today, each week For The Wild hosts visionaries, scientists, land-defenders, Indigenous leaders and movement builders of today, who are forging a regenerative way forward. In the time since its inception, For The Wild has grown to include several additional media, education and land-based restoration campaigns. For The Wild’s 1 Million Redwood Project is dedicated to renewing and preserving the biodiversity and resiliency of Cascadia’s temperate rainforest. For The Wild's Tongass Campaign weaves together stories from the grassroots, serving as a platform for the diverse voices of local southeast Alaskans sharing the complexly interwoven political, cultural, and ecological landscapes of the Tongass National Forest."

Mission

For The Wild is an anthology of the Anthropocene; focused on land based protection, co-liberaton and intersectional storytelling rooted in a paradigm shift from human supremacy towards deep ecology.

Reconnect

Since the dawn of Empire, humanity has been increasingly severed from the natural world and coerced into economic serfdom. Our disconnection from nature has resulted in a mass psychosis that blurs our suicidal and ecocidal path. We are at the cusp of a great movement toward reintegration in nature, on a personal level, on a community level, on a global level.

There is much to be done and even more to be undone, but we are not alone. From the ecological design of permaculture to the insights of indigenous elders, many of the answers we are seeking are eager to be heard. Reconnection is not a quaint ideal. It is the bedrock on which to rebuild our home and restore our biosphere. 

Renew

The reality of biotic collapse is undeniable. As the demands of modern societies intensify, we are headlong into the most rapid extinction event in Earth’s history. What’s left of wilderness exists mostly in isolated pockets too small to support biodiversity. As the human community continues its rampant growth, the challenges are fast becoming crises.

We must do more than just abandon destructive practices; we need to reverse the damage through ecological restoration, rewilding, grassroots carbon sequestration and bioremediation. We must reimagine a society that marries knowledge and wisdom, and makes restoring a flourishing planet its top priority

Resist

Our economic system is based on converting the living world into dead commodities and waste, while our political system is designed to safeguard this system. No amount of “reform” will ever reach the root causes of our crises. Some people will turn their backs on Empire and create a parallel reality, while others will fight to halt the destruction.

Whereas traditional protest is predicted and absorbed by the power structure, direct action seeks to interfere in a tangible way with the forces of destruction. There have been some victories: the last of ancient forests would have been logged if not for tree-sitters, and whales would have be slaughtered if not for Sea Shepherd activists. Solid resistance must be expected yet unpredictable, and together we discuss how to proceed as Earth defenders.

Revere

It is clear where reductionist logic has brought us: a streamlined, hyper-efficient and ugly world. As science moves into a new paradigm of interconnectedness and epigenetics, this logic is becoming obsolete. We stand before a vast opportunity to reimagine our relation to the whole, and to redefine happiness and progress.

As author and restoration ecologist Stephanie Mills suggests “cleaving to beauty can be great sustenance.” How can we regain our sensitivity to unseen realities, revive childhood wonder amid deep responsibility, and propel each other in Earth activism? These are among the many themes we explore on For The Wild Podcast.-March Young

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Ayana Young
co-founder, project director, host 

Ayana is a lover and protector of wild nature. She was studying Ecology at Columbia University when the Occupy Wall Street movement began. Amid the burgeoning resistance in Zuccotti Park, she co-created the Environmental Working Group to help orient the movement to the realities of a suffering planet. From there she moved West to her beloved Cascadian bioregion, starting an organic farm and wild foods cartel on an Oregon mountaintop. In Portland, she had the fortune of learning from the herbalist Cascade Anderson Geller before her passing. Ayana is currently studying Restoration of Natural Systems in Victoria, BC, and creating an ecological research center and native species nursery in the Southern tip of the Cascadian bioregion. Along with the restoration of damaged landscapes, Ayana is committed to protecting intact ecosystems. In the summer of 2016 she lead a delegation of women to the Tongass National Forest in SE Alaska to spend time with the forest and learn from the local people to collaborate on a strategy to stop old growth logging. The Tongass film and campaign will launch in 2017. 

Ayana hosts For The Wild Podcast (formerly Unlearn & Rewild) and teaches about empowered earth stewardship, leads biodiversity enhancement workshops and facilitates panels across North America. 

March Young
co-founder

March is a student of Restoration Ecology and is rehabilitating land and water in BC and Northern California. His main fascination is maintaining biodiversity in a rapidly changing climate. He is an amateur mycologist, wild food forager, and earth-skills enthusiast. He has also been practicing in the visual arts for two decades, attempting to open eyes and hearts to the wisdom of nature. March lived in the Andes of Peru for six years studying anthropology and collaborating with indigenous artists. He spent several more years traveling on foot and bicycle around North and South America, fostering relationships with a wide gamut of humans and non-humans. March worked as an environmental activist and organizer in NYC particularly against shale-gas development. He has studied at numerous institutions, but has learned the most from observing nature and witnessing Earth-based cultures. 


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