UNEP-Accredited NGO Championing Indigenous Environmental Knowledge


About Us

Society of Native Nations (SNN) is a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) accredited non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to amplifying Indigenous perspectives and traditional knowledge in the global fight for environmental protection. We believe that Indigenous communities hold invaluable wisdom and solutions for addressing the climate crisis and creating a more sustainable world..

Rights Holders, Major Groups, and Stakeholders, represented by NGOs accredited to UNEP, can participate in the Assembly’s meetings and provide interventions. They play a central role in providing expertise and scientific knowledge, informing governments of local needs and opinions, identifying practical policy decisions.

One of UNEP's main duties is monitoring the global environmental situation to ensure that emerging problems and issues are appropriately addressed by governments. Accredited NGOs provide input to the development of strategies and participate in project implementation.


Our Mission

  • Elevate Indigenous Voices: We actively engage Indigenous leaders, communities, and organizations in international environmental dialogues, ensuring their concerns and solutions are heard at the highest levels.
  • Protect Indigenous and Traditional Knowledge: We advocate for the recognition and protection of Indigenous environmental knowledge systems as essential tools for conservation and sustainable resource management.
  • Promote Equitable Solutions: We work towards equitable environmental policies and practices that respect Indigenous rights, land tenure, and cultural heritage.
  • Build Capacity: We support Indigenous-led initiatives in environmental conservation, climate resilience, Human Rights and sustainable development.

Our Focus Areas

  • Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation: We champion Indigenous-led climate solutions that draw on Indigenous and raditional land management practices, ecological knowledge, and community resilience.
  • Biodiversity Conservation: We advocate for the protection of Indigenous territories and sacred sites, recognizing their vital role in maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem health.
  • Sustainable Resource Management: We promote Indigenous approaches to resource management that prioritize long-term ecological balance and community well-being.
  • Environmental Justice: We stand with Indigenous communities in their fight against environmental injustices, including pollution, land dispossession, and climate displacement.

Our Approach

  • Partnership: We collaborate with Indigenous communities, organizations, governments, and international institutions to build trust, foster dialogue, and co-create solutions.
  • Research: We conduct and support research that documents and validates Indigenous environmental knowledge, making it accessible to policymakers and practitioners.
  • Advocacy: We engage in advocacy efforts at local, national, and international levels to influence environmental policy and practice in favor of Indigenous rights and knowledge.
  • Capacity Building: We provide training, resources, and technical support to Indigenous communities and organizations to strengthen their capacity for environmental stewardship.

Get Involved

  • Donate: Your contributions directly support our work to empower Indigenous voices for a sustainable future.
  • Volunteer: Share your skills and passion by volunteering with our programs and initiatives.
  • Stay Informed: Sign up for our newsletter to stay updated on our work and learn how you can make a difference.
  • Partner with Us: If you're an organization or institution aligned with our mission, we welcome opportunities for collaboration.

Join us in the movement to recognize and uplift Indigenous knowledge for a healthier planet.







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You can also send a check made out to (Society of Native Nations) the address is:

Society of Native Nations

10730 Potranco Road Suite 122-282

San Antonio, TX 78251

Phone: 210-468-8201


"Society of Native Nations" (SNN) is approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501 (C) (3) tax-exempt organization, and all donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

Society of Native Nations - Federal IRS Tax Exemptions Identification Number # 81-0984252

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