North American Leadership Summit

The North American Leadership Summit (NALS) took place August 20-23, 2020. This was a co-creative learning process culminating in a unique event that helped define the next steps in our evolution as continental leaders of Turtle Island. We aim to build a great people’s movement that can regenerate climate, land, and communities across the continent.

The planetary emergency asks all of us, and especially those with the capacity for leadership, to step into a new realm of heartfulness, understanding, solidarity, teaching, and effectiveness. By now, we’ve all been to plenty of meetings, workshops, and conferences, and some of us are discouraged. The Summit, though, employed experiential and expansive processes to transform not only our understanding of life on Earth, but our very beings as we came together for a campaign of regeneration.

We forged new connections between indigenous leadership, youth, the Divine Feminine, ethnic luminaries, and leading-edge knowledge carriers. 

Trailer for the North American Leadership Summit

Building on the efforts of preliminary working groups, the Summit blended these gifts and experiences to forge meaningful and lasting connections. Next steps are to deploy those strengths to change public policy and private action in all regions.

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Day 1: Energy & Action

Foundations of a Green New Deal: Understanding Our Energy Future – Mark Cohen & Peter Bane

Taking Action – Mainstream Action Panel

Mainstreaming to Universities

Day 2: Water & Deep Adaptation

The Shape Of Water Climate Change Mitigation

Soul Family Spacemaking in Troubled Times

Meet The Author Q&A with Amy Stross

Making the Case for Water

Building Bridges Over Troubled Waters

How I Explored the Biggest Water Projects on Earth

Trauma Resilient!   

Deep Adaptation

Day 3: Regen Ag & Mutual Aid

A Brief History of Helping with Mutual Aid

Food Sovereignty and Regenerative Agriculture

Identifying Threats and Challenges 

Regenerative Weaving Pt 1 

Day 4: Futures & Funding 

The Million Tree Challenge: First Steps

FILM Premiere: Integrated Water Harvesting Earthworks

Creating Permaculture Niches for your livelihood

Recreating the World Forest: First Steps

Regenerative Weaving Pt 2

Closing Circle