A woman in a blue dress standing next to a tree.
A group of rocks with writing on them.

The proposed Avi Kwa Ame (Ah-VEE kwa-meh) National Monument sits in the southern region of the State of Nevada. This region is home to some of the most culturally significant and biologically diverse wilderness in the Mojave desert. Avi Kwa Ame as named by the Pipa Aha Macav Mojave Tribe is tied to their creation, cosmology, and well being. It’s sacred to 10 Yuman speaking tribes as well.

AVI KWA AME

We collaborated with Conservation Lands Foundation to create a series of photos and short video clips to build a StoryMap website to promote the protection of these sacred lands. Interviews from Fort Mojave tribal members as well as local organizers and politicians were documented to help contextualize the importance of Avi Kwa Ame and the surrounding ancestral lands.

A mountain range with a cactus in the background.
Joshua cactus in the desert with mountains in the background.


“It’s important to protect this landscape for generations to come. If these areas are lost, if the natural resources are not still here, our generations after us won’t be able to know their traditional ways.”

— Taylor Patterson, Bishop Paiute, Executive Director of Native Voters Alliance Nevada and organizer for the Avi Kwa Ame National Monument Campaign

SHORTS FOR STORYMAP

WE CREATED A VARIETY OF VIGNETTES TO REPRESENT DIFFERENT VOICES ALL PROMOTING THE PROTECTION OF THE PROPOSED MONUMENT.

STORYMAP

A man wearing a black hat in the desert.
A woman wearing a t - shirt standing in a field.
A man is riding a horse in the desert.

ADDITIONAL PROJECTS

WE WORK WITH FARMERS, LAND TRUSTS, INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ACADEMICS, HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATES, ARTISTS, ENVIRONMENTALISTS AND SOCIAL IMPACT BRANDS.