Osprey Orielle Lake
Author, Activist, Speaker


By Osprey Orielle Lake

It’s time to rewild ourselves and our dominant worldviews to build earth-centered communities for all.

The dominant cultural worldview is based upon extraction and exploitation practices that have brought us to the precipice of social, environmental, and climate collapse. Braiding poetic storytelling, climate justice analyses, and collective knowledge of Earth-centered cultures, The Story is in Our Bones opens a portal to restoration and justice beyond the end of a world in crisis.

Lake calls forth historical memory of who we are in the Earth’s lineage to bring into being the world we keenly long for, at the delicate threshold of great peril or great promise.

For anyone grieving our collective loss and wanting to take action, The Story is in Our Bones is a vital guide to remaking our world. This hopeful, engaging, and creatively lyrical work reminds readers that another world is possible, and provides a desperately needed antidote to the pervasive despair of our time.

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Book Reviews

The Story Is in Our Bones: How Worldviews and Climate Justice Can Remake a World in Crisis
Reviewed by Kristen Rabe of Foreword Reviews

“Comprehensive and inspiring, The Story Is in Our Bones reviews how women, Indigenous people, and other activists across the globe are working to counter climate change and protect ecosystems.”

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The Story Is in Our Bones: How Worldviews and Climate Justice Can Remake a World in Crisis
Reviewed by Marjorie Mann of Library Journal

“Osprey Orielle Lake casts a wide net that embraces global Indigenous perspectives and modern science to discuss topics such as humanity’s origin, society’s relationship to nature, and the imperative need to halt and reverse climate change. Highly recommended for public and academic libraries.”

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About Osprey Orielle Lake

Founder and executive director of the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN), Osprey works internationally with grassroots, BIPOC and Indigenous leaders, policymakers, and diverse coalitions to build climate justice, resilient communities, and a just transition to a decentralized, democratized clean-energy future.

She sits on the executive committee for the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature and on the steering committee for the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty. Osprey’s writing about climate justice, relationships with nature, women in leadership, and other topics has been featured in The Guardian, Earth Island Journal, The Ecologist, Ms. Magazine and many other publications.

She is the author of the award-winning book Uprisings for the Earth: Reconnecting Culture with Nature. Osprey holds an MA in Culture and Environmental Studies from Holy Names University in Oakland and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area on Coast Miwok lands.

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