The Overstory Alliance is a community that empowers people to reconnect with the living world and defend the future of life.

Our Work

Pipeline Resistance

We work to support Indigenous-led efforts to resist the Line 3 tar sands oil pipeline in northern Minnesota through media, training, and action. We aim to make Line 3 the most expensive pipeline that never gets built.

Updates from the movement

Library Articles

We’ve written a cornucopia of articles about our world, its origins, its messy present, and the future it’s heading for. Designed for education, these articles tell our story, and why we fight for deep justice.

Articles from our library


10 minute read (1995 words) Decolonization is the process by which we right the genocidal wrongs of the past. So what does this process mean to the world, and to ourselves?

Food Sovereignty & Relocalization

18 minute read (3647 words) How can we reclaim control, of the food system in times of turmoil? Food sovereignty may provide some hope, and relocalization provides the means.

Regenerative Agriculture

13 minute read (2261 words) Regenerative agriculture is key to ecological restoration and creating a just food system.

Community Governance and Economies

10 minute read (1968 words) The centralized states of the present are unsustainable in the face of resource depletion. Looking ahead, community governance offers a promising alternative.

Learning to Live (and Living to Learn)

11 minute read (2292 words) What is education really for? Let’s discuss how we can mend the learning deficits of modern education and help those around us to do the same.

The Human Superorganism

14 minute read (3074 words) As human society has grown ever-larger, organized, and inter-reliant, our collective behavior remains simplified and predictable. Enter: the “superorganism.”

Movement School

Overstory Alliance is partnering with Cooperation Northfield to host a program that teaches and trains passionate young people to be effective changemakers. We’re piloting the program in Minnesota this summer.

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