You're invited to a special Honor the Earth Benefit
Featuring an acoustic performance by Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls and other surprise guests along with an interactive discussion with Winona LaDuke & Amy Ray about the challenges and opportunities surrounding Native environmental initiatives in 2012. Read more...1 attachment:
On July 21st, Honor's Executive Director, Winona LaDuke, debated Stewart Brand, publisher of the Whole Earth Catalog and more recently known for asking environmentalists to reconsider opposing nuclear power and GMOs. The event was hosted by Earth Island Journal in Berkeley, CA, below are some video highlights of the event. Read more...
Topic of Discussion: The Alberta Tar Sands; the Heavy Haul and Using the Columbia River as a Means to Transport Coal and Oil Drilling Equipment.
Interview Clip with Winona LaDuke by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez
Available at Indianz.com (May 2011)
"Native American activist and writer Winona LaDuke joins us to discuss her new book, The Militarization of Indian Country. LaDuke covers the legacy of the seizure of Native American lands by the U.S. government—which became sites for industrial and military use, including army bases, nuclear testing sites, coal and uranium mining—and how the military-industrial complex is encroaching on native communities. LaDuke lives and works on the White Earth Nation in northern Minnesota and is executive director of the group Honor the Earth. "Indian country is not to be assaulted by the U.S. military," says LaDuke. Read more...
BY WINONA LADUKE, MPR News (May 25, 2011)
That the death of Osama bin Laden was relayed with the words "Geronimo EKIA [Enemy Killed in Action]" prompted a din of protest in the halls of Congress.
Harlan Geronimo, a great-grandson of Apache Chief Geronimo and an Army veteran of two tours in Vietnam, asked for a formal apology. He called the Pentagon's decision to use the code name Geronimo a "grievous insult."
His call for an apology was joined by most major Native American organizations. The Onondaga nation stated, "This continues to personify the original peoples of North America as enemies and savages. ... The U.S. military leadership should have known better." Read more...