by Winona LaDuke
“Yesterday, the devil came here,…Right here. Right here. And it smells of sulfur still today…” Mr. Chavez said, in 2006 comments at the United Nations. Then Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez made the sign of the cross, brought his hands together as if in prayer and glanced toward the ceiling.
That is perhaps one reason that Hugo Chavez was disliked by the US government. To Chavez , the Devil was George Bush. That’s what you get to say, when you are a third world leader who supplies maybe a million gallons of crude oil to an oil addicted country every day. You get to say anything you want.
I was a great admirer of Hugo Chavez, thankful for his generosity, his courage, his leadership, and his commitment to Indigenous peoples. Read more...
Tessa McLean, Anishinaabe
What happens when you’ve had enough of oil companies illegally passing pipelines through your tribal land? You practice self-determination and your sovereign rights to occupy that land. That is exactly what a group of Red Lake Tribal members are doing. Read more...
Fall 2012 Honor the Earth Grant Awards
Honor the Earth is pleased to announce these grants being given to thirty-
nine well-deserving organizations; $136,000 is being re-granted this year.
Many great projects out there being done by these organizations, such as
fighting the environmental destruction of the Canadian tar sands, resistance to the pipelines running across Canada and the United States, community run gardens, the protection of sacred water against a mining corporation development right beside a sacred site, reclaiming salmon to restore the sacred balance of water, healing land restoration and more.
Advocates for the Protection of Sacred Sites (APOSS)
Location: Northern California, Pitt River and Wintu Nations territory Read more...
Winona LaDuke Spoke at Northwest Indian College this week. Along with Chief Rueben George and Jewel James. The speakers discussed the topics of environmental justice, human rights, preservation of sacred indigenous sites, and global efforts to protect the environment. They also spoke about the proposed Cherry Point shipping terminal, which Lummi leaders have said they are opposed to because of environmental concerns and the cultural significance of the area. Read more...
ACTIVIST TRAINING - March 8, 2013 8pm - March 10, 2013, 3pm - Location to be announced - Manderson, South Dakota/Oglala Lakota Nation
Sponsored by Owe Aku & many allies
* Treaty Rights
* Human Rights
* Strategy Design
* Advocacy Tools
* Social Media
* Street Medic
* and much, much more... Read more...