By Nellis Kennedy-Howard (NAVAJO TIMES)
November 2, 2011
With only two months left of 2011, let's take a look back at the year's regional victories. The EPA has finally completed the long awaited and overdue plan for cleanup at the northeast Church Rock Uranium Mine site. The Crownpoint Chapter House has made momentous history by becoming the first solar-powered chapter house in the nation. And New Mexico has upheld the most stringent carbon cap in the nation. However, there is still much work to be done. For many of these "victory steps" we've taken, we have also taken two steps back. Read more...
It is with a very heavy heart and deep sadness that we learned of the passing of our dear friend & staff member, Leslie Walking Elk. Leslie was Winona’s adopted sister. Her loss was unexpected and we are pulling together for support during this difficult time.
For years, Leslie has been an educator and a long-time ally for Honor the Earth. Most recently, Leslie had been working as an Administrative Assistant in our Minneapolis office. A member of the Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin and a member of the Oglala Lakota Tribe of South Dakota, Leslie took great pride in her community and was a proud advocate for Native rights. She had a witty sense of humor and a great love for her people. This is a sad loss for the Native community and she will be dearly missed. Read more...
Latest LaDuke book examines the impacts of the federal military on Native American lands
Contact: Dawn Newbrough
LaDuke (with Co-Author, Sean Cruz) writes the Militarization of Indian Country by taking a very specific look at the impact the U.S. military has had on Indian Country. In doing so, LaDuke carefully examines how the military has affected Native people, Native economies, and the Native lands. From military use of Native names to outright poisoning of Native peoples for military testing, the U.S. military’s impact on Indian Country is unparalleled. Together, LaDuke & Cruz take an honest look at what impact the military has had on Native peoples since early colonization. Read more...
By MATTHEW ROTHSCHILD (The Progressive)
October 10, 2011
Native American activist and environmentalist Winona LaDuke says it’s crucial that we ask ourselves, “What is an economy? And who gets to determine it?”
She says we should have an economy that is divorced from empire, that respects the environment, and that is based on local needs.
LaDuke, who ran for vice president on the Green Party ticket with Ralph Nader in 2000, is the executive director of the White Earth Land Recovery Project of the White Earth Reservation in northern Minnesota.
She was the keynote speaker at an event sponsored by the Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice on Sunday. Read more...
By NELLIS KENNEDY-HOWARD
Indianz.com (October 3, 2011)
Today, President Obama has the choice. Clean technology is at our feet. Sustainable resources are in our hands. And, here we sit in the past digging for oil. The State Department is currently reviewing a proposal to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline, a pipeline that will extend 2,000 miles across America and to the Gulf of Mexico. Crossing over 70 rivers and streams, the pipeline will also cross critical water sources such as the Ogallala Aquifer. The pipeline is scheduled for review by the Obama administration with a congressional deadline demanding a decision by the end of 2011. Read more...