The seeds passed through a couple of pairs of hands before they got to the farm. But they started with Paul DeMain, a member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin (board member of Honor the Earth) and the editor of News from Indian Country. DeMain says his seeds originally came from the Miami tribe in Indiana and are thought to be from a line that's somewhere between 1,000 to 2,000 years old.Read more
A recent investigation documents how Enbridge lobbied Canada's pipeline regulators (National Energy Board) to remove the most damning conclusions from its 2015 pipeline safety audit. The National Observer, a Canadian investigative journal, published an article titled Pipeline watchdog hid evidence of secret Enbridge reports, focusing on a 2015 National Energy Board (NEB) audit of Enbridge Energy (a Canadian company). The audit states Enbridge violated a number of pipeline safety rules, and inadequately addressed public safety concerns. The NEB changed their final report in response to Enbridge demands for the removal of the most critical assessments. Of the changes cited by the National Observer, is the removal of 4 paragraphs describing Enbridge’s failure to adequately address pipeline corrosion fatigue.Read more
Honor the Earth Breaks Free from Fossil Fuels - BP Refinery in Whiting IN: We marched to BP Refinery strongly for Nayaano-nibiimaang Gichigamiin: The Great Lakes (The Five Freshwater Seas)Read more
FRONT LINES UPDATE: The permits for Dakota Access were revoked in just one wildlife management area of Iowa. Here’s the truth: machines are on the ground in North Dakota. Honor the Earth team and others are heading out this weekend (June 3rd 2016) to continue assisting with the blockade and camp needs with a boat for easy access for travel back and forth to the camp area.
In this moment we are the people who stand together. This means we have an opportunity and an obligation to the generations who have come before us and to those who are yet to come. In this time, we can sit by and watch history being made by others, or we can stand up and put our prayers, our hearts, and our hard work into creating the future we wish to see.
That is the driving force of this organization.Read more
HONOR THE EARTH For Immediate Release
May 28, 2016
EPA Sends Strong Message to Minnesota Regarding Sandpiper/Line 3
This past Friday, the US Environmental Protection Agency Region V sent strong recommendations to Minnesota on the scoping for the state environmental impact statement on the Sandpiper and Line Three. The EPA called for much more stringent and exhaustive reviews that the state is anticipated to undertake. The Agency’s comments were in addition to hundreds of comments submitted by Minnesotans and Anishinaabeg regarding the process.Read more
Despite billions of dollars of investment in the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to carry out environmental stewardship duties, the State of Minnesota insists on having the Department of Commerce do the environmental review for the largest fossil fuel infrastructure mega-project in state history. On May 18 meeting, the Environmental Quality Board voted to deny the people's request to transfer control of the Sandpiper/Line 3 EIS to the environmental agencies. Read on for more details and to watch the video of the Honor the Earth team (Winona LaDuke, Korey Northrup, Don Wedll, and Thane Maxwell) testifying at that meeting....Read more
Immediate Release: 1855 Treaty Authority, CHIPPEWA EXTEND ONE-DAY FISHING PERMIT TO GOVERNOR DAYTON’S SANDY LAKE OPENER
Immediate Release May 11, 2016
Sandy Lake, MN – The 1855 Treaty Authority issued a one-day fishing permit and pass for Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and his members while they spend the 2016 Governor's Fishing Opener on one of the most important, original 1855 Chippewa reservations, Sandy Lake.Read more
The next round of MN regulatory hearings for the Sandpiper/Line 3 pipeline corridor is starting this week...Come along for another trip down the rabbit hole! There will be 13 public meetings across northern Minnesota, from April 25 - May 11, 2016. Please attend as many hearings as you an and give written or verbal comments about what the EIS should include! Treaty rights, wild rice, fish and wildlife, spill risk, abandonment, liability, water and air quality, climate change, etc.....this is your chance to voice your concerns.Read more
Please add your voice to hundreds of others asking the State of MN to put the EIS (Environmental Impact Statement) for the Sandpiper/Line 3 corridor in the correct hands.
A group of citizens, tribes, and environmental groups has asked the MN Environmental Quality Board (EQB) to change the state agency in charge of preparing the EIS. The Public Utilities Commission and Department of Commerce are currently the lead agencies, but the Department of Natural Resources and the Pollution Control Agency have far greater expertise, and are the only agencies capable of working with the federal government, tribal governments, and the Ojibwe treaty commissions that co-manage resources in ceded territory. We are asking the EQB to reassign the RGU (Responsible Government Unit) to either DNR, PCA, or both.
Read more for letters to sign and details on how to submit your own comments....