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How America Led, Lost and Hopes to Reclaim the Environmental Movement

28. Winona LaDuke founds Honor The Earth
“Being born Anishinaabe was my awakening to consciousness.”
 
— Winona LaDuke, Indigenous author, activist and speaker
 
In 1993, LaDuke founds Native environmental justice nonprofit Honor The Earth, of which she is currently Executive Director. She goes on to run as the vice presidential candidate for the Green Party alongside Ralph Nader in 1996 and 2000.
 
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LEGAL CHALLENGE TO MINNESOTA POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY WATER QUALITY PERMITS FOR LINE 3 FILED BY SELECT MINNESOTA TRIBES AND MAINSTREAM ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS CALLS FOR CONTESTED CASE HEARINGS

Petition Cites Dramatic Oil Market Crash, Severe Pandemic Threats, Adequate Clean Water Act Protections, Other Issues. Friends, we are happy to announce to that Honor the Earth, with our allies filed a legal petition to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (PCA) on April 10, 2020, calling for contested case hearings about the agency’s water quality permits for the pipeline.

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New film documents indigenous resistance to Enbridge Line 3

"A new documentary film directed by Suez Taylor was released on March 29, documenting the course of resistance to the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline in Minnesota. LN3 features indigenous environmental activist and water protector Winona LaDuke, attorney Tara Houska, and poet-hip hop artist ThomasX, as they lead an alliance to take on Big Oil and their enablers at the institutional and legal levels."

 

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Oshki Biboonigizi: New Birth of 2020

Dear Friends,

Let us put our minds together to see what kind of future we can make for our children…”       

              Sitting Bull

That’s really this time.  In the darkest of political times, the collapse of ecological balances, and the rise of unchallenged corporate power, it’s a time to be thoughtful and courageous.  

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Water Warriors Short Film

When an energy company begins searching for natural gas in New Brunswick, Canada, indigenous and white families unite to drive out the company in a campaign to protect their water and way of life. Co-presented by Vision Media Maker (VMM).

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Patagonia Action Works - The Gift of Giving

Patagonia will match your donation from November 29th to December 31st.

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A tale of two oil pipelines and their place in the presidential race

"The political debate over how to regulate the fossil fuel industry in the United States is more important — and ideologically divisive — than ever before, as the 2020 election is fully underway. "

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California Tribal Village Uses Solar Energy

The first solar farm in North Dakota went up this year — the Cannon Ball Community Solar Farm on the Standing Rock Reservation.

Read more at: https://truthout.org/articles/amid-blackout-a-california-tribal-village-kept-lights-on-with-solar-energy/

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Akiing: Where the Wild Rice Grows

It is Manoominike Giizis, the Wild Rice Making Moon.  For thousands of years, Native people have gone to these lakes, listened to the sounds of geese, cranes, and swans as they fly overhead.  This is a wild rice ecosystem.  We take to the lakes with tobacco in hand, canoes, poles and sticks, the same way as our ancestors have for a thousand years.   Manoomin, or wild rice, feeds both the bodies and spirits.

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"The Ride of the Water Protectors," Winona LaDuke

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The Ride is something which is legendary in our family.  Inspired by a set of dreams, for seven years, I’ve been riding on horseback along the proposed Enbridge Line 3 route, honoring water, and continuing a resistance to proposals of greed, that would destroy some beautiful places. That’s about three hundred miles of terrain, some of it scarred by three or more Enbridge pipes, but much of it untouched by Enbridge. It remains untouched because of the commitment of water protectors, landowners, tribal governments and people of Minnesota.

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