As the wind breathes out of Wind Cave in my face, I am reminded of the creation of humans and my own small place in this magnificent world. Wind Cave National Park is named for the Cave itself, called Washun Niya, or the Breathing Hole of Mother Earth, by the Lakota People. In this creation story, it is from here that they emerged to this world.Read more
Whether to build the international pipeline, designed to convey the Tar-sands oil from the massive deposits in Western Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast for refining, has not only become an explosive issue in this year's presidential election, it has become central to the debate over the future habitability of planet earth. A special report.Read more
Our Mother Earth is calling to us in distress, and the Grammy Award-winning folk rock duo the Indigo Girls, with special guest Lucy Wainwright Roche, and Native Environmental Activist Winona LaDuke, are hosting a night of music to benefit the organization Honor the Earth in answer to this call at 7pm on Saturday, August 4th, Town Hall, Provincetown.Read more
CHURCHROCK, N.M. — On July 19, 2012, the uranium mining company Hydro Resources Inc. signed an agreement with the Navajo Nation giving the mining company limited access across Navajo Indian Country to its Churchrock Section 8 mine site. The agreement specifically states that Hydro Resources (a subsidiary of Uranium Resources Inc.) cannot begin mining uranium until legacy waste at Section 8 and adjacent Section 17 has been cleaned up.Read more
The Northern Land Council, which represents native title claimants in the Arnhem Land region of Northern Territory, announced its decision to extend the boundaries of the world-heritage-listed Kakadu National Park to include the 1,200 hectare uranium deposit.
When the National Park was founded in 1979, the Australian government decided to leave Koongarra out, clearly recognizing the potential market value of the deposit. Located in the heart of Kakadu, the deposit is estimated to hold 14,540 tonnes of uranium ore worth approximately $5 billion.
Pit River Tribe of California Unanimously Affirms the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
BURNEY, CA – On March 29th, 2012 The Pit River Tribe unanimously affirmed the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Pit River Tribe is now the first tribe within the State of California to affirm the declaration and the first since the United States affirmed its support of the declaration. Pit River Tribe is the third tribe in the United States to officially affirm the declaration after Gila River of Arizona in 2008 and Seminole Nation of Oklahoma in 2010. In preparation for Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Mr. James Anaya’s visit to examine the human rights situation of indigenous peoples in the country from 23 April to 4 May 2012.Read more
With Keystone Blocked by Obama, Canada Threatens to Run Transcontinental Pipeline to British Columbia
I am writing this story because of a bear—a white bear. The Spirit Bears are white bears in a clan of black bears; one out of every 10 of these bears is born pure white. Called Moksgm’ol by the Tsimshian people, there are only 400 Spirit Bears in the Great Bear Rainforest in northern British Columbia. Their territory surrounds the town of Kitimat, the proposed end of another tar sands pipeline, which means large equipment, pipes, possible spills and a lot of infrastructure may soon be invading the home of these bears.Read more
(AP) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico's participation in a regional cap and trade program aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions became more unlikely Monday with a unanimous vote by state regulators.Read more
You're invited to a special Honor the Earth BenefitRead more
Honor the Earth has become a Program Partner of Global Spirit on LinkTV. We're excited to share with you their video series called Earth Wisdom: For a World in Crisis which looks at the impact of Indigenous and traditional knowledge on our future. Below you can see some of their great preview videos but be sure to check out their website to see the whole program!Read more