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Native activist LaDuke part of energy issues panel at SKC

PABLO - Two-time vice presidential candidate and Native American activist Winona LaDuke will be here Saturday afternoon to moderate a panel discussion of energy issues facing Montana and its Indian reservations.

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Your turn: We need lasting energy economy

Now that the dust has settled and a giant addition to the Big Stone coal power plant known as Big Stone II has been canceled, what next?

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AvaTAR SANDS Advertisement Generates Major Media Attention

Honor the Earth is proud to join a coalition of national and international groups who signed a recent advertisement in Variety comparing tar sands development with the plot of the movie Avatar and the ad has generated a lot of attention. The ad is running in Variety just before the Oscars and it expresses support for Avatar because it closely parallels the struggles of real life Indigenous Peoples inundated by tar sands developers.  Below are links to some of the prominent media coverage of the ad and a copy of the ad itself.

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Somalis, Indians and Amish

I had a nice visit with Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls a week or so ago. I’ve asked for a reworking of her song lyrics “Nomads, Indians and Saints."

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No need for coal plants: Wind and solar will do

Big Stone II’s demise is not a bad sign for wind, it is the opposite. Now is the opportunity to move ahead to the next economy, not to worry about what we lost with a big polluter. Let’s give this gift to our future generations — a better future.

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Big Stone II Victory! Otter Tail Withdraws Investment

MINNEAPOLIS - The utility leading an effort to build a $1.6 billion coal-fired power plant in South Dakota that would serve five states has pulled out of the project.

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Climate workshop stresses sustainability, indigenous knowledge

PRIOR LAKE, Minn. – American Indian stalwarts of environmental justice recently met at a national workshop to write a milestone climate change declaration, clearly outlining a course on how to save the planet using indigenous science and knowledge.

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Video: Winona LaDuke at the Indigenous Uranium Forum at Acoma Pueblo

The Indigenous Uranium Forum was held from October 22-24 in Acoma Pueblo. Winona was there to discuss her historical work on uranium issues in Indian Country and talk a bit about our recent work in Saskatoon to halt the use of nuclear power to fuel the Tar Sands project. Check out the great video below.

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Winona LaDuke to Co-Chair Native Peoples Native Homelands Workshop

Honor the Earth is part of a national Planning Committee organizing the Native Peoples Native Homelands II workshop.

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Come Join Us At Native Peoples Native Homelands

We have a shot at being self-determining or we can be the victims. This is a time of tumultuous change, economic downturns, accelerating climate destabilization and the depletion of oil supplies, meaning loss of access to cheap petroleum. If we don’t act, we will be caught in a very difficult place as Indigenous peoples.

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