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Honor the Earth announces 3 new team members!

Honor the Earth is pleased to announce a step towards the future and expansion of our organization. In our goal to create awareness and support for Native environmental issues while developing resources for indigenous communities, Honor the Earth would like to welcome three new additions to our staff: 

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Ojibwe Harvesters Assert Rights of 1855 Treaty

On February 1, 2016, four enrolled Ojibwe band members given citations last summer for exercising their treaty rights, appeared in court and pled not guilty, with a pre-trial conference scheduled for April 26, 2016.  The MN Department of Natural Resources (DNR) gave the 4 citations on August 28, 2015.  Two were cited for harvesting wild rice on Hole in the Day Lake without a Minnesota DNR permit (Morningstar and Harvey Goodsky) and two were cited for casting a gill net on Gull Lake (Todd Thompson and Jim Northrup).  The four individuals were exercising their constitutionally-protected right to subsist off the land in the 1855 Treaty area.  The civil disobedience action was organized by the 1855 Treaty Authority in an effort to have these rights clarified and validated by federal courts.  Read more.....

 

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Honor the Earth Grants $90K to Indigenous Organizations to Protect Sacred Sites, Cultural Traditions

Honor the Earth is proud to announce the release of $90K in new grants to Indigenous Organizations across the US.  The grants range from the work to protect sacred ceremonial grounds and traditions to the repatriation of Ojibwe birchbark scrolls.  “This year’s grants are particularly focused on protection of sacred sites, and the continuation of strong cultural traditions in our Native communities,” Board of Directors Co-Chair Shannon Martin (Potawatami/Anishinaabe) said.

“We are very pleased to be able to join with communities protecting their sacred sites, encouraging and nurturing their youth, and restoring cultural traditions,” Board Co-chair Paul DeMain said. These continue to be trying times for Native people, as the industrial economy, often working through some of the largest polluters in the world, continues to threaten what remains of ecosystems and watersheds. Some 75 percent of the world’s biodiversity remains in Indigenous territories, and many of the most pristine watersheds remain in Indigenous territories.

 

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Over 70 groups urge Justin Trudeau to reject new pipelines

More than 70 North American groups, including Honor the Earth, are urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canada’s premiers to turn away from new pipeline and fossil fuel projects in order to meet the country’s international climate change commitments.

 

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Honor the Earth releases Enbridge's 2015 Year in Review

Honor the Earth has prepared a “2015 Year-In-Review” for Enbridge Energy, delivered personally by Executive Director Winona LaDuke to CEO Al Monaco.   The report highlights some of the most exciting, frustrating, and at times dangerous adventures that Enbridge had in 2015, along with acknowledging risks to investors in the Canadian pipeline company.  Read more here...

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Botsfords Fight Back Against Enbridge Land Grab

Last year, the ND courts ruled in favor of Enbridge in a lawsuit against the Botsford family that attempts to condemn their land and force the Sandpiper pipeline on it. The ND judge ruled that Enbridge (a Canadian corporation) could use eminent domain powers to do that. On January 15, 2016, the Botsfords appealed the case to the ND Supreme Court.  They feel that eminent domain should be reserved for things that serve the public, not foreign profits. They feel they have a right to say no, we dont want our farmland to be poisoned. We agree.

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Announcing "Anishinaabe Food Sovereignty Project" with Mille Lacs Band

The Mille Lacs Band "Anishinaabe Food Sovereignty Project" is a collaboration between the Band, Honor the Earth, and our communities. 

FROM THE SEED TO THE TABLE, FROM THE ANIMAL TO THE PLATE. A RESPECTFUL SET OF RELATIONS TO RESTORE A HEALTHY FOOD SYSTEM TO OUR PEOPLE.

 

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Food Water Earth: New videos!!!

New videos from our friends Goddess in Progress and Blackbeard Productions.   Chi-miigwech!!

Here's the 90 second video of our Love Water Not Oil ride in 2015!!

And there's lot's more!!!!

SEE ALL 5 VIDEOS HERE!

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Honor the Earth is Hiring!

HONOR THE EARTH SEEKS DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

Honor the Earth is now requesting proposals for a part-time Development Coordinator to lead our grant-writing, grant-making, and grassroots fundraising programs.  Honor the Earth is in a moment of growth and momentum, and we seek a disciplined, experienced individual with a commitment to long-term, frontline movement-building.  This is a part-time position (approx. 20 hours per week) with competitive compensation relative to experience and ability, but no benefits.  The Development Coordinator will be an independent contractor, not a direct employee of Honor the Earth.  To submit a proposal, please send a resume and cover letter to info@honorearth.org.  Click "Read more" below for details....

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Give to the MAX!

Support Honor the Earth on "Give to the Max Day"!

Today, Minnesotans are stepping up and opening their hearts to support the movements and organizations that mean the most to them.  Please consider supporting Honor the Earth and our efforts to protect all the sacred land, water, and life on Mother Earth.   We are living in a time of crisis but we are resilient and powerful.  Together we are leading a graceful transition to a just, green, restorative future.  

As you make your giving choices today, please keep in mind that nationally, less than 1% of foundation money goes to Native American groups, and a small fraction of that amount goes to reservation-based work.   We rely on your contributions to do our work fighting for social and ecological justice in Native communities.  Please, join us, and give to the MAX!

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