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The Fat Takers’ Pipeline

Native people, the Keystone XL Pipeline, the Cowboy and Indian Alliance and the Constitution

By Winona LaDuke

“No Keystone XL Black Snake Pipeline will cross Lakota Lands. We will protect our lands and waters and we have our horses ready…” Bryan Brewer, President of the Oglala Sioux Tribe

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Public Information Meetings: Sandpiper Pipeline Route

Click here for information on the Public Utilities Commission's Public Information Meetings concerning the proposed Sandpiper Pipeline Route through the waterways, communities, and wild rice beds of northern Minnesota's Ojibwe Treaty territory. 

You'll find maps of proposed route, and other important information to review in this document

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Crow & Lummi, Dirty Coal & Clean Fishing

Crow & Lummi, Dirty Coal & Clean Fishing

- Winona LaDuke

“The tide is out and the table is set…” Justin Finkbonner gestures to the straits on the edge of the Lummi reservation. This is the place where the Lummi people have gathered their food for a millennium. It is a fragile and bountiful ecosystem, part of the Salish Sea, newly corrected in it’s naming by cartographers. When the tide goes out, the Lummi fishing people go to their boats—one of the largest fishing fleets in any Indigenous community. They feed their families, and they fish for their economy.

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Neil Young Supports Indigenous Organizers fighting Tar Sands

Neil Young, The Calgary Address:

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No Keystone XL Blacksnake will Cross Lakota Lands

"Lakota are united with our relatives and allies up north. We must stop this kxl from entering the territory our ancestors loved, lived on for thousands of generations, and gave their greatest gift of all to defend, their lives." -Debra White Plume, Owe Aku International

http://www.oweakuinternational.org

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First Nations protesters arrested at Elsipogtog begin West Coast tour in Vancouver

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1/21/2014 Honor the Earth grants $120,000 to Indigenous grassroots organizations across North America

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Honor the Earth, in collaboration with the Headwaters Fund, the Indigo Girls, Medicine for the People, and a number of individual and institutional donors, are pleased to announce grants of $120,000 to Indigenous grassroots organizations across North America. We are tremendously grateful to our Board of Directors, and our donors for making it all possible.  In this grant cycle, we’ve been able to support organizations working in restorative agriculture, honoring traditional cultural practices, protection of sacred sites, and in opposition to destruction of water, land and life. 

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Enbridge’s Right of Ways… Enter the Pig

 

“This is land that has been in my family for decades. It is prime Red River valley agriculture land. It was handed down to me by my mother and father when they passed away, and I’m intending to hand it down to my children when I pass away ….  My wife and I have …told our children that we   will pass this on.  Of course if 225,000 barrels of oil bursts through this thing, that certainly is the end of this family legacy. “

James Botsford, North Dakota landowner

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Three Horseback Journeys Trace Paths of Imminent Pipeline Destruction

There’s a beauty in the breath of horses, fall mornings’ breath seen in the air, and the smell and sound of horses. We rode horses from the Headwaters of the Mississippi along the proposed route of a new oil pipeline that would cross the reservation. It was the third of a series of rides on oil pipeline routes.

 

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Thanksgiving for All

especially  grateful, as on November 25, the Minnesota federal court, recognized that Anishinaabe people have a right to continue that covenant with the Creator to live that Anishinaabe life.

I am  thankful to the  Anishinaabeg men , who were hauled into  state court charged with buying and selling walleyes from lakes on the Leech Lake and Red Lake reservations. Those men had their charges dismissed. I am thankful to these men and to our ancestors, who negotiated complex treaty agreements with the US government in l837, l842, l855 and l867.In the US constitution, treaties are the supreme law of the land. They are agreements between all of our ancestors.. 

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