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Nation’s Largest Uranium Mine Planned for N.M.

By Michael Hartranft - ABQ Journal

It’s been more than a dozen years since the last uranium ore was mined in New Mexico, but a Canada-based company and a Japanese partner propose to break that spell soon.

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Enbridge Oil Spill Risk High

A new report by Simon Fraser University researchers concludes the probability of a marine tanker oil spill for the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project is between 95.3% and 99.9% over the operating life of the project.

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Editorial From Honor Board Member Kim Smith to the Navajo Times

Industrial Economy is not the Only Economy

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Moccasins on the Ground Activism Training, March 8-10, 2013

ACTIVIST TRAINING - March 8, 2013 8pm - March 10, 2013, 3pm - Location to be announced - Manderson, South Dakota/Oglala Lakota Nation.

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Crowdfunding Clean Energy

By David Bornstein - The New York Times

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The Violence Against Women Act and Why Native Women Matter

"A nation is not conquered until the hearts of its’ women are on the ground…”

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Henry Red Cloud Leads the Renewable-Energy Charge at Pine Ridge

redcloud.jpgThere is a revolution under way to bring renewable resources to Native American people. Led by modern-day warrior Henry Red Cloud, a direct fifth generation descendent of Red Cloud, the famous Lakota war chief, and Trees, Water & People (TWP), inroads are being made one home and one business at a time.

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Why Idle No More Matters

As Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence enters her third week on a hunger strike outside the Canadian capital building, thousands of protesters in Los Angeles, London, Minneapolis and New York City, voice their support. Spence and the protesters of the Idle No More Movement, are drawing attention to some deplorable conditions in Native communities, and recently passed legislation C-45, which sidesteps most Canadian environmental laws. "Flash mob" protests with traditional dancing and drumming have erupted in dozens of shopping malls across North America, marches and highway blockades by aboriginal groups across Canada and supporters have emerged from as far away as New Zealand and the Middle East. This weekend, hundreds of Native people and their supporters held a flash mob round dance, with hand drum singing, at the Mall of America, again as a part of the Idle No More protest movement. This quickly emerging wave of Native activism on environmental and human rights issues has spread like a wildfire across the continent.

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A Year End Letter From Winona

This past month, I have traveled across Indian Country, meeting with people from the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming to the village of Crownpoint, on the Navajo reservation. I have spoken with young mothers from the Athabascan basin of Alberta, who want water which is not poisoned. And I have journeyed to one of our most sacred sites -- Eagle Rock, in the heart of Anishinaabe territory. Our people are courageous, and our people need your support.

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Oshki Akiing -Benefit for Honor the Earth and Niijii Radio, December 20th, 2012

Come to our celebration of the new world... new musicians... dancers and a way to support Niijii Radio and Honor the Earth December 20

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