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Energy Justice in Native America

When considering energy production, resource extraction, housing and energy efficiency it is essential that the administration take into account the disproportionate impacts of climate change and energy development on American Indian reservation and Alaska Native villages, and the potential for catalyzing green reservation economies. We ask that the administration consult with Honor the Earth, Intertribal Council On Utility Policy and the Indigenous Environmental Network, representing a network of 250 grassroots tribal organizations and tribes, to ensure input from impacted communities is fully taken into account, and to ensure Native American participation in the green economy of the future.

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We Need Your Help to Keep Coal in the Ground, Fracking off Indian Territory and Pipelines from Native Lands!

Help us connect the Native fossil fuel resistance movement to national divestment campaigns like 350's Do the Math

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The Militarization of Indian Country AVAILABLE NOW from Michigan State University Press

Winona LaDuke on the Warriors of Peace, the Ogichidaag

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Winona LaDuke speaking on Lummi Environmental Issues at Northwest Indian College

Winona LaDuke Spoke at Northwest Indian College this week. Along with Chief Rueben George and Jewel James. The speakers discussed the topics of environmental justice, human rights, preservation of sacred indigenous sites, and global efforts to protect the environment. They also spoke about the proposed Cherry Point shipping terminal, which Lummi leaders have said they are opposed to because of environmental concerns and the cultural significance of the area.

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Honor The Earth 2012 Grantees

Honor the Earth is pleased to announce these grants being given to thirtynine well-deserving organizations; $136,000 is being re-granted this year.

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Red Lake Tribal Members Occupy Illegal Enbridge Pipeline on Their Land

By Tessa McLean, Anishinaabe

What happens when you’ve had enough of oil companies illegally passing pipelines through your tribal land? You practice self-determination and your sovereign rights to occupy that land. That is exactly what a group of Red Lake Tribal members are doing.

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A Song for Hugo Chavez

“Yesterday, the devil came here,…Right here. Right here. And it smells of sulfur still today…” Mr. Chavez said, in 2006 comments at the United Nations. Then Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez made the sign of the cross, brought his hands together as if in prayer and glanced toward the ceiling.

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Certificate of Greed: PUC Should Not grant Enbridge Permit

The Enbridge pipeline company is asking for a “ certificate of need” on July l7 at the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. This certificate would enable the company to double the capacity of the present Alberta Clipper pipeline carrying tar sands dilbit (diluted bitumen) to the Superior refinery. The pipeline passes through hundreds of miles of Minnesota, and the Red Lake, Leech Lake and Fond du Lac reservations. The current flow is 440,000 barrels per day. Enbridge is submitting permits to increase the barrel flow to 570,000 bpd and then eventually to 800,000 barrels per day. I believe it is a certificate of greed. The Minnesota PUC should not grant this permit.

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Remembering Jancita Eagle Deer

This morning I awoke thinking of Jancita Eagle Deer. I am sure she is watching us, from the other side, the side of the spirits. She is watching as Congress debates the Violence Against Women Act, and hoping someone remembers her.

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Urgent Action Now on Keystone XL

Our relatives in Canada, and around the world, need our voices in the coming days as the fate of the Keystone Xl Pipeline is set to be discussed by the US Senate on Tuesday. The vote will be close. ALL of our voices are needed to call on your Senators to oppose the Keystone XL Pipeline. The Tar Sands are destroying the homelands, and poisoning the communities of our Cree relatives, and contributing to global warming. Those Red Lakers have been camping on top of a Tar Sands Pipeline that illegally crosses their territory for over a week now. We need to tell these senators to LISTEN to us. While the final decision is still in the hands of the State Dept and White House, we need our representatives to put the pressure on, and fairly advocate for us.

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