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The Pipeline for the One Percent

President Obama’s pause on the Keystone Pipeline is a victory for the environment, for sure. It is also a victory for the American people. As it turns out, once the advertising, and lobbying dollars are kept in check, the Keystone pipeline appears as it should: as a sham, a money making scheme for oil and pipeline companies, not the Good Fairy for the American economy.

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You can't just push problems over the cliff

She and her brothers herded sheep in the Red Lake valley between Navajo, N.M., and Fort Defiance. She was very young then in the fields and hills. The faithful dogs helped them herd the sheep, chasing vehicles when they were near roads.

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Occupy Minnesota- Some Good Questions about Greed and Accountability.

This weekend, I had a chance to drop off some leftover food to the Occupy Minnesota demonstration at the government building in Minneapolis. This group of around l00 or so hearty souls (sleeping there ), has joined literally tens of thousands of protesters internationally who have come out in support of the Occupy Wall Street demonstration in New York. From Rome to Brussels, across much of the Arab world people are demonstrating opposition to the economic and political issues of their country. The original protest began on September 17, 2011, and by October 9, similar demonstrations were either ongoing or had been held in 70 major cities and over 600 communities in the U.S. Internationally, “Occupy Protests” have modeled themselves after Occupy Wall Street, in over 900 cities worldwide.

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Winona LaDuke Asks Us to Re-imagine the Economy

Native American activist and environmentalist Winona LaDuke says it’s crucial that we ask ourselves, “What is an economy? And who gets to determine it?”

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Nellis Kennedy-Howard: Speak up about Keystone XL Pipeline

Today, President Obama has the choice. Clean technology is at our feet. Sustainable resources are in our hands. And, here we sit in the past digging for oil. The State Department is currently reviewing a proposal to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline, a pipeline that will extend 2,000 miles across America and to the Gulf of Mexico. Crossing over 70 rivers and streams, the pipeline will also cross critical water sources such as the Ogallala Aquifer. The pipeline is scheduled for review by the Obama administration with a congressional deadline demanding a decision by the end of 2011.

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Winona LaDuke On Redemption

Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe activist) speaks on the process of apology, redemption and healing; through the story of the Pawnee tribe and their return home to their native land in Nebraska.

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Winona LaDuke, Expert Testimony to Environmental Improvement Board, State of New Mexico.

In 2011, Winona LaDuke had the privilege of submitting expert testimony to the Environmental Improvement Board in New Mexico. Ms. LaDuke issued the following testimony on behalf of New Energy Economy, an organization dedicated to creating economic opportunity in New Mexico powered by clean energy. Making this the only testimony in support of a carbon-cap legislation in the country. The file is made available by Honor The Earth to the general public and parties interested in increasing their knowledge and capacity towards clean energy systems.

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Prevent a Tar Sands Disaster

What does it mean to live in an energy sacrifice zone? For many First Nations of Canada, it means that the land and water your families have lived on for generations is no longer safe. Nearly every major oil company in the world is participating in making the homelands of indigenous peoples unsafe by investing in the Athabascan tar sands.

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National Congress of American Indians Opposes Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Today, the nation’s oldest and largest national organization of American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), announced their opposition to the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.  This important announcement adds to the growing chorus of voices across the United States opposed to this pipeline and clearly finds that an additional tar sands pipeline is not in the national interest.

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Radio Interview with Winona: What's the history between the US military and American Indians?

What's the historical relationship between the US military and American Indians? On the next Your Call, we'll have a conversation with Winona LaDuke, author of The Militarization of Indian Country. She writes, "Native people have seen their way of life destroyed by the military." It began with colonization and continues with military testing on native lands and using words like Apache and Blackhawk to name military equipment. Interview by Rose Aguilar.

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