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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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2011 Honor The Earth Grantee Lakota Solar Enterprise's Henry Red Cloud Wins Prestigious Energy Globe World Award

Vienna, Austria — The 2012 Energy Globe World Award was presented today to Henry Red Cloud an Oglala Lakota from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Mr. Red Cloud, owner of Lakota Solar Enterprises, was presented with the 17-kilo bronze statue in honor of his project "A Better Future through Natural Power Energy ", which was also the winning project in the category of Youth.

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Winona LaDuke Speaking at PowerShift 2012

Winona LaDuke gave the keynote speech at the Powershift 2012 gathering in Ottawa on October 28th, 2012. Power Shift 2012 will gather young people from across the country to build on this momentum and strengthen the movement for climate and environmental justice.

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Russell Means: A Hero Moves On

He was a hero. Make no mistake about it. And, his death in late October, is a great loss to America, not just American Indians, he challenged us a to be better people.

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Regranting Fall Deadline!

Now announcing our Building Resilience in Indigenous Communities grantmaking Fall deadline! All applications must be submitted by October 17th. For details, please click here

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Honor the earth announces new board of directors and new grant offering

Honor the Earth, a twenty year old Indigenous led environmental advocacy and re- granting organization is pleased to announce our new board of directors, and a new grants’ cycle beginning immediately.

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