The Northern Land Council, which represents native title claimants in the Arnhem Land region of Northern Territory, announced its decision to extend the boundaries of the world-heritage-listed Kakadu National Park to include the 1,200 hectare uranium deposit.
When the National Park was founded in 1979, the Australian government decided to leave Koongarra out, clearly recognizing the potential market value of the deposit. Located in the heart of Kakadu, the deposit is estimated to hold 14,540 tonnes of uranium ore worth approximately $5 billion.
Pit River Tribe of California Unanimously Affirms the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
BURNEY, CA – On March 29th, 2012 The Pit River Tribe unanimously affirmed the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Pit River Tribe is now the first tribe within the State of California to affirm the declaration and the first since the United States affirmed its support of the declaration. Pit River Tribe is the third tribe in the United States to officially affirm the declaration after Gila River of Arizona in 2008 and Seminole Nation of Oklahoma in 2010. In preparation for Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Mr. James Anaya’s visit to examine the human rights situation of indigenous peoples in the country from 23 April to 4 May 2012.Read more
With Keystone Blocked by Obama, Canada Threatens to Run Transcontinental Pipeline to British Columbia
I am writing this story because of a bear—a white bear. The Spirit Bears are white bears in a clan of black bears; one out of every 10 of these bears is born pure white. Called Moksgm’ol by the Tsimshian people, there are only 400 Spirit Bears in the Great Bear Rainforest in northern British Columbia. Their territory surrounds the town of Kitimat, the proposed end of another tar sands pipeline, which means large equipment, pipes, possible spills and a lot of infrastructure may soon be invading the home of these bears.Read more
(AP) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico's participation in a regional cap and trade program aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions became more unlikely Monday with a unanimous vote by state regulators.Read more
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Honor the Earth has become a Program Partner of Global Spirit on LinkTV. We're excited to share with you their video series called Earth Wisdom: For a World in Crisis which looks at the impact of Indigenous and traditional knowledge on our future. Below you can see some of their great preview videos but be sure to check out their website to see the whole program!Read more
Honor is asking folks to host house parties to educate, inspire and raise funds for the important work they are doing in Native communities. They've made it easy by providing house party guidelines. We hope you can join us in our support for Honor the Earth.Read more
More than 200 Tribal College students, Native community members and environmental allies have registered for the Native Peoples Native Homelands Climate Change Workshop at Mystic Lake next week! Come join us! A group of renowned Indigenous scholars and grassroots activists are coming together from around the country to present at the Workshop and share their vital knowledge on solutions and adaptation strategies for our communities. Click here to read the agenda for the Workshop.Read more
Honor the Earth spent several months working with a host of partners to convene a climate change workshop that brought hundreds of tribal college students together with elders, spiritual leaders and some of the most brilliant Native scholars and front-line activists in Indian Country.Read more
Indigo Girls and Honor The Earth’s Winona LaDuke have headed up to Montana to host members of the Women Donors Network on a tour of some of Montana’s Native communities. We will be visiting with folks and learning about their sustainable energy projects, cultural restoration and the struggles against continuing coal development.Read more