Honor the Earth is pleased to announce a step towards the future and expansion of our organization. In our goal to create awareness and support for Native environmental issues while developing resources for indigenous communities, Honor the Earth would like to welcome three new additions to our staff:Read more
Honor the Earth Grants $90K to Indigenous Organizations to Protect Sacred Sites, Cultural Traditions
Honor the Earth is proud to announce the release of $90K in new grants to Indigenous Organizations across the US. The grants range from the work to protect sacred ceremonial grounds and traditions to the repatriation of Ojibwe birchbark scrolls. “This year’s grants are particularly focused on protection of sacred sites, and the continuation of strong cultural traditions in our Native communities,” Board of Directors Co-Chair Shannon Martin (Potawatami/Anishinaabe) said.
“We are very pleased to be able to join with communities protecting their sacred sites, encouraging and nurturing their youth, and restoring cultural traditions,” Board Co-chair Paul DeMain said. These continue to be trying times for Native people, as the industrial economy, often working through some of the largest polluters in the world, continues to threaten what remains of ecosystems and watersheds. Some 75 percent of the world’s biodiversity remains in Indigenous territories, and many of the most pristine watersheds remain in Indigenous territories.
Honor the Earth is excited to invite your organization to submit a grant proposal for consideration at our Board Meeting, July 22 2018. The deadline for submittal is July 16 2018, 5PM CT. Our priority area of focus is in the protection and revitalization of sacred ways, rivers, and places. We are passionate in supporting the opposition to extreme extraction and the transition to an Indigenous economy. At this time, our funding is limited to indigenous-led organizations only.Read more