Call for Volunteers and Researchers

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Honor the Earth is in a period of rapid growth and momentum, and we need your help.  

Here’s what we’re up to:  We continue to support the legal defense of water protectors arrested at Standing Rock, and are also turning our focus back to the Great Lakes, where we face Enbridge’s proposed Line 3 pipeline, which would transport 900,000 barrels a day of tar sands oil through the heart of Anishinaabe territory, endangering our water, our sacred manoomin, and our physical and cultural survival.  The State of Minnesota is preparing its Environmental Impact Statement for Line 3, and the Ojibwe tribes are preparing their own cumulative impact assessment to analyze this project, and the many other projects impacting their treaty lands.  Communities across the North are fighting back, and resistance camps are already popping up.  At the same time, we continue to work on renewable energy, food sovereignty, and cultural programs (public art, lacrosse, regalia, maple sugar harvest, wild rice harvest) in tribal communities across the North, to create the future we want.  We also continue to distribute small grants to Native grassroots groups across Turtle Island, working to protect their sacred sites and traditional lifeways.

Here’s what we need:

  1. Online and in-person research to support the cumulative impact assessment for Ojibwe treaty lands and legal interventions in the Line 3 regulatory process

  2. Online research to support the broader campaign against Line 3 (public education, media, advocacy)

  3. Ongoing administrative support (data entry, bookkeeping, etc)

  4. Writing, layout, and desktop publishing of research and educational materials

  5. Help furnishing and setting up a new office space in Minneapolis

  6. Organizers to develop a grassroots fundraising campaign (event templates, local business outreach, etc)

  7. Rural canvassers to drive around the North and talk to non-Native landowners and community groups

  8. Event planning

  9. Photographers and videographers to document events

  10. Development and maintenance of several different websites

We are looking for people able to commit to a consistent, sustained contribution of time - at least a few hours each week, for at least 2-3 months and preferably longer.  Orientation and volunteer coordination takes lots of time itself, so we need people to take on a piece of work and hold it down.

If you and interested and able, please contact info@honorearth.org and include a little bit about yourself, including your availability, skillsets, and interests.  

Chi-miigwech,

the Honor team

 

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