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Sawalmem – Healing our Relationship with the Earth – Interview with Michael ‘Pom’ Preston

In his uplifting and internationally-acclaimed short film One Word Sawalmem, co-director Michael “Pom” Preston of the Winnemem Wintu tribe of Mt. Shasta, California gives us a rare look into the life of local Native cultural bearers – people who hold humanity’s most intimate knowledge about how to live in balance with the Earth and how […]

November 27th

Action – Tell Congress to respect and protect Native American sacred places NOW!

November is Native American Heritage month. But like the climate talks that just wrapped up in Egypt, the US Government’s approach to honoring Native people has been more “blah, blah, blah.” By RL Miller Climate Hawks Vote Exhibit A: Hundreds of Indigenous sacred sites across the country have been destroyed by the climate crisis and harmful […]

November 27th

Thanksgiving: In ‘Gather’ documentary, indigenous food sovereignty Is on the menu

feast that symbolized an abiding pact between European colonists and Indigenous people to share the abundance of the land. But the reality of both historical and ongoing colonization, says Nephi Craig, White Mountain Apache, is that if you “want to attack a people and wipe them out—attack their food.” By Valerie Schloredt YES! magazine Consider […]

November 24th

It’s official! Four salmon-blocking dams are coming down on the Klamath River

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today approved the staff recommendation to surrender the license for the four lower PacifiCorp dams on the Klamath River in California and Oregon and begin the dam removal process. By Dan Bacher The vote follows the August 27th release of the FERC staff’s final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) recommending the removal […]

November 17th

COP27: New hydropower dams have severe impact on climate and human rights

Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt— In a press statement issued today, a global river and human rights coalition at the United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference (COP27) called both on governments to avoid including new large hydropower projects in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and financiers to avoid funding projects due to the climate and human rights […]

November 16th

At COP27, indigenous peoples of Brasil call on Lula to acknowledge and protect their land rights

The Articulation of the Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (Apib), together with its grassroots organizations, is present at the 27th UN Conference on Climate Change to reaffirm what needs to be done to tackle the global climate crisis: RECOGNIZE AND GUARANTEE LAND TENURE RIGHTS OF OUR INDIGENOUS LANDS! By Articulação dos Povos Indígenas do Brasil (The […]

November 14th

Indigenous People’s Day: Hundreds of environmental defenders have been killed

The advocacy group Global Witness on Thursday marked 10 years of collecting data on slain environmental defenders by publishing a new report revealing that at least 1,733 people have been killed over the past decade—a rate of one murder every two days. By  Brett Wilkins Common Dreams The report—entitled Decade of Defiance: Ten Years of Reporting Land […]

October 10th

Indigenous defenders stand between illegal roads and survival of the Amazon rainforest – Brazil’s runoff election could be a turning point

The Ashéninka woman with the painted face radiated a calm, patient confidence as she stood on the sandy banks of the Amonia River and faced the loggers threatening her Amazonian community. The loggers had bulldozed a trail over the mahogany and cedar saplings she had planted, and blocked the creeks her community relied on for drinking […]

October 10th

Indigenous peoples across the globe are uniquely equipped to deal with the climate crisis – so why are we being left out of these conversations?

The urgency of tackling climate change is even greater for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and other First Nation peoples across the globe. First Nations people will be disproportionately affected and are already experiencing existential threats from climate change. Janine Mohamed; Pat Anderson, and Veronica Matthews, University of Sydney The Conversation The unfolding disaster […]

October 10th

As EPA urges CA to consider indigenous rights, the State Water board barrels ahead with the water-stealing Delta Tunnel

California Tribes and Delta environmental justice organizations, represented by the Environmental Law Clinic at Stanford, last week received a Denial of Request for Reconsideration from the State Water Resources Control Board in response to the coalition’s Request for Reconsideration of the Board decision in June 2022 of denying the coalition’s Petition to Review and Revise the Bay-Delta Water Quality Standards. By […]

October 3rd

DOI announces shared management of public lands with native tribal organizations

Last week, Secretary Deb Haaland announced new guidance for three federal bureaus of the U.S. Department of Interior, outlining how each will facilitate and support agreements with Native tribes to collaborate in the stewardship of federal lands and waters. Here are the guidance memorandums for the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Park Service created under joint order 3403, issued […]

September 26th