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Canadian First Nation Suicide Epidemic Has Been Generations In The Making

The Guardian | Andrew Hart | Posted 04.14.2016 | World

Eleven people tried taking their own lives on Saturday. This is a catastrophe that Canada should have seen coming...

Village Seal and Sports' Mascots Representing Racist History

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I believe this so-called "honoring," taking "pride" in, and "respecting" Native Americans by the cultural descendants of those who engaged in land theft, forced evacuations and slaughter strikes me as justification for further misappropriation of cultural symbols.

The Story of Trauma in Indian Country Needs White World Access

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 12.13.2014 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

Point of view is everything. Whether one is referring to the crafts of of screenwriting, poetry, or journalism, the eye of the storyteller is a window to a previously unobserved universe. The art of "telling" embodies spiritual responsibility.

Preserving the Legacy of North Dakota's Wild Horses

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 10.12.2014 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

To diminish the animal kingdom is to diminish ourselves. This is the realm of philosophers, poets, healers and shamans. It is not necessarily incompatible with humane and thoughtful management.

Community Supports First Nation Concerns in Minnesota

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 08.03.2014 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

First Nation supporters including activists and artists organized a "Love Water Not Oil" tour to present concerns about the proposed Enbridge pipeline expansions in northern Minnesota.

Honor the Earth: Love Water, Not Oil

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.29.2014 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

Lots of oil and a shaky or non-existent infrastructure is cause for lots of worry in the North Country.

First Nation Riders Protest Enbridge Tar Sands Pipeline

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 11.30.2013 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

The National Wildlife Federation estimated that even with a shut-off time of eight minutes after a rupture, as much as 1.5 million gallons could spill from this pipeline into the Straits of Mackinac.

Message to Governments at Rio+20 Earth Summit: If You Are Not Going to Save Our Future, We Are

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 08.20.2012 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

Among the countries weakening the text was that former environmental leader: Canada. But inspiration also comes from Canada.

South Dakota's Hidden Disaster

Ellen Snortland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ellen Snortland

Within our own country, blizzards have left people without water, power and basic services. People are dying, and yet, our own broadcast media doesn't see fit to cover this? I don't get it.

America's Other Foreign Oil: Seeing Canada's Tar Sands Up Close

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Americans don't understand the environmental and human consequences of feeding our insatiable appetite for fuel from closer to home: Canada.