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I'm Gonna Be (310 Miles): This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 10.18.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In 1987, The Proclaimers claimed they'd walk 500 miles, and then 500 more, just to fall down at your door. While this song is a request of road trip t...

Indigenous Australians Fight Planned Nuclear Dump On Sacred Lands

Reuters | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.18.2016 | Religion

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Enice Marsh remembers the black clouds of “poison stuff” that billowed from the northwest after British atomic bomb...

From Louisiana To North Dakota, The Climate Crisis Is Here

Bill McKibben | Posted 08.16.2016 | Green
Bill McKibben

There's no doubt what's causing this: crazy rainfall like this comes when you've heated the atmosphere, allowing it to hold more water vapor. And there's no doubt what's heating the atmosphere: it's the carbon and methane we're pouring into the atmosphere at such a breakneck pace.

What To Grow In Your Forage Garden

Julia Wasson | Posted 07.08.2016 | Green
Julia Wasson

Pinyon syrup; acorn and cattail crackers; golden currant wine; mountain trout with Manzanita berries and willow bark. Wild-foraged foods are becoming...

Government Manipulation and Resource Extraction Threaten Indigenous People's Sacred Bond With Nature in Ecuador

Todd Eisenstadt | Posted 06.21.2016 | Green
Todd Eisenstadt

By Todd A. Eisenstadt, American University QUITO, ECUADOR - True to primordialist stereotypes, Latin America's indigenous peoples are the best stewar...

Colombia: Ethnocide and Political Violence on the Rise

Dan Kovalik | Posted 03.28.2016 | World
Dan Kovalik

While Colombia, the U.S.'s staunchest ally in the Hemisphere, is held out as some beacon of democracy in Latin America, the facts on the ground tell a very different story. Of course, you will rarely hear those facts, or about Colombia at all, given the general laziness and slavishness of our main stream media, so here they are.

America's Original Instructions

Rev. Dr. Randy S. Woodley | Posted 03.15.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Randy S. Woodley

The original Instructions to many of America's Indigenous peoples include teaching everyone to live in a way of harmony, balance and wherever possible...

Some Notes for Natives About the Presidential Elections: Neither Democrat Deserves Our Vote (Yet)

Gyasi Ross | Posted 02.15.2016 | Politics
Gyasi Ross

(The only person who deserves any Native votes so far is Thomas. Photo Credit: Steven Paul Judd) "Combine Indigenous and general public voter blocks....

The Revenant Is Ultimately the Same Old White Savior Stuff for Native People

Gyasi Ross | Posted 01.18.2016 | Entertainment
Gyasi Ross

NOTE: This review contains spoilers -- both of the movie and also for those tender hearts who think that Leonardo DiCaprio is somehow doing something progressive for Native people.

Not in My Name in Guatemala

Susan M. Shaw | Posted 09.04.2016 | Religion
Susan M. Shaw

The people of Guatemala are seeking justice. In the face of corruption, power, and violence they are demanding to be heard. We in the United States have a role in their struggle. We must say to our own government, "Not in my name."

Ending the Drug War Tragedy: From Honduras to NYC

Ted Lewis | Posted 08.27.2016 | World
Ted Lewis

As we traveled and spoke with organizations and leaders across Honduras we encountered deep opposition to the militarization and corruption of public life that have accompanied the drug war.

The Longing for Belonging

Charles Eisenstein | Posted 08.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Charles Eisenstein

How do we reclaim our sense of belonging in the world when it is constantly being eroded by modern society in the form of the economy, technology, edu...

Stop Denying Me My Blackness: A Latina Speaks About Race

Vanessa Mártir | Posted 08.04.2016 | Latino Voices
Vanessa Mártir

Yes, I am black. I am also indígena. It is not up to the world to decide my identity for me. To deny a Latina her blackness just because she doesn't "look black" or has a different experience because she's not African American, is to be ignorant of history.

25 Years Since Oka Crisis: Will it Happen Again?

Will Braun | Posted 07.12.2016 | World
Will Braun

The Oka country club is not hosting powwows or returning land to Mohawks. However, we are not staring each other down, bristling with hostility. We're somewhere in between, inching toward reconciliation.

Commonwealth Club and Chevron CEO Shamed into Silence

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 04.03.2015 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Following close to 5000 emails and a letter from over 40 environmental and human rights NGOs, a spirited group of activists disrupted the San Francisco Commonwealth Club's annual gala last week.

The Real Talking Stick: A Visit to a Reservation in Scottsdale

Judith Fein | Posted 03.08.2015 | Travel
Judith Fein

The houses got sparser and the flat, parched, winter landscape was crowned and made glorious by the red-hued mountains in the distance. We tried to imagine what our meeting with Royce and Debbie Nez-Manuel would be like. It was nothing like our imaginings.

We Are All to Blame for Michael Brown and Eric Garner Not Getting Justice

Gyasi Ross | Posted 02.08.2015 | Politics
Gyasi Ross

One can only serve on a grand jury if one is a registered voter. Moreover, that registered voter can only serve on a grand jury if he or she sticks around long enough to serve on that jury and doesn't try to outsmart justice by giving silly-ass excuses to get off that jury -- like I did. I let the Eric Garners and Michael Browns down.

Hall of SHAME? We Have a Winner!

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 10.22.2014 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Please vote for Chevron in the 2014 Corporate Hall of Shame today! Reposted from the Eye On The Amazon There are many corporations worthy of being c...

The Venezuelan Revolution & The Indigenous Struggle

Dan Kovalik | Posted 12.15.2014 | World
Dan Kovalik

In the midst of the unrest this year in Venezuela, there was little attention paid in the media to the conditions facing Indigenous peoples in that country and where they stood in regard to the anti-government demonstrations.

Business Journalists Rush to Rescue Chevron From Its Ecuador Disaster

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 10.03.2014 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Chevron got a little help from its friends in the corporate media last week. The resulting echo chamber is a startling reminder that, like the big banks, Chevron is considered by many to be too big to fail.

An Open Letter to Black America: Why You Should Want the Redskins Name Changed, Too

Gyasi Ross | Posted 12.01.2014 | Black Voices
Gyasi Ross

Just like school districts had to do with segregation in Brown v. Board of Education, the NFL should have to explain why it's OK to treat Natives different than every other race.

For Natives in 2014, the Struggle Continues

Gyasi Ross | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Gyasi Ross

The principle that a young Native kid could be denied his right to education -- in 2014 -- because of his hair... well, it seems anachronistic. A throwback. But in a bad way. We gotta do better than that.

Saving Native American Languages

Colleen M Fitzgerald | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics
Colleen M Fitzgerald

The vitality of all U.S. Native American languages is a dicey proposition. A number of languages already have lost their last fluent speaker. For other languages, only a handful of elderly speakers remain.

Michael Brown, Ferguson, and Why a Police Force Should Reflect the Community It Serves

Gyasi Ross | Posted 10.27.2014 | Black Voices
Gyasi Ross

I think about my teenage years: Broke. Confused. Horny. Doing stupid shit. Which brings us to Ferguson. Which brings us to Mike Brown. Which brings us to a militarized police force that enforces laws on a community that it doesn't know.

Stop Pulling Up the Ladder on Immigrants: The Wilberforce Act and Our Short National Memory About Immigration

Gyasi Ross | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
Gyasi Ross

Don't let your elected officials succumb to the pressure of a few hypocrites/bigots with loud microphones. Hear these immigrants out the same way that this nation's Indigenous people heard this nation's white ancestors out. That's what the Wilberforce Act requires.