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A Gathering of the Tribes, Unity in the Black Hills

Jacob Devaney | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
Jacob Devaney

Their ancient love, reverence, and commitment to honoring the land is an example to everyone around the world during a time when industry has threatened the very fabric of life on the planet.

The World's Most Ambitious Disaster

Michael Brune | Posted 11.08.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

What a waste -- not just of forests, habitat, energy, air, water, health, and our climate. What a waste of human talent. Watching all this, I found myself contemplating how much could be achieved if all of this effort, ingenuity, and engineering prowess were instead directed toward developing clean power?

As Keystone XL Dominoes Fall, Time to Arrest Tar Sands Industry

Tom Weis | Posted 07.31.2014 | Green
Tom Weis

As it becomes increasingly clear that Keystone XL's northern leg is not going through, it is time to set our sights on ending all tar sands exploitation.

'Green News Report' - July 10, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.09.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Anti-science nuttery alive and well in Kentucky; BP's oil still contami...

O Canada! Will You Free Your Glorious Land of Prostitution?

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
Taina Bien-Aime

Canada must acknowledge that gender inequality, race, incest and histories of oppression are the pillars of the sex trade, including prostitution.

'Green News Report' - April 24, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.24.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another fossil fuel explosion, this time in Wyoming; State Department d...

'Moccasins on the Ground' Aims to Shield People from 'Black Venom' of Keystone XL

Tom Weis | Posted 06.21.2014 | Green
Tom Weis

Oyate Wahacanka ("Shield the People"), a project of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, has erected tipi spirit camps along the northern route of Keystone XL to "stop progress along the pipeline right-of-way."

Honor the Treaties: Neil Young's 'Mother Earth' Video Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.31.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Neil Young's "Mother Earth" is a song from his Ragged Glory album, and presented here is a solo acoustic version with some new lyrics from his January 19 performance at Jack Singer Hall in Calgary, Alberta.

Is Canada Being Jerked Around Over the Keystone XL Pipeline?

Tom King | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Tom King

On Friday's Washington Post editorial page, Charles Krauthammer told President Obama to "stop jerking Canada around" regarding the Keystone XL pipeline.

Report: Canada Must Do More To Engage Aboriginals

Reuters | Posted 02.05.2014 | Green

By Julie Gordon VANCOUVER, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Canada must do more to build trust with aboriginal communities to win the...

Mundial Montréal #3: (Part Un) 'World Music Affaires!'

Marlon Regis | Posted 02.04.2014 | Entertainment
Marlon Regis

Without a chance to brush up on my poor speaking or understanding of French, I was whisked away from LA to Montréal, Canada after an invite came into my inbox to attend the 3rd annual world music conference/festival Mundial Montréal.

The Life Out Loud: Listening to the Wisdom of Our Elders

MeiMei Fox | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
MeiMei Fox

We need to listen to the surviving first cultures. They are a vehicle for connecting modern humanity to nature and wisdom.

A Home-grown Solution to First Nations Poverty

Don Tapscott | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Don Tapscott

The standard of living of too many First Nations remains horrific. Instead of doing more of the same, let's try making available to First Nations a Canadian resource that generates much of the prosperity that others enjoy. Let's try entrepreneurship.

Hope Flows From Hollow Water

Robert Koehler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Robert Koehler

Hollow Water First Nation Reserve may have felt utterly isolated in their troubles, but what a few of them started to do -- in synchronicity with people in other indigenous communities -- has spread hope and awareness across the planet.

First Photos From the Ride for Mother Earth

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 11.30.2013 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

On Sunday, September 29, allies and supporters of the Ride for Mother Earth met for a drum ceremony and blessing at the Superior Wisconsin terminal of...

Minority Rights and the Killing of Trayvon Martin

William K. Barth | Posted 09.21.2013 | Los Angeles
William K. Barth

Race alone is not enough to explain the outcome of the Martin Zimmerman trial. We need also to understand the plight of minority groups qua groups if we are to prevent future tragic killings.

Sovereign Nations Walk Out of Meeting With U.S. State Department Unanimously Rejecting Keystone XL Pipeline

Jacob Devaney | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact
Jacob Devaney

The State Department, still with "egg on its face" from its statement that Keystone XL would have little impact on climate change, sunk a little lower today as the most respected elders, and chiefs of 10 sovereign nations turned their backs on State Department representatives and walked out during a meeting.

Why Keystone Matters

Wendy Abrams | Posted 04.02.2013 | Green
Wendy Abrams

If we listen to the top climate scientists, we should leave the tar sands where they are, underground. But others will still insist we are going to keep burning oil for years to come, so aren't we better off using Canadian oil rather than Middle Eastern oil? No.

A Matter of Honor: First Nations Appeal to The Queen, Remind Canadian Leaders About Treaties

Jacob Devaney | Posted 03.19.2013 | Impact
Jacob Devaney

Colonial culture has brought many great things to the world, yet it has also left a path of destruction and dishonor. Imperial forces may take lives and land by force, but honorable respect can only be gained through virtuous action.

Fracking Deadline Looms for British Columbia's Sacred Headwaters

Dan R. Fink | Posted 02.16.2013 | Green
Dan R. Fink

Energy developers, environmental groups, First Nations, local businesses and sportsmen are all anxiously watching and waiting as last-minute negotiations continue before the expiration of a four-year-long fracking ban for the Klappen Coalbed Methane project in northern British Columbia, Canada.

White Buffalo Day 2012: A Positive Sign

Jacob Devaney | Posted 10.27.2012 | Religion
Jacob Devaney

The White Buffalo Prophecy, handed down for 19 generations within the Lakota Tradition, has continued to unfold in magical ways that paint a positive future for humanity.

Native American Christianity: Through Bullets And Arrows To Peace

Rev. Dr. Randy S. Woodley | Posted 10.27.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Randy S. Woodley

Like the proverbial "ducks out of water," Native Christians captured by a Western worldview are against the use of any form of Native American cultural expressions of faith. On the other hand, those who reclaim a vision of Christ in our culture celebrate joy and homecoming.

Life Is Wonderful, Life Is Strange, Life Is Hard

Kristina Groves | Posted 05.21.2012 | Sports
Kristina Groves

Back in the familiar surroundings and relative comforts of my own home, it's hard to imagine that the week I just had actually happened and that it wasn't a dream or some crazy trip to an alternate universe.

Northern Gateway Pipeline Decision Delayed Until Late 2013

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 02.06.2012 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

In the wake of the Obama administration's year-long delay of the Keystone XL pipeline decision, Canadian officials today delayed their decision on yet another controversial tar sands pipeline.

Starting the Conversation of Aboriginal Homelessness

Mark Horvath | Posted 09.21.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

The aboriginal population is disproportionate in homelessness around Canada.