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Minnesota PUC Stymies Enbridge Sandpiper Pipeline Plans

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 09.15.2014 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

No one wants to see a major oil disaster in the Great Lakes, which contains one-fifth of the world's supply of surface fresh water and 54 percent of the world's liquid fresh water by volume.

First Nation Ride For Mother Earth Forms "Norwegian/Indian Alliance"

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 08.20.2014 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

Her audience was mostly blond and blue eyed, and blue eyes widened at the news that the Enbridge Corporation was planning a pipeline that would traverse treasured lakes and waterways in northern Minnesota.

Native Video Offers Oil-Soaked Vision for Christmas Future

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 02.19.2014 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

Activist, orator, and former 1996 and 2000 Green Party Vice-Presidential candidate Winona LaDuke introduced a new video on YouTube this week. Produced by Honor the Earth and narrated by LaDuke, "The Triple Crown of Pipeline Rides" revisits three horseback journeys by native riders and their supporters along oil pipelines.

Flaring Under Fire in North Dakota's Bakken Boom

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 10.17.2013 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

was the largest oil spill in the current Bakken boom and may prove to be the largest land spill in U.S. history. While oil companies have so far avoided concerns of environmentalists, they may not be able to evade a lawsuit alleging lost income by mineral rights' holders due to the flaring of natural gas.

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...

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.

Man Camps and Predator Economics Threaten Heartland Native Communities

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 10.05.2013 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

It was just a matter of time before "man camps" would pose a threat to sacred native lands and bring sexual violence, prostitution, and increased drug traffic into the heartland of Native culture in North and South Dakota.

Putting the Culture Back in Agriculture: Reviving Native Food and Farming Traditions

Beverly Bell | Posted 08.05.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell Part 17 of the Harvesting Justice series "At one point 'agriculture' was about the culture of food. Losing that cultu...

Reclaiming Sacred Ground in Florida after Ponce de Leon

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 06.05.2013 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

In spite of a sordid backstory, the city of St. Augustine pulled out all the stops to mark the "discovery" of Florida, beginning with a reenactment of the Spaniard's landing at the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument.

Fight for Lakota's Sacred Pe' Sla Brings Miracles

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 10.23.2012 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

An amazing idea took hold in the last few weeks. People from around the world decided that they could do something to right a terrible wrong that has existed for hundreds of years here in the United States.

Lakota Sacred Grounds on Auction Block

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 08.14.2012 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

The sale is perfectly "legal," but is it morally, ethically, and spiritually correct?

Native And Rural Communities Face Devastating Post Office Closures

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 04.11.2012 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

While winter has spared remote areas of Minnesota this year, proposed budget cuts will slam the North Country if the U.S. Post Office abandons its location in Ponsford.

Winona LaDuke Pledges Help for Native Tribes Facing BP Oil

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

"She was a woman drawn to the border. She was drawn to battle; into the cycle of war and revenge. She never professed to understand war or to understa...

Native America and Green Jobs: Spring Wind Rising from Sand Creek

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Recognizing that poverty rates on reservations are twice the national average, Native groups called for support to "operate a new crop of renewable electricity generating infrastructure."

Slow Food Nation: Slow Foodies Mingle, Learn And Eat

Grist.org | Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It's going to take me more than just a few days to fully understand the effects and implications of the first Slow Food Nation, held in San Francisco ...