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December 4, 2016 at 10:40 pm (environment, ethics, exploring interconnectedness, issues, journalism, Lakota, Uncategorized)
Tags: #NoDAPL, Dakota Access Pipeline, Indigenous Environmental Network, North Dakota, Standing Rock, TYT
From Standing Rock:
TYT Politics’ Jordan
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January 18, 2013 at 6:03 pm (art, culture, education, environment, ethics, exploring interconnectedness, Indigenous People, life, politics, random, religion, Uncategorized)
Tags: art, Canada, channel, Chief Ruben George, Earth, Elahogiant, environment, First Nations, Ft. Randall, Gathering to Protect the Sacred, Indigenous, Indigenous Environmental Network, Keystone XL, Native Americans, news, people, Protect the Sacred, South Dakota, Tar Sands, video, Yankton, YouTube
Elahogiant’s channel on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/elahogiant?feature=watch
Indigenous Environmental Network info on gathering http://www.ienearth.org/gathering-to-protect-the-sacred-from-the-tar-sands-and-keystone-xl/
December 20, 2012 at 6:15 pm (environment, ethics, exploring interconnectedness, history, Indigenous People, journalism, life, music, Native Americans, nature, politics, random, Uncategorized)
Tags: "Water", 2012, C-45, Canada, communities, dance, December, drums, Earth, Economy, environment, events, Facebook, Flash Mob, Heartbeat Across Turtle Island, Idle No More, Indigenous, Indigenous Environmental Network, land, life, music, Online Reporter, Ottawa, Peaceful, people, politics, protests, random, rights, Round Dance, sustainable, treaties, video
Okay folks, Idle No More’s site has been very busy –and this morning it’s clear why. There’s a lot going on and more on the docket. You’ve got to be quick. So instead of my yapping about all the information, C-45, protests, solidarity actions and the huge issues for Canada’s First Nations AND the Earth, I’m providing a link to their very informative blog for all interested parties to visit and share widely. According to recent posting on the Indigenous Environmental Network’s Online Reporter blog thousands are expected for rally protest in Ottawa this Friday! http://www.ienearth.org/blog/2012/12/thousands-expected-at-ottawa-protest-on-friday/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IenOnlineReporter+%28IEN+Online+Reporter%29&utm_content=Yahoo%21+Mail
For much more Idle No More information and a list of events on Dec. 20, 21 and beyond- visit:
Idle No More was formed by Nina Wilson, Sylvia McAdam, Jessica Gordon and Sheelah McLean to oppose C-45 and other Canadian legislation (in violation of treaties) that will adversely affect the environment and Indigenous people.
Idle No More calls on all people to join in a revolution which honors and fulfills Indigenous sovereignty which protects the land and water. Colonization continues through attacks to Indigenous rights and damage to the land and water. We must repair these violations, live the spirit and intent of the treaty relationship, work towards justice in action, and protect Mother Earth. On December 10th, Indigenous people and allies stood in solidarity across Canada to assert Indigenous sovereignty and begin the work towards sustainable, renewable development. All people will be affected by the continued damage to the land and water and we welcome Indigenous and non-Indigenous allies to join in creating healthy sustainable communities. We encourage youth to become engaged in this movement as you are the leaders of our future. There have always been individuals and groups who have been working towards these goals – Idle No More seeks to create solidarity and further support these goals. We recognize that there may be backlash, and encourage people to stay strong and united in spirit.
One thing everyone everywhere can participate in is the Heartbeat Across Turtle Island event at Noon on Friday 21 December 2012. Any form of “drum” will suffice wherever you are on this beautiful blue and green planet. http://www.idlenomore1.blogspot.com/2012/12/one-heartbeat-across-turtle-island.html
Idle No More is heating up on Facebook fast!
Methinks the tipping point has arrived.
Idle No More Round Dance Flash Mob — Drums included.
April 14, 2012 at 6:24 pm (art, culture, education, environment, ethics, exploring interconnectedness, history, Independent film, Indigenous People, journalism, life, Native Americans, photography, politics, random, religion, Uncategorized)
Tags: "Water", art, Black Mesa Water Coalition, business, coal, culture, Dine, Economy, education, environment, exploring interconnectedness, girl, Green, history, Hopi, Independent film, Indigenous Environmental Network, jobs, justice, kiss, Mother Earth, nature, Navajo, news, Paper Rocket Productions, Peabody, people, photography, politics, random, religion, Roberto Nutlouis, sustainable, video, weaving
Video by Paper Rocket Productions LLC
Please meet some of the people who form the Black Mesa Water Coalition. Roberto Nutlouis and others attended the Indigenous Environmental Network Conference on the Rights of Mother Earth in April. They’re deep into water issues in Navajo and Hopi Country and creating Green businesses to support their traditional communities working to develop sustainable economies. Since they are a part of these communities they have a vested interest in their future. We are all a part of the community of Earth. So we are all connected. We are all related.
Learn more on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/#!/blackmesawc/info
Have you kissed Mother Earth today?
Link to Navajo language page http://library.thinkquest.org/J002073F/thinkquest/Language.htm
March 7, 2012 at 7:41 pm (culture, education, ethics, exploring interconnectedness, history, Indigenous People, journalism, life, Native Americans, nature, politics, random, Uncategorized)
Tags: 2012, April, Conference, Earth, Economy, education, environment, Green, Haskell, Haskell Indian Nations University, history, independent, Indian, Indigennous Environmental Network, Indigenous, Indigenous Environmental Network, International Indigenous Conference, Issues, journalism, Kansas, Lawrence, life, Native Americans, nature, news, people, politics, random, Rights of Mother Earth, sustainable, University
In April 2010, a historical moment occurred. More than 32,000 people, including Indigenous Peoples, social movements, small farmers and some world governmental leaders, converged in Cochabamba, Bolivia for the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth. Two outcomes of this conference were the Cochabamba Peoples Accord and the Universal Declaration on the Rights of Mother Earth. The Accord and Declaration gave voice to peoples of the world experiencing the effects of climate chaos and its many accompanying issues, including depletion of freshwater and other natural resources and the problems of food security, poverty and environmental crises, along with the financial meltdown within the United States and globally.
During the Cochabamba world conference, President Evo Morales of Bolivia officially proposed that the United Nations adopt a declaration that recognizes that Nature or “Mother Earth” has certain inherent rights that we humans must respect and defend. The adoption by the United Nations and national and local governments of the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth would expand the class of holders of legally rights and would initiate a global process of transformation.
Our prophecies and teachings tell us that life on Mother Earth is in danger and is coming to a time of great transformation. As Indigenous Peoples, we are accepting the responsibility designated by our prophecies to tell the world that we must live in peace with each other and the Earth to ensure harmony within Creation.
Our Indigenous lifeways are the original “green economies.” This is more than an abstract philosophy. Our Mother Earth is the source of life. Water is her lifeblood. The well-being of the natural environment predicts the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual longevity of our Peoples. Mother Earth’s health and that of our Indigenous Peoples are intrinsically intertwined. When our homelands are in a state of good health our Peoples are truly healthy. This inseparable relationship must be respected for the sake of our future generations and for the well-being of the Earth herself.
Alliances are being formed, globally of Indigenous and non-indigenous groups and individuals committed to creating a system of jurisprudence that sees and treats nature and Mother Earth as a fundamental, rights bearing entity. A paradigm, that is based on Indigenous thought and philosophy needs to be forwarded which grants equal rights to nature and which honors the interrelation in all life.
This is the greatest challenge facing humanity in the 21st Century. How do we re-orientate the dominant industrialized societies so that they pursue human well-being in a manner that contributes to the health of our Mother Earth instead of undermining it? In other words – how do we live in harmony with Nature?
A 3 day conference has been scheduled at Haskell Indian Nations University, in Lawrence, Kansas, April 4-6, 2012 with Indigenous Peoples together from the North and Global South to learn more and to have a discourse about this Rights of Mother Earth, Rights of Nature movement.
We invite humanity to come together to improve our collective human behavior so that we may develop a more sustainable world. We can preserve, protect, and fulfill our sacred duties to live with respect in this wonderful Creation. We have the power and responsibility for change.
Tom B.K. Goldtooth
Indigenous Environmental Network
Dr. Daniel Wildcat
Haskell Indian Nation University
November 6, 2011 at 4:02 pm (culture, education, environment, exploring interconnectedness, history, Indigenous People, journalism, life, Native Americans, random)
Tags: action, culture, education, environment, events, history, Indigenous, Indigenous Environmental Network, journalism, Keystone, life, livestream, March, media, nature, news, Nov. 6, Oakland, Oil, people, Pipeline, politics, protest, random, strike, Tar Sands, Tar Sands Action, video, White House
It’s November 6, 2011 aka Surround the White House Day to Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline from the Tar Sands. Join the people circling the White House today at 2pm ET by sending a message to President Obama. Apparently our public comments have been LOST. Yep, they’re MIA. Now that’s audacity on the part of whomever “lost” the public’s comments. So don’t wait, use the nifty form on the Tar Sands Action site, call (202) 456-1111, or fax 202456-2461 to lend your voice to this protest of environmental destruction.
Will the mainstream media cover this event? Let’s not hold our breath considering the blackout of Oakland’s General Strike and the march of THOUSANDS of people who shut down the port on Nov. 2. If mainstream media has th gall to ignore that massive turnout they’ve definitely got no problem ignoring this Tar Sands Protest today.
The Indigenous Environmental Network offers great information on the Tar Sands, the pipelines and Indigenous work to save Mother Earth. Connect with their network today. November is Native American Heritage Month and Earth is common ground for all of us. Discover your place in the web of life.
Tar Sands Action Livestream : http://www.tarsandsaction.org/live-stream/
September 12, 2011 at 8:19 pm (culture, education, environment, Indigenous People, journalism, life, Native Americans, nature, politics, random)
Tags: business, current, Economy, education, environment, ethics, events, hearings, Indigenous Environmental Network, Keystone, life, news, people, Pipeline, politics, public, random, Tar Sands
The Indigenous Environmental Network has posted the dates and locations of public hearings regarding the Keystone XL Pipeline. They have a great deal of information regarding the Tar Sands Keystone XL Pipeline on their site. If you don’t know what the fuss is about then learn what the Indigenous communities have been fighting. Their fight to protect the Earth is ours too.
From the Indigenous Environmental Network site:
U.S executive approval is needed before the pipeline can be laid in place. The State Department has announced the schedule for a series of public input meetings in States along the route of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Written comments will be accepted by the State Department until October 9th, 2011.
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226 Centennial Mall, South Lincoln, noon – 3:30 p.m., 4. – 8:00 p.m .
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