Council votes down proposed water rights settlement

 By Marley Shebala WINDOW ROCK, July 5, 2012 The Navajo Nation Council voted down the proposed Navajo-Hopi Little Colorado River Water Rights Settlement with a vote of 6 in favor and 15 opposed after about three hours of debate on Thursday. Immediately after the...

People’s Summit, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 June 21, 2012 We, movements for the defense of water and Mother Earth gathered at the Blue Pavilion inside the Cúpula dos Povos, collectively share a vision that water is a commons, not a commodity. The Earth’s pristine waters give life to an astonishing...

Photos courtesy of Ben Powless IEN Delegate

 The photos taken during the signing and the presentation of the Kari-Oca Declaration to officials at the UN RIO+20 Summit in Brazil in this gallery – are just some of the many taken by Ben Powless over the many days of gatherings at the Kari-Oca Village....