Right Prescriptions

  September 19 – 23, New York: Mobilize and organize to: Stop and Prevent Planet Fever! When we, as human beings, get a fever, we immediately get worried and take action. After all, we know that if our body temperature rises 1.5ºC, let alone 2ºC [3.6 ºF] above...

Lakota Allies Gather to Stand Their Sacred Ground

 by Natalie Hand and Kent Lebsock, Owe Aku International Justice Project (www.oweakuinternational.org) “We sought spiritual guidance and were told that the spirit of Unci Maka will awaken people to protect her. For us it has always been about protecting sacred...

Heavy Storm Devastates Coastal Communities in Western Alaska

 We need to support our own communities during catastrophic disasters. We aren’t many people in Western Alaska, Kotlik appeared to be the major impact zone, but we are still people who deserve support and relief effort. I think of Hurricane support that...

Power Shift 2013 – Kandi Mossett

 Kandi Mossett (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara), Native Energy & Climate Campaign Organizer – Kandi was born in North Dakota and grew up in an area known today as the Fort Berthold Reservation. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of...

Moccasins on the Ground to Protect Sacred Water

 by Debra White Plume Lakota know we love Unci Maka.  All of Unci Maka. Our ancestors were free, to follow the Star Nation Path (the Good Red Road), to roam, to hunt, to be happy, to have sacred water. Then one day, FAT TAKER came thru camp, and stole the fat...

Red Lake Pipeline Blockade initiated in northern Minnesota

 On the Red Lake sovereign nation land located in what is today known as northern Minnesota, an occupation has started at a location above the Enbridge-owned pipeline built without permission of the Red Lake Nation in 1949 (hashtag #RLblockade). Already a...

Navajo tribe considers extending Navajo Generating Station lease

 By Jenny Kane jkane@daily-times.com FARMINGTON — Companies leasing the Navajo Generating Station are volunteering to pay an increase of more than $40 million dollars annually to the Navajo Nation.Even though the companies do not have to pay more according to the...

Oil Sands Mining Uses Up Almost as Much Energy as It Produces

 Thanks to high global oil prices, industry can afford the large amount of energy needed to extract the oil and turn it into a usable fuel. By Rachel Nuwer The average “energy returned on investment,” or EROI, for conventional oil is roughly 25:1. In...

At the Altar of the Dollar

 This song was written as a challenge to myself to do something about climate change. I hope it will inspire you to join us, the Citizens Climate Lobby volunteers. Help us pass national legislation that places a fee on the carbon in fossil fuels (a fee equal to...

Tar Sands Tailings Contaminate Alberta Groundwater

 The massive tailings ponds holding billions of litres of tar sands waste are leaking into Alberta’s groundwater, according to internal documents obtained by Postmedia’s Mike De Souza. An internal memorandum prepared for Natural Resources Minister Joe...

Dispatches from the Front-lines of the Tar Sands to Renewables

 Women of the Land Speak:  Dispatches from the Front-lines of the Tar Sands to Renewables February 17, 2013 7pm – 10 pm  Speakers from 7 to 9pm, networking from 9 to 10pm Busboys and Poets 1025 5th Street NW, Washington D.C. This event is part of the...