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This Native American Heritage Month, let’s stand with indigenous people against DAPL

As we celebrate Native American Heritage Month this November, I think it is critical that we uplift the struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline being led by the Standing Rock Sioux.

As we celebrate Native American Heritage Month this November, I think it is critical that we uplift the struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline being led by the Standing Rock Sioux.

A group of 50+ protestors stand on a mound of dirt holding flags, their fists in the air.

New pipeline will keep us dependent on an industry that harms women

Last month, despite pressure from landowners, celebrities, 174,000 petition signers and a group of Native American youth who ran across the country in protest, the Army Corps of Engineers granted a construction permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline. But opponents are not backing down in their fight to stop the project and prevent any further commitment to an industry that fosters violence against indigenous women and threatens the health of marginalized women across the country. 

Last month, despite pressure from landowners, celebrities, 174,000 petition signers and a group of Native American youth who ran across the country in protest, the Army Corps of Engineers granted a construction permit for the ...

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Report: The Environment as the new battleground for human rights

Last year was the most lethal year on record for land and environmental defenders, according to a new report from Global Witness. In 2015, the organization documented the murders of 185 people who were righting to protect their land, forests and rivers against destructive industries. 

Last year was the most lethal year on record for land and environmental defenders, according to a new report from Global Witness. In 2015, the organization documented the murders of 185 people who were righting to protect ...

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Around the globe, thousands protest to break free from fossil fuels

Over the last two weeks, over 30,000 people around the world took part in actions to demand that as a global community, we Break Free from fossil fuels. From the Philippines, to Wales, to Nigeria, to Brazil, protestors hit the streets and the internet to demand change.

Over the last two weeks, over 30,000 people around the world took part in actions to demand that as a global community, we Break Free from fossil fuels. From the Philippines, to Wales, to Nigeria, to Brazil, protestors hit ...

Four Native youth stand, some are smiling some are serious.

13 year-old girl from Standing Rock Tribe stands up to proposed oil pipeline

Anna Lee Rain Yellowhammer and thirty young people from the Standing Rock Reservation are campaigning to stop a pipeline they say will leak into their water. In the few weeks since they started it, over 70,000 people have signed their Change.org (where full disclosure, I work) petition and a string of celebrities have endorsed it over social media. 

Anna Lee Rain Yellowhammer and thirty young people from the Standing Rock Reservation are campaigning to stop a pipeline they say will leak into their water. In the few weeks since they started it, over ...

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Indigenous movement stops construction of Brazilian mega-dam

In a historic victory, one of Brazil’s largest indigenous groups has managed to suspend construction of a mega-dam that threatened to submerge their home. The Brazilian indigenous agency FUNAI finally demarcated the territory of the Munduruku people, providing the legal basis to suspend construction of the São Luiz de Tapajós dam. 

In a historic victory, one of Brazil’s largest indigenous groups has managed to suspend construction of a mega-dam that threatened to submerge their home. The Brazilian indigenous agency FUNAI finally demarcated the territory of the Munduruku people, providing the ...

Three indigenous women walk, arms linked, faces painted. One of them is holding a megaphone.

Over 500 indigenous women protest Ecuador’s contract with Chinese oil company

Last week over 500 indigenous women and their allies came together in Puyo, Ecuador to denounce a contract the government recently signed with Chinese oil corporation Andes Petroleum.

Last week over 500 indigenous women and their allies came together in Puyo, Ecuador to denounce a contract the government recently signed with Chinese oil corporation Andes Petroleum.

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