Posts Tagged Indigenous women

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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 ...

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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Courts Matter in the Lives of Native Women and Native Youth

Ed. note: this post was originally published on the Community site.

There are countless books and dramas written about presidential campaigns and television shows looking behind the scenes at the wheeling and dealing of members of Congress, but for many the judicial branch remains shrouded in mystery.

Ed. note: this post was originally published on the Community site.

There are countless books and dramas written about presidential campaigns and television shows looking behind the scenes at the wheeling and dealing of members of Congress, but ...

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Bearing Witness: North Dakota oil industry increases violence against Native women

Ed. note: This post is part of a series, “Bearing Witness,” highlighting indigenous women fighting for climate justice in the Americas. Read the rest of the series here.

Up until recently, North Dakota was an unlikely destination for most Americans.

Ed. note: This post is part of a series, “Bearing Witness,” highlighting indigenous women fighting for climate justice in the Americas. Read the rest of the series here.

Up until recently, North Dakota was ...

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Bearing Witness: Indigenous women fight Ecuadorian government to protect Sarayaku

Ed. note: This post is part of a series, “Bearing Witness,” highlighting indigenous women fighting for climate justice in the Americas. Read the rest of the series here.

“I don’t have words to describe my childhood, but it was beautiful. I could not ask for anything better.”

Ed. note: This post is part of a series, “Bearing Witness,” highlighting indigenous women fighting for climate justice in the Americas. Read the rest of the series here.

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Bearing Witness: Feminists must step up for climate justice

Ed. note: This post is part of a series, “Bearing Witness,” highlighting indigenous women fighting for climate justice in the Americas. Read the rest of the series here.

The environmental movement was never my movement. I grew up in a part of the country where we recycled and composted before it became more mainstream, and where you could buy “green” just about anything. 

Ed. note: This post is part of a series, “Bearing Witness,” highlighting indigenous women fighting for climate justice in the Americas. Read the rest of the series here.

The environmental movement was never my movement. I ...

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Indigenous women on the frontlines of Ecuador’s historic protests

For the last few weeks, Ecuador has been rocked by protests against the once popular President Rafael Correa. Though his critics are surprisingly diverse, the indigenous left is among the most organized and vocal about their concerns with Correa’s administration. 

For the last few weeks, Ecuador has been rocked by protests against the once popular President Rafael Correa. Though his critics are surprisingly diverse, the indigenous left is among the most organized and vocal about their concerns with ...

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