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Climate change is killing thousands of years of indigenous wisdom

Farmers around the world rely on millennia-old wisdom to guide their planting. Scrambled weather and seasons are forcing them into uncharted territory….

10/15/19
                                                               

Greta and Tokata at the Front Lines

By Talli Nauman & Tatyana Novikova Photo: Tatyana Noviko

On a world tour for climate justice, Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg visited Native America Oct. 6-8, attracting a gymnasium full of enthusiasts at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, leading a march on Rapid City Hall alongside youth climate leader Tokata Iron Eyes, and speeding off to the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation.

10/08/19
                                                               

This Teen Climate Activist Is Fighting To Ensure Indigenous And Marginalized Voices Are Being Heard

By Anna Lucente Sterling

Xiye Bastida has experienced the global effects of climate change firsthand. Now, she’s working to bring diverse people together to fight it.

09/25/19
                                                               

Indigenous people are already working “green jobs”

By Nick Estes Photo: Alyssa Schukar/The New York Times

From Standing Rock to the Unist’ot’en Camp, land defense and water protection are necessary for the continuation of life on a planet teetering on collapse….

09/24/19
                                                               

The Tribe that Brought a Damaged Shoreline Back to Life

By Anuradha Varanasi Photo: Anuradha Varanasi

On a sunny Monday afternoon in August, the Shinnecock Indian Reservation’s beach in Long Island, New York, resembled one of the postcard-perfect beaches in the nearby Hamptons. Except, there weren’t any sunbathing tourists around. The coastline was quiet and serene with several inlets flowing into a nearby pond, surrounded by lush greenery and a thick forest. Amidst this sprawled a cemetery where tribal members have been buried for centuries. The only visible signs of human activity on the beach were ashes and dried flowers left behind on the soft sand from a recent wedding ceremony.

09/18/19
                                                               

Indigenous and Green Groups Fighting Pipeline Urge 2020 Democrats to Take ‘NoKXL Pledge’

By Jessica CorbettIndigenous, environmental and landowner groups fighting to block the Keystone XL pipeline sent a letter Tuesday to the two dozen 2020 Democratic presidential primary…

08/14/19
                                                               

Amazon gold miners invade indigenous village in Brazil after its leader is killed

Illegal gold mining is at epidemic proportions in the Amazon and the heavily polluting activities of garimpeiros – as miners are called – devastate forests and poison rivers with mercury….

07/29/19
                                                               

‘Historic Moment’ for Indigenous People at Climate Talks, New Climate Leader Says

By Sarah Steffen With a profound understanding of their environmental surroundings, indigenous communities around the world are often cited as being pivotal to tackling climate change. None   During the 2015 Paris agreement, the parties agreed to launch a working group to strengthen the knowledge and practices of indigenous groups and to provide a platform […]

06/25/19
                                                               

Indigenous mobilization wins battle in President Bolsonaro’s war on indigenous peoples

By Steve Schwartzman Indigenous people mobilizing for land rights during the Free Land Encampment (Acampamento Terra Livre) in Brasilia, Brazil on April 25, 2019. Photo: Leopoldo Silva/Agência Senado via Flickr Far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s personal crusade to extinguish indigenous rights and devastate indigenous territories just hit a wall. Two, actually. Both Brazil’s Supreme Court […]

05/03/19