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Trump Administration Sued Over ‘Outrageous Assault’ on Tongass National Forest Protections

Trump Administration Sued Over ‘Outrageous Assault’ on Tongass National Forest Protections

By Jessica Corbett A coalition of Indigenous groups, businesses, and conservation organizations on Wednesday sued the Trump administration over its “arbitrary and reckless” removal of roadless protections for the nearly 17 million-acre Tongass National Forest in Alaska, warning that the rollback could devastate local communities, wildlife, and the climate. Earthjustice and the Natural Resources Defense […]

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    Should Nature Be Given Rights Enshrined in Law?

    Should Nature Be Given Rights Enshrined in Law?

    “We see ourselves not as an owner of wild rice but a symbiotic partner and a parallel entity from the Creator,” says Frank Bibeau, a lawyer from the Anishinaabe indigenous group in the U.S. and Canada. Harvesters use flailing sticks to beat the wild rice — or manoomin, by its Anishinaabe name — and release […]

    Climate Change, Pollution and Urbanization Threaten Water in Canada

    Climate Change, Pollution and Urbanization Threaten Water in Canada

    By Corinne Schuster-Wallace, Robert Sandford and Stephanie Merrill In recent years, the daily news has been flooded with stories of water woes from coast to coast to coast. There are melting glaciers and ice sheets in northern and western Canada and lead in drinking water in the older neighborhoods of many cities in Canada. We […]

    Indigikitchen Is Bringing Native Food Sovereignty Online

    Indigikitchen Is Bringing Native Food Sovereignty Online

    The online cooking show Indigikitchen is providing a platform to help disseminate Indigenous food recipes — while helping eaters recognize their impact on the planet and Native communities. “Not only do Indigenous diets provide us with nutritionally balanced, seasonal local food, but they help us recognize the connection to our physical place in the world, […]

    Major Victory for Indigenous Movement in Ecuador

    Major Victory for Indigenous Movement in Ecuador

    The night before Indigenous Peoples’ Day, an Indigenous-led movement in Ecuador won a major victory. On Sunday, Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno agreed to repeal an austerity package that ignited 11 days of protests led by an indigenous movement that also wants to end mining and oil extraction, Amazon Watch explained. “I’m so happy I don’t […]