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Indigenous Ecuadorians March Against Canadian Copper Mine
QUITO, Ecuador, March 8, 2012 (ENS) – Several hundred members of the largest Ecuadorian indigenous organization today began marching to the capital, Quito, to protest new mining in their territory. They expect to arrive in Quito on March 22. The indigenous march started from Yantzaza in Zamora Chinchipe province southern Ecuador, where …

Lower Brule Sioux Reject Keystone XL, Evict TransCanada

May 1, 2015, indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com | “The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe is celebrating the 147th anniversary of the signing of the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty by … enforcing it. Invoking their rights under article one of the treaty, the tribe voted to reject the Keystone XL pipeline and evict TransCanada from its lands ‘in direct response to the unethical business practices that TransCanada has demonstrated over the last six years,’ the tribe said in a statement.”

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Lower Brule Sioux Tribe rejects Keystone XL pipeline, tells TransCanada to clear out.
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Black Mesa Water Coalition

April 30, 2015, www.blackmesawatercoalition.org | “Black Mesa Water Coalition is dedicated to preserving and protecting Mother Earth and the integrity of Indigenous Peoples’ cultures, with the vision of building sustainable and healthy communities. BMWC strives to empower young people while building sustainable communities.”

Thank you Louise Benally and friends!
Black Mesa Water Coalition is dedicated to preserving and protecting Mother Earth and the integrity of Indigenous Peoples’ cultures, with the vision of building…
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End Nuclear Power Now, Says World Uranium Symposium

uraniumApril 25, 2015, ecowatch.com | “Uranium mining across the world should cease, nuclear power stations be closed and nuclear weapons be banned, according to a group of scientists, environmentalists and representatives of indigenous peoples.  Three hundred delegates from 20 countries that produce uranium for nuclear power, weapons and medical uses called for an end to all uranium mining in a declaration launched on Earth Day this week at a meeting in Quebec, Canada.”

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Delegates from 20 countries producing uranium for nuclear power, weapons and medical uses called for an end to all uranium mining at World Uranium Symposium
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Green Housing on Navajo Reservation

April 24, 2015, www.gofundme.com | “In a 2000 census, 43% of the Navajo people were living below the federally designated poverty line and in homes that are falling a part.  If you drive through the reservation, you will see traditional homes, called hogans, dotting the landscape and seemingly idyllic.”

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Hi my friends of sustainable green housing on the Navajo reservation! We are busy getting the necessary building codes and regulations in place to…
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Blackfeet Nation launches campaign to ban drilling at sacred site

April 23, 2015, www.indianz.com | “The Blackfeet Nation launched a public campaign to prevent oil and gas development on the sacred Badger-Two Medicine Area of Montana. The tribe is calling on Congress and the Obama administration to cancel 18 drilling leases in the 165,000-acre area near the reservation. Development was originally approved in the early 1980s without consultation.”

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The tribe is calling on Congress and the Obama administration to cancel 18 drilling leases in the Badger-Two Medicine Area.
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Earth Day Inspires Actions Across the USA

PocanApril 22, 2015, ens-newswire.com | “On its 45th anniversary, Earth Day 2015 has gone mainstream. Across the United States people from all walks of life engaged in enthusiastic actions to protect the planet and voiced dire warnings about the consequences if we fail.”

Robert BrothersGoodNews FortheEarth Earth Day Inspires Actions Across the USA WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2105 (ENS) – On its 45th anniversary, Earth Day 2015 has gone mainstream. Across the United States people from all walks of life engaged in enthusiastic actions to protect the planet and voiced dire warnings about the consequences if we fail.

Six Environmentalists Each Win $175,000 Goldman Prize

winnersApril 20, 2015, ens-newswire.com | “The activists honored with the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize at a ceremony Monday evening have protected the planet by shutting down a lead smelter, blocking dam construction, stopping a proposed gold and copper mine, and safeguarding fisheries.”

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Six Environmentalists Each Win $175,000 Goldman Prize SAN FRANCISCO, California, April 20, 2015 (ENS) – The activists honored with the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize at a ceremony Monday evening have protected the planet by shutting down a lead smelter, blocking dam construction, stopping a proposed gold and copper mine, and safeguarding fisheries. – Six Environmentalists Each Win $175,000 Goldman Prize | ENS

Woman defeats mine, saves wilderness, wins $175,000

Marilyn Baptiste, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for North America, led the Xeni Gwet'in community in defeating one of the largest proposed gold and copper mines in British Columbia that would have destroyed Fish Lake—a source of spiritual identity and livelihood for the Xeni Gwet’in. Photo courtesy of the Goldman Environmental Prize.April 20, 2015, news.mongabay.com | “When a huge open-pit mine threatened a pristine lake and surrounding forest in British Columbia, Canada, Marilyn Baptiste jumped into action, spearheading efforts to collect environmental impact data and even physically turning away construction crews. Because of her efforts, the Canadian government rejected the mine, leaving wild a part of the Canadian Rockies upon which First Nations communities have depended for generations. Today, Baptiste was honored for her work when she was presented the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize at a ceremony in San Francisco.”

“When a huge open-pit mine threatened a pristine lake and surrounding forest in British Columbia, Canada, Marilyn Baptiste jumped into action, spearheading efforts to collect environmental impact data and even physically turning away construction…
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Woman walks Paris marathon with bucket on head

bucket469459594.jpgApril 13, 2015, www.cbsnews.com | “Mark Korir of Kenya won the Paris Marathon on Sunday but it was an unknown woman from Gambia who was turning heads. Siabatou Sanneh carried a jerry can of water on her head, while holding a placard that read: ‘In Africa, women travel this distance everyday to get potable water.'”

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 A Mighty Girl's photo.

“At the Paris Marathon last Sunday, Siabatou Sanneh of Gambia stood out from the other racers — in addition to her race number, she wore traditional Gambian garb and carried 45 pounds of water on her head. Sanneh, who had never left her home country before, participated in the marathon as part of an effort to raise awareness of the difficulties African women face in accessing clean water…”

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Indigenous land defenders protect sacred mountain Mauna Kea

April 4, 2015, www.idlenomore.ca | “Idle No More supports and acknowledges the Mauna Kea Hui, protecting the Sacred Mauna Kea and surrounding water against construction of a Canadian funded proposal to build a massive 18-story telescope.  The structure will reach 20 feet underground and also  include a  21,000 square foot office building, road and parking lot all on conservation lands on Mauna Kea’s summit. This mega-telescope is called the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT).”

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  • Robert Brothers BACKGROUND re protests against huge new telescope
    “Why learn more about the stars when there is so much that we do not know, and very much need to know, about the Earth. Money spent ignoring the Earth is an ignorance we cannot afford.”
    — RB

    Stand with us to help save Hawai’i’s most sacred mountain – Mauna Kea ‘Aole TMT! @ Facebook “Protect…
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