People & Groups Archives: Indigenous peoples

Whitewashed Hope: A Message From Indigenous Leaders And Organizations

This writing is a message from over 10 Indigenous leaders and organizations who aim to explain that regenerative agriculture and permaculture offer narrow solutions to the climate crisis. This collaborative work has been shared freely. To access the original version, along with credits: see below.  Regenerative agriculture and permaculture claim to be the solutions to … Continue reading Whitewashed Hope: A Message From Indigenous Leaders And Organizations

A Malagasy Community Wins Global Recognition For Saving Its Lake

This article was written by Malavika Vyawahare and published on the 18 November 2020 in Mongabay. Malavika describes the work undertaken by a community association to improve the health of the ecosystem of a wetland.  The organization won the Equator Prize in the category “Nature for Water.” A community association charged with managing Lake Andranobe … Continue reading A Malagasy Community Wins Global Recognition For Saving Its Lake

White Shamans and Plastic Medicine Men

Indigenous teachings are thousands of years old. People born into these traditions are raised into knowledge that those born outside do not—and should not—have. Do not steal from others traditions. Instead, research your own family history and connect to your own roots. This award-winning documentary deals with the popularization and commercialization of Native American spiritual … Continue reading White Shamans and Plastic Medicine Men

Sisters In Spirit: The Iroquois Influence On Early American Feminists

In this informative and inspiratinal video the Onondaga Historical Association host a collaborative talk between Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner (author, lecturer, performance interpreter of women’s rights history, and Executive Director of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation) and Jeanne Shenandoah, a member of the Eel Clan of the Onondaga Nation, and a member of the Haudenosaunee … Continue reading Sisters In Spirit: The Iroquois Influence On Early American Feminists

[Old Growth Blockade] Old-Growth Blockade Enters Fourth Month

Fairy Creek Blockade: defending old growth forests on unceded Pacheedaht territory by Reuben Garbanzo, on Lekwungen territory Joshua Wright, is a seventeen year old film-maker from Olympia, Washington with an irrepressible passion for protecting the last remaining old-growth temperate rainforests; and has handy access to a state-of-the-art digital mapping program that allows him to track … Continue reading [Old Growth Blockade] Old-Growth Blockade Enters Fourth Month

Excerpts From Daughters Of Copper Women By Anne Cameron

The following two short excerpts are taken verbatim from Daughter’s of Copper Woman by Anne Cameron, first published in 1981 . The stories and legends handed down from the Nootka women of Vancouver Island are more poignant, more relevant than ever. Listening,  learning, doing and engaging in serious resistance as women of strength may make … Continue reading Excerpts From Daughters Of Copper Women By Anne Cameron

Joint Statement By Secwepemc & Gidimt’en Land Defenders

(Unceded Yintah / Secwepemcúĺecw Territories): Coastal Gaslink pipeline in Wet’suwet’en territory and Trans Mountain Pipeline in Secwepemc territory are both currently preparing to drill under our clear rivers, from which we have drawn sustenance since time immemorial. In the past few days we have seen Indigenous women interrupted during ceremonies in both territories, and arrests … Continue reading Joint Statement By Secwepemc & Gidimt’en Land Defenders

Uncontacted Tribes’ Territories Burning As Amazon Fires Spread

Communal house of uncontacted Indians inside the Uru Eu Wau Wau territory, photographed in 2005. © Rogério Vargas Motta/IBAMA (Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources). Survival International / October 14, 2020 The survival of several uncontacted tribes is now at risk after fires were set inside their territories. Activists have described this year’s … Continue reading Uncontacted Tribes’ Territories Burning As Amazon Fires Spread

Indigenous People Confront 350 and Sierra Club

On October 12th, 2020, Indigenous People’s Day, a group of indigenous people and allies gathered in Illahee (Portland, Oregon) to confront the Sierra Club and 350.org for their corporate ties and advocacy of false solutions as outlined in the film Planet of the Humans. These groups were informed that they had breached trust with the … Continue reading Indigenous People Confront 350 and Sierra Club

My Message to the Western World: Your Civilization is Killing Life on Earth

We Indigenous people are fighting to save the Amazon, but the whole planet is in trouble because you do not respect it by Nemonte Nenquimo / Originally published in The Guardian, Oct. 12 2020 Featured image: Waorani leader Nemonte Nenquimo shows evidence of crude oil contamination in the northern Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest. Photograph: Mitch Anderson … Continue reading My Message to the Western World: Your Civilization is Killing Life on Earth