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Archive for August 2016

Communities Taking a Stand at Standing Rock

Continuing to send thoughts and strength to the encampment of protectors defending land, water, communities and future. Help to spread the word to build support for the camp and this movement! Protecting water and our sacred places has always been at the center of our cause. The Indian encampment on the Cannonball grows daily, with…

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Photos Show Why The North Dakota Pipeline Is Problematic

Last week, the U.S. federal government gave approved the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which will run for 1,172 miles to transport crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken oilfields to Patoka, Illinois. The pipeline would travel through lands sacred to the Lakota people, and cross under the Missouri, Mississippi, and Big Sioux rivers. Just one…

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Indigenous women in Peru use seed saving and traditional knowledge to combat climate change

Throughout the 10 years of WEA’s work, we’ve seen how women are often those preserving traditional knowledge and shepherding intergenerational knowledge transfer within communities. This is true of both ecological and cultural knowledge, and those two things more often than not are intimately linked. Seed saving is a wonderful example of this link, and we…

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