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Native Nations Rise: Rise with Standing Rock TODAY!

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Indigenous grassroots leaders are calling on allies across the United States and around the world to peacefully March on Washington DC today, March 10th. WEA rises in spirit, solidarity and allyship with the Indigenous peoples of the world whose rights protect our earth for the future generations of all. As march organizes…

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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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“Violence on the Land, Violence on our Bodies” report published

Last month, and after two years in the making, WEA and the Native Youth Sexual Health Network officially launched “Violence on the Land, Violence on our Bodies: Building an Indigenous Response to Environmental Violence” a community-based report and toolkit for action. But we didn’t want it to be just a launch; instead, we wanted to use…

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Leading from a Place of History and Learning

By Kahea Pacheco, WEA Advocacy Network Coordinator I grew up in a tiny, rural town on the Hamakua Coast of the Big Island of Hawai’i called Honomu.  We are maybe 550 people large, and are a remnant of the old sugar plantation days when the Big 5 sugar companies were king and villages would crop…

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