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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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Report Launch + Week of Action to end Environmental Violence!

After 2 years in the making, WEA and Native Youth Sexual Health Network are ready to launch “Violence on the Land, Violence on our Bodies: Building an Indigenous Response to Environmental Violence.” This community-based report and toolkit for action exposes the devastating impacts that extractive industries like fracking and mining have on the health and…

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Guatemala Women Standing Against Environmental Violence

A woman in Lote Ocho, Guatemala are filing negligence claims (in Canada) against a Canadian mining company whose employees that forcibly removed a women from her home, raped her and then burned her home to the ground. She is joined in her suit by 10 other women from her village, who were also gang-raped on…

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A Canyon Deserves a Monument for Preservation

In Utah, a tribal coalition of Ute Mountain, Uintah and Ouray Utes, Navajo, Hopi, and Zuni tribes has been formed with a singular goal: To achieve monument status from the federal government for the Allan Canyon band of Ute Mountain. They propose to name it Bears Ears National Monument. “It’s never been done, all the tribes working…

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