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Posts Tagged ‘Traditional Knowledge’

Sacred Red Corn Planting Takes a Stand Against KXL

The Ponca Trail of Tears and the proposed route of the Keystone XL pipeline are expected to intersect on the land of Mekasi Horinek in South Dakota, of the Lakota nation. Horinek has led an effort to bring back sacred and native plants and, in the process, combat poor health in tribal communities, and take…

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Uniting and Fighting against Keystone XL

The proposed Keystone XL pipeline from TransCanada is having a profound effect on the people who call the middle west of the country home. Training for Resistance is an organization and training event started by Debra White Plume, a long-time organizer and activist against uranium mining in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Her newest…

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The Original Tree Huggers: Let Us Not Forget Their Sacrifice

Blog by: Rucha Chitnis, Former WEA South Asia Program Director. 1730 CE “Sar santey rukh rahe to bhi sasto jan.” “If a tree is saved even at the cost of one’s head, it’s worth it.” Amrita Devi Nearly 280 years ago, the sacrifice of a brave woman, Amrita Devi, would have ripple effects in one of…

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