Native American

What if within 100 miles of all U.S. borders, decades’ worth of public health, tribal, and environmental laws were disregarded? Today on Capitol Hill, this question brought together a diverse coalition of environmental, Latino, Native American, ranching/hunting, and faith-based advocacy groups attending a press conference expressing opposition (see photo) to H.R. 1505 (also called the…

Read more Bad border bill puts environment at risk

From Jason Cappola of Truthout, 11/2/2011: The Keystone XL pipeline and a message from indigenous resistance. As people gather to protest the greed and corruption of Wall Street in downtown Manhattan and throughout the world, the territories of indigenous peoples and nations have been the front lines of this conflict for a long, long, time.…

Read more Lakota Tribes “Refuse to Cooperate” With Tar Sands Proponents

Early Saturday February 19 the House of Representatives passed legislation (H.R. 1) that would cut federal spending by $61 billion.  The cuts come mainly in programs dedicated to assistance for vulnerable populations in the U.S. and internationally.   You can let your Senators know that this approach to the budget is neither responsible nor just.…

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