Tag: indigenous people
“The treaties are not just a concern for Indigenous people. They were entered into by the U.S. government, and as citizens, we have a responsibility to ensure our government honors that law.”
"[L]anguage allows indigenous societies to use the biodiversity that surrounds them as a 'living pharmacy' and to describe the medicinal properties of plants."
Even after the mass arrests on Monday, the Anishinaabe and their allies camped out at the site and plan to continue their direct action.
The country’s Supreme Court has agreed to review the process around a past case that cancelled the demarcation of an Indigenous territory claimed by the Guarani Kaiowá people.
The White House remains silent on both of the pipeline projects, which Indigenous communities say are blatant cases of racism and injustice.
"This is a critical step towards righting the wrongs of the past and setting our nation on a path of environmental, climate, and social justice."
“Public lands are stolen lands,” asserted Red Nation. “Indigenous people have the right to practice their culture and spiritual ways on Indigenous land without fear of repression, discrimination, or violence.”
Water protectors in Minnesota are kicking off what could be the climate movement's next massive, sustained direct action campaign.
"Clean water and unpolluted land capable of providing sustenance is essential to our survival... [and] Line 3 poses an existential threat to our well-being."
As a leader of Sovereignty Camp 2020, Shinnecock attorney Tela Troge discusses why they are protesting a lawsuit by New York state.