Greenpeace Action Camp 2018

When I first arrived at camp late that night, the logistics tent was very welcoming. They provided us with tents, sleeping bags, flashlights & bug spray! (lol) ........................................................................................

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Andreanne Catt
Gun Violence & Fossil Fuel Violence Are Connected

A month ago the high school where I spent four years of my life became a war zone. I watched online with the world as images of terror poured out of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. For a month now I’ve been struggling to write about what that felt like.

I read over and over again people saying they never thought something like this could happen in Parkland. I never felt that way.

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leeziesche
Sheridan Hollow: The Community on the Front Line of Cuomo’s Fracked Gas Hypocrisy

The proposed plan is to have two 7.9 megawatt fracked gas fired turbines power and heat Empire State Plaza, the massive 89-acre Albany capitol-building complex where the Governor and his administration work from daily.

“It remains a mystery to us why the Governor with all his lofty stated goals for minimizing greenhouse gases, why he would be willing to expose this community in particular, which is predominantly a community of color, to obvious toxins, ” said Sheridan Hollow resident and Albany County Legislator, Merton Simpson.

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Christine Nobiss At Women's March 2018 Des Moines, IA.

"This March is about many things, but primarily it is about empowering women. The reality is that Native American and Alaska Native women endure the highest rates of rape and assault in this country. Older statistics told us that one in three Native American women will be raped or experience sexual assault in their lifetime, but recently that statistic has been moved to 1 in 2..."

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Christine Nobiss
Millennium Tries to Silence Local Dad over CPV Fracked Gas Power Plant Through SLAPP Suit

Scott Martens, a father of two young children from Middletown, saw folks protesting outside the construction site, stopped by and has been involved in the fight to stop CPV ever since. He says he’s been out there almost every Saturday for a year letting people know about the threats CPV poses to his community and the planet.

Now Millennium, the company building the Valley Lateral Pipeline (VLP), a 7.8 mile pipeline that will transport fracked gas to the CPV plant from the larger Millennium transmission line, is trying to silence Scott.

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leeziesche
The White Lie

“We are fed a lie by the white man.  I’ve seen that lie being swallowed . . . not only that but our elders have swallowed that lie of the white man.  They say were a vanishing people . . . No!  We will be here for another 500 years.  We have no intention of giving up, and vanishing, assimilating into this society as if we haven’t our own.” Carter Camp, American Indian Movement leader, August 1941- Forever.

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Andreanne Catt
Protect The Sacred Gathering 2

The gathering’s purpose was to unite those who fought and defeated the KXL years before and to renew the “International Treaty to Protect” which is an agreement between organizations, societies, and tribes to defend and protect Mother Earth and the people from destruction and desecration that is brought on by the fossil fuel industry.

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Lauren Howland
Defend Our Sacred, Protect Our Women

Jackie is a Native American (Yurok and Wahsho) and Filipino, indigenous and environmental activist and artist. Janet W MacGillivray from Seeding Sovereignty commissioned Jacki to create a piece on behalf of the organization. This is the beautiful artwork that she came back with.

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Christine Nobiss
Native Organizers Alliance community organizing training 2017

This past week I attended the Native Organizers Alliance annual training in Kyle, SD. I made a lot of great relationships in this training. I went into this training hoping to learn how to be a better community organizer. Not only did I learn how to better my community, I came out of the training with a better sense of who I am as a person.

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The Possibility Alliance

The Possibility Alliance is an off-grid, sustainable, electricity free homestead run by Sarah and Ethan Hughes. Located in Missouri, they have acquired over 200 acres of land in the past 10 years that has been allocated to other homesteaders and organizations working towards the same goal of harmony with the earth.

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Christine Nobiss
Pigs...Harbingers of disease and destruction

There are 22 million hogs and 3 million people living in Iowa. Below is a petition to the permit application of another corporate hog confinement system to be built in Clay County, IA.

Not only is hog farming having a detrimental impact on the land, air and water systems of Iowa, but historically this animal is responsible for a lot of the colonized death and destruction that occurred in the Americas.

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Christine Nobiss