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resilient communities.

The Beginning is Near: The Deep North, Evictions and Pipeline Deadlines

Standing Rock is an unpredicted history lesson for all of us.

Solar Warriors vs. the Black Snake of Tar Sands

This past week, Henry Red Cloud, a descendent of Chief Red Cloud and President of Lakota Solar Enterprises, was recognized as a Champion of Change by President Obama for his leadership in renewable energy.

Tar Sands, Pipelines and the Threat to First Nations

The proposed Northern Gateway pipeline, would travel straight through sensitive watersheds, temperate rainforests, and millennia-old communities of First Nations peoples.

Our home on earth

Giiwedinong means “going home” in the Anishinaabeg language- it also means North, which is the place from which we come.This is a key problem that modern industrial society faces today. We cannot restore our relationship with the Earth until we find our place in the world. This is our challenge today: where is home?

Keepers of the seeds

In Canada, three-quarters of all the crop varieties that existed before the 20th century are extinct. And, of the remaining quarter, only 10 percent are available commercially from Canadian seed companies (the remainder are held by gardeners and families). Over 64 percent of the commercially held seeds are offered by only one company; if those varieties are dropped, the seeds may be lost. …