Talli Nauman

Talli Nauman is a longtime Esperanza Project collaborator and columnist, a founder and co-director of Journalism to Raise Environmental Awareness, and Health and Environment Editor for Native Sun News Today. She can be reached at talli.nauman(at)gmail.com.

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Native ‘hempsters’ follow global cooperative example

A global enterprise based in Spain may seem an unlikely role model for a fledging American Indian initiative. But inspired by its success, Winona’s Hemp and Heritage Farm in Anishinaabeg territory is sowing the start of an intertribal cooperative consortium.

September 18, 2023

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Small-town citizens get creative in Black Hills uranium mine fight

A Missouri State University study identified the main citizen concerns voiced:  health effects of radioactivity released by uranium, underground water contamination, land and environmental destruction due to mining, lack of Native American consultation, and cultural rights to water based on historic treaties.

August 31, 2022

Tribes and water protectors ward off new Black Hills gold rush

The moment the U.S. Forest Service posted its July notice of a draft decision to permit gold prospecting at Jenny Gulch here in the Black Hills, tribes, water protectors and treaty rights defenders turned out in droves to ward off the project and others like it.

August 11, 2022

Totem Red Road to DC

Totem pole travels to unite Native struggles

Natural resource extraction, climate change and “unbridled development” are the main threats to indigenous land, according to Caddo Native Judith LeBlanc, director of the Native Organizers Alliance, sponsor of the Red Road to D.C. project.

August 6, 2021

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KXL Victory Celebrations Roll Across the Great Plains

The Keystone XL victory was sweet for Native pipeline foes in unceded Lakota treaty territory, and a month later, they were still celebrating.

July 21, 2021

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Treaty People Gathering boosts pressure on disputed oil pipeline

Massive direct actions to stop Line 3 tar-sands crude-oil pipeline construction here in Native Anishinaabe ancestral territory launched a weeklong Treaty People Gathering on June 7.

June 14, 2021

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