Tatyana Novikova is an environmental activist, journalist, and author. She is known as an opponent of Russian Nuclear Power Plant construction in post-Chernobyl Belarus, who was persecuted by the government. Currently, she is living in Spearfish and visiting Belarus, her home country, writing the stories for Belarusian and American mass media about the environment, human rights, and politics.
By Talli Nauman, Tatyana Novikova, Esperanza Project
On a world tour for climate justice, Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg visited Native America Oct. 6-8, attracting a gymnasium full of enthusiasts at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, leading a march on Rapid City Hall alongside youth climate leader Tokata Iron Eyes, and speeding off to the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation.