Faith Spotted Eagle Speaks on Settler Colonialism with Longhouse Media

Faith Spotted Eagle (Dakota: Tunkan Inajin Win[1] or Tȟuŋkáŋ Inážiŋ Win “Standing Stone”; born 1948) is a Native American activist. She is a member of the Yankton Sioux Nation who helped block development of the Keystone XL pipeline and the Dakota Access Pipeline. Continue reading

Ending Violence Against Indigenous Women: Statement on Loss of Savanna Greywind

Fort Yates, N.D. — Two weeks ago, we lost yet another Indigenous sister, daughter, mother, and friend. Savanna Lafontaine-Greywind became the latest in what has become a horrific epidemic amongst Indigenous communities in North America. The vulnerability and targeting of our Native women is undeniable, and we must begin looking for new ways to urgently address this plague of violence and disregard. Continue reading

Gulf Coast Environmental Justice Organizers launch the L’eau Est La Vie (Water is Life) Camp

Springfield, LA – Following legal victories for the Tribes at Standing Rock, Water Protectors in Southern Louisiana will open the L’eau Est La Vie (Water is Life) Camp tomorrow. The launch marks the next fight to protect Indigenous rights, life-giving water and to stop Energy Transfer Partners from committing acts of environmental injustice. Continue reading