Message to Water Protectors: Protecting Yourself from Toxins by Linda Black Elk

Hello everyone, I’ve written up a plan to help water protectors who feel they may have been exposed to various poisons including herbicides, pesticides, surfactants, tear gas, pepper spray, etc. Please pass this around to anyone you feel might have concerns about exposure. Continue reading

Dying in Seattle by Rae Rose

Tonight is a night magically alight with stars and snow. This winter night is strangely surreal, yet wonderfully beautiful. From where I lay a cloud of misted breath rises to mingle with icy white flakes.

In our Evergreen city, we are usually perpetually soggy, damp, and gray. We seem forever drenched in the damp and drizzly rain. It is rare to see a truly hot stretch of summer days, or to experience the kind of snow that blankets the grayness in the purest pristine white. Continue reading

Youth to Lead Peace Run to Bismark to Oppose Dakota Access Pipeline

This Friday, September 9th, at least 70 youth will lead a run for peace to the North Dakota State Capitol in Bismarck, calling attention to their petition to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. This will be the fourth run for this youth group, who recently ran from North Dakota to Washington D.C. to deliver 252,000 signatures from their petition. Continue reading

The New Assimilated American by Nicole Montclair-Donaghy

My name is Kampeska Cinkila Win, Lakota for “Little Shell Woman.” My English name is Nicole Montclair-Donaghy. I’m an enrolled member of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. I’ve long debated whether or not to share this piece. I believe that our stories should be shared, as they are a part of all of our histories as humans. Continue reading

MC Rhetorik brings Abstract Thoughts

Hip Hop artist MC Rhetorik, from the Pueblo of Kewa which sits in central part of present day New Mexico, uses music as a tool to reach hearts and souls to raise awareness and help secure social and environmental justice across Turtle Island. Continue reading