Puyallup Tribe, environmental groups hit Tacoma LNG Fracked Gas Plant with legal challenges

TACOMA, Wash. – The Puyallup Tribe of Indians and the nonprofit law firm Earthjustice filed legal challenges today against a liquefied natural gas storage facility in Tacoma, Washington. It is the latest show of opposition to a dangerous fossil-fuel project that is vehemently opposed by the Tribe and health and environmental advocates. Continue reading

Camas meadow a teacher for future generations by Michael Rios

Tribal elders led a planting ceremony that included University of Washington students, faculty, and visitors on the afternoon of December 3. In the spirit of growing partnerships and sharing the importance of land cultivation, the memorable gathering occurred near the new Burke Museum’s entrance. Home to a future Camas meadow. Continue reading

Oneida Indian Nation honored for historic contribution aiding enslaved Africans during slavery

Don Victor Mooney, of Queens, and President of HR 1242 Resilience Project, presented a kente cloth to Ms. Shawn Barbano, Executive Assistant to Mr. Ray Halbritter of the Oneida Indian Nation to recognize their historic contribution in aiding enslaved Africans during slavery. Continue reading

Blackfeet Nation to host first-ever Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women tribunal in the U.S.

MMIW tribunal to be held at the Blackfeet Community College in Browning, Montana the weekend of October 4-5

Blackfeet Nation

The Blackfeet Nation will host the first-ever Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women (MMIW) tribunal in the US over the weekend of October 4 and 5 at the Blackfeet Community College in Browning, Montana. The two-day Blackfeet MMIW Tribunal will record public testimony from MMIW survivors and victims’ families, as well as providing private sessions for witnesses who may be hesitant to share their accounts in a public forum. Continue reading

Native food sovereignty took center stage this summer for Cheyenne River Youth Program

This summer, the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s teen interns had valuable opportunities to learn more about native food sovereignty through the Native Youth Food Sovereignty Summit in Rapid City and a special visit from seed keeper Rowen White to the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. Continue reading