Climate change region by region | Melting Glaciers | The Art of Blogging (with tips)

The Northern Great Plains is far from any ocean. Water melts off mountain snowpack, slowly trickles down glaciers**, and pools up in basins. The largely arid region is dominated by thirsty industries like agriculture, energy extraction, and tourism.  There’s a byzantine system of century-old water rights and competing interests. Or as my dad, a Montana […]

What Climate Organizers Can Learn From Two Centuries of Indigenous Resistance | in-digit-ous | Why ICWA still matters | poets I love

Q: Could you explain what you mean by the title phrase of your book, “our history is the future”? I look at the Ghost Dance prophecy, which was an anticolonial uprising among particularly Lakota and Dakota people on the northern Plains in the late 19th century, but also a widespread spiritual movement that went up […]

Defying US Borders, Asserting Territorial Rights | Bad Movies | Children Strike | Wayfarers and The Fork in the Road

We didn’t cross the border, the border crossed us.” That’s the message from communities who live with the troubled legacy of colonialism today—the descendants of Native peoples who have survived in defiance of the national divides that strafe their lands and run counter to their cultural inheritance. Such a move, (THE WALL) according to the […]

“Yellowtail” | Indian Country News | #ICWA | Food Insecurity

Yellowtail from Keenan Wetzel on Vimeo. “Yellowtail” by Keenan Wetzel A poetic short by Detroit-based director Keenan Wetzel, “Yellowtail” tells the story of a young Native American cowboy (Stephen Yellowtail) searching for purpose amidst a chaotic lifestyle. (previously featured here). Shot in Wyoming and the Crow Reservation in Montana, “Yellowtail” tells the story of a young Native American […]

Movies: The Eagle Huntress | What Was Ours

Telluride Film Festival: At the opening night Colorado Avenue feed (in September), director Werner Herzog checked out the Mongol father and daughter holding their trained eagles on their arms for a photo op (top photo). Sony Pictures Classics is pushing the movie for a documentary Oscar. Director Otto Bell told me his crew carried so […]

Who is running this planet?

By Lara What is that saying: “you can’t herd cats?” I’m not sure it’s working on humans, either. I read too much. Or maybe I don’t read enough. Just when I think I have figured out some of what is going on, I get smacked upside the head. Anyone awake to almost any degree understands […]

Raise your vibration, purify, pray peace

By Lara Trace I feel like I have a hangover from bad news. Every day, every protest, every blip about climate change, every conflict killing and shifting people around the planet, every major earth change, every environmental disaster, makes me want to crawl back into bed. Instead I purify and smudge myself with sage and […]

A MANIFESTO FOR WE THE PEOPLE to the memory of Nelson Mandela who died on December 5, 2013 atthe age of 95.  He led Africa’s struggle for freedom and justice.  A hero to millions, he will be mourned around the world.  By J. Glenn Evans We the People need to speak truth to power.  We need to be heard.  We […]

Why in the world are they spraying?

http://www.whyintheworldaretheysprayi… People around the world are noticing that our planet’s weather is dramatically changing. They are also beginning to notice the long lingering trails left behind airplanes that have lead millions to accept the reality of chemtrail/geoengineering programs. Could there be a connection between the trails and our severe weather? While there are many agendas […]

Big Oil and Our First Climate Change Refugees

VIDEO: Author and conservationist Peter Matthiessen, a two-time National Book Award winner, delivered the 2012 Iscol Environmental Lecture before a packed Statler Auditorium April 23. The annual Iscol lecture, presented by the David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, brings prominent leaders to campus to discuss crucial environmental issues. Event Date: April 23, […]

Migrating out of poverty?

People move. About 200 million people are believed to be living outside their country of birth. They move to escape poverty and unemployment, or political and social repression.  Although migrants constitute just 3 percent of the world’s population, they are an important group. By moving, they not only help themselves and their families, but also […]

worrisome wet wake-up call from the #Arctic: explosive change happening now

A worrisome wet wake-up call from the Arctic Photo Credit: Heather Thorkelson Arctic sea ice has already melted to a record low this year, in thickness and extent. And summer’s not over yet. According to the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center, record melt has occurred for the past six years. Both the NSIDC […]

Climate Change First Responders: Native Americans

Northwestern tribes are seeing firsthand what warmer climates have done to their way of life and their home. By Eric Niiler THE GIST In the Northwest, coastal tribes are noticing melting glaciers and rising sea levels. Native tribes are working with climate scientists to utilize their holistic knowledge. Some tribes have been collecting generations […]