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Oily Banking #5

May 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

      Published on May 9, 2017 More info: Twitter: @RevBillyTalen Instagram: @RevBillyTalen Friend — A small and mighty contingent of the Stop Shopping Choir breached the commodity wall at Citibank, a major financier of Dakota Access Pipeline.  Mayfield and I on the floor, Dragonfly preaching and Amadeus anointing… I lay on the floor listening to Dragonfly and the incessant beeping of ATM’s, my limbs entwined with Mayfield’s, her pulse on my ankle. Let’s learn to be more vulnerable in these retail spaces, because these retail [...]

Spending time in a controversial camp that’s blocking tar-sands pipelines

August 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Original article by Grist The Unist’ot’en Camp, an indigenous-led pipeline blockade in remote, mountainous central British Columbia, is permeated with the savory smell of bear poutine pizza — shredded bear meat, homemade French fries, green onions, and cheese on a scratch whole wheat crust. Ambrose Williams, a member of the nearby Gitxsan nation, is cooking dinner tonight for his partner Erin’s birthday. Because it’s a special occasion, someone has ventured down into the work-in-progress root cellar to excavate a jar of spicy dill pickles made from cucumbers grown in the camp [...]

How To Stop An Oil And Gas Pipeline: The Unist’ot’en Camp Resistance

August 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

  Over the past four years, the Unist’ot’en clan of the Wet’suwet’en nation have literally built a strategy to keep three proposed oil and gas pipelines from crossing their land. Concerned about the environmental damage a leak could cause on land they’ve never given up, they’ve constructed a protection camp to block pipeline companies. As opposition to the development of Alberta’s tar sands and to fracking projects grows across Canada, with First Nations communities on the front lines, the Unist’ot’en camp is an example of resistance that [...]

The Dirty Legacy of Canada’s Tar Sands Industry

January 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

Lax government oversight of Canada’s massive tar sands industry is leading to adverse environmental and health impacts. Investigative journalist Ted Genoways reports on these problems for the December 2014 issue of Outside magazine and shares his findings with us. Learn more:… — Watch more NRDC videos: NRDC Facebook: NRDC Twitter: NRDC Tumblr: OnEarth Facebook: OnEarth [...]

The Arrival of The Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign

September 1, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Arrival of The Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign “…the question is: How do you instruct 7 billion people as to their relationship to the earth? Because only if they respect and understand that relationship will we as a species survive…The only way we’re going to survive here is to take our proper place within this great system and behave ourselves and share. We have to come back to sharing. It’s not ‘me’ anymore; it’s ‘we.’ It’s not ‘competition’ anymore; it’s ‘cooperation.’ For our own [...]

Oren Lyons Onondaga Nation – National Museum of the American Indian Manhattan, NY

March 24, 2013 // 1 Comment

Oren Lyons Faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan of the Onondaga Nation Onondaga Nation Council of Chiefs & Haudenosaunee Grand Council Sharing the River of Life: NYC Honoring Native Treaties and Protecting the Earth The New York City Kickoff Event for the Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign National Museum of the American Indian, NYC For more information about the Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign visit [...]