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The Tongva Taraxat Paxaavxa (pronounced Tar-a-haht pah-hava) Conservancy is a Tongva-led org created to steward lands in Tovaangar, the traditional Tongva region, encompassing the greater Los Angeles basin. The Conservancy has received land back, is creating community for and housing Native people, practicing traditional ceremony, creating a Native archive, and rematriating the land.
Stop the Oppression in Tanzania
11/09/2023 - Last week, members of the European Delegation were prevented from visiting Ngorongoro. On 25th August, they also prevented a UNESCO delegation from visiting the area. Tundu Lissu, opposition leader, and champion of the Maasai, was briefly jailed for trying to rally in Ngorogoro.
After Decades of Oil Drilling, Indigenous Waoroni Group Fights New Industry
Their efforts follow a historic vote to end drilling in parts of Yasuni National Park, but uncontacted families and other Indigenous groups remain at risk from oil exploration.
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I was just held hostage for speaking out to save the Amazon -- but I will not be silent. Not now. Presidents from eight Amazonian countries are gathering for a historic summit -- and it’s a once-in-a-generation chance to win key protections and avoid ecological collapse. That’s why Avaaz is organizing the largest-ever campaign to defend the rainforest. Will you join me in signing the People’s Declaration to Save the Amazon? With your help, I can deliver our call directly to the negotiations:
California Consumnes Half of Oil From Amazon Rainforest
The Carrizo ComeCrudo tribe of Texas are harmed by LNG Terminals on their sacred lands, with no say in the matter. Indigenous people protect 80% of the worlds biodiversity .
Sign a petition to President Biden to stop transporting LNG at gulfwithoutlng.org
The largest land mammal in America is rehabilitating a vast grassland in Coahuila, benefiting hundreds of species in a reserve that can theoretically store 6.3 million tons of carbon in its soil
Link . “The Yurok Tribe initiated this unique partnership in an effort to develop cooperative, mutually beneficial solutions that help the Scott River’s salmon runs recover,” said Yurok Tribal Council Member Ryan Ray. “We believe that strong fish runs and resilient ranching operations can coexist in the Scott River Valley. This agreement establishes the necessary framework to make it happen.”
NY Times: I Pledged $1 Million to Plant New Trees. My Money Could Have Been Better Spent (paywall)
The U.S. Forest Service manages its lands for multiple uses, including timber harvesting, and has allowed the cutting of carbon-rich, old-growth forests whose destruction contributes to global warming.
He asked the Forest Service to guarantee that the saplings planted using his money would not grow up only to be logged later by the timber companies
I remain on the sacred grounds at Peehee Mu’huh, where the resistance to protect Thacker Pass from a massive lithium mine suffered a major blow last week. On Wednesday, police raided the two prayer camps set up by our Paiute and Shoshone relatives, extinguishing the sacred fire lit since May 11 when the grandmother-led action began, destroying the two ceremonial tipi lodges, mishandling and confiscating ceremonial instruments, and arresting an Indigenous land protector. Ox Sam Camp shared a video they captured with us
Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) has reintroduced the Native American Child Protection Act (NACPA). This legislation reauthorizes and increases the level for funding and revises language to include cultural programs and services to be included in grant programs for Native children on tribal lands and in urban areas. Tribes and Native communities will finally have additional tools to treat, prevent, investigate, and prosecute instances of family violence, child abuse, and child neglect involving Native children and families.
Amidst an unprecedented federal investigation into hundreds of Native Boarding Schools and the 100,000+ children these institutions forcibly removed, one school has become the epicenter of controversy in America’s attempt to reckon with its dark history: Red Cloud Indian School. While today some see the school as a positive presence in the Pine Ridge Reservation, home to the Oglala Lakota Tribe, others cite it as a perpetrator of generational trauma.
European Parliament: Forced Eviction of Maasai in Tanzania
Colonial conservation benefits wealthy interests while destroying the ways of life of the most self-sufficient people. Please donate to/share this crowdfunder to help support Maasai families displaced by last year's evictions. https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-displaced-maasai-families-of-loliondo
Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)
America the Beautiful - Spotlighting the Work to Restore and Conserve 30 Percent of Lands and Waters by 2030
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The War Against the Maasai of Loliondo and NCAA Continues
It is not a nightmare that you can wake up from. The horror is real. The threat, lobbied for by OBC, that organize hunting for Sheikh Mohammed of Dubai, of taking 1,500 km2 of grazing land from the Maasai of Loliondo - squeezing them into land with towns, agricultural areas, forest reserves, and a nasty American land grab – was last year implemented with brutality and lawlessness by the Tanzanian government. The ugly boundary beacons still stand there and the Maasai can only access their own land as thieves, risking terrible extortion by rangers, which is a risk that must be taken, since cows need grass.
Lake Manyara - If the Maasai are displaced by hunters and hotels, will this beautiful place still exist? Will too many tourists and game hunters vehicles + hotels interfere with the Great migration? Will the ecological system here fail due to climate change?
Succesful 30x30 river restoration project between California Government and the Yurok Tribe in California. Indigenous Yurok people are fishermen in order to sustain their lives. In the process, they protect the environment too.
(Wrangell, AK.) Her lineage also comes from Oregon, Washington, and the BC/Yukon Territories. Currently, she lives on Dena’ina lands in Anchorage, A “Leave a world that can support life and a culture worth living for.”