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Sarayaku in Standing Rock
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Published on Feb 27, 2017

From the Ecuadorian Amazon,

stands in solidarity with the Sioux Nation in North Dakota in their peaceful struggle against the oil pipeline crossing their sacred land in Standing Rock. #NoDAPL

Date 2/27/2017 Format Demonstrations
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Standing Rock Indian Reservation More Details
Aboriginal Truth and Reconciliation (Panel)
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First Nations and Métis leaders discuss the meaning of truth and reconciliation, the effects of the residential school system, and what should be done next to continue to the process. Featuring Clayton Thomas-Muller, 350.org; Jeff Baker, University of Saskatchewan; Eriel Deranger, Indigenous Climate Action; Melina Laboucan Massimo, Greenpeace Canada; Tara Houska, Honor the Earth This presentation took place in the Indigeneity Forum at the 2016 National Bioneers Conference.

Indigeneity is a Native-led Program within Bioneers/Collective Heritage Institute that promotes indigenous knowledge and approaches to solve the earth’s most pressing environmental and social issues through respectful dialogue.

Support Bioneers today: www.bioneers.org/donate. Please join our mailing list (http://www.bioneers.org/subscribe), stay in touch via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Bioneers.org) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/bioneers).

EarthSayers Eriel Deranger; Melina Laboucan Massimo; Clayton Thomas-Muller
Date 2/20/2017 Format Panel
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Wisdom Keepers More Details
Twenty Years of Defending the Amazon.
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October 26, 2016 Since its beginning 20 years ago, Amazon Watch has been deeply committed to defending indigenous peoples' rights and territories, for they are the best guardians of their rainforest homes. Considering that indigenous lands hold 80% of global biodiversity, it is no surprise that extractive industries want their resources. If left to them, the Amazon's Sacred Headwaters would become one big oil field, and the watersheds of the Brazilian Amazon would be destroyed by agribusiness and mega-dams. There is another way! Amazon Watch continues to stand with indigenous allies in defending their territories and sacred natural areas as industrial "No Go Zones." We are committed to supporting and amplifying Sarayaku's Kawsak Sacha, or Living Forests, proposal in defense of all life in the Amazon by keeping the oil in the ground. We want to expand this model throughout the Amazon, so that places like Yasuní National Park and the Xingu and Tapajós rivers will never again be considered for industrial development. We are also waging international market campaigns to expose and pressure governments and corporations that are causing harm. Our new Amazon Crude Campaign aims to reduce demand for rainforest-destroying oil. We recently began working with Brazilian allies to expose the financiers of environmental and indigenous rights law rollbacks. Learn more and join the movement at amazonwatch.org. Produced by @Ecodeo (http://www.ecodeo.co) Additional footage generously provided by: Todd Southgate, SpectralQ, Gert-Peter Bruch / Planète Amazone.

Date 10/24/2016 Format Instructional
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Forests More Details
EarthSayer Clayton Thomas-Mueller
Date 10/11/2012 Format Interview
Length unknown Keywords Sustainability More Details
Rights of Mother Earth - Super Tanker BC Coast- Canadian Tar Sands

Tom Goldtooth opens this segment by sharing the Indigenous Knowledge of Well-being - The Good Life, Living a state of being... Opening with a nature song from Chief Dan George Discussion continues with impacts and consequences of allowing tar sands oil to move through BC and on to super tankers bound for China

Date 4/9/2012 Format Length unknown Keywords Sustainability More Details
Called From Darkness (Documentary Series)
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Called From Darkness is a five-part documentary series that explores the spiritual dimensions of addiction recovery with an emphasis on finding community and recovering one’s own meaning and purpose.

All in the series represent a range of communities in rural, suburban and urban settings and include former gang members, recovering addicts, Native Americans, Hispanics, and Homeless Veterans. Produced by Paul Steinbroner and David Okimoto, TouchPoint Productions, Inc.

Contact Paul at (541) 941-5317 to arrange a screening. And thank you for your interest and support. 

EarthSayers David Okimoto; Paul Steinbroner
Date unknown Format Series
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Called From Darkness More Details
Wolf Joe Official Trailer
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Wolf Joe is an exciting and brand-new animated series that follows the daily adventures of Joe, a young First Nations boy who, with his two best friends, is inspired by the universal values of The Seven Teachings Wheel to explore his Indigenous culture, heritage, and identity. Premiered January 8, 2021. 

Date unknown Format Cartoon and Animation
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Our Youth Speak Up More Details
Racism and Portland, Oregon by William Mitchell
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A talk by William Mitchell titled "Portland: A Black Perspective" hosted by the Pearl District Neighborhood Association, Portland, Oregon on July 1, 2020.  

EarthSayer William Mitchell
Date unknown Format Teaching
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Portland Sustainability Leaders More Details
Gwich'in Voices for the Arctic Refuge
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The Trump administration has advanced the process of opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to lease sales. The Department of Interior released its "Record of Decision" on August 17, 2020 taking the most aggressive and destructive drilling alternative possible. It paves the way for lease sales as early as December. During an oil glut, increasing threats from climate change, and a world-wide pandemic, the administration will attempt to lease the entire Coastal Plain of the Arctic Refuge-- more than 1.5 million acres-- to the oil industry. Representing the last 5% of America’s Arctic Coastal Plain where the law has barred oil and gas activity, this would forever transform these wild lands into a toxic industrial drilling complex. The Gwich’in people who depend on these lands call it “the sacred place where life begins.”

This move threatens the food security, and spiritual and cultural foundation of the Indiginous Gwich'in Nation, in addition to threats to endangered polar bears, the Porcupine Caribou herd, and birds that migrate to these lands from six continents and all 50 states. This is one of the most high-profile battles in America today at the intersection of the environment and social justice. 

This video includes five members of the Gwich’in community-- raising their voices at the 2016 Gwich’in Gathering in Arctic Village, Alaska-- Neets’aii Gwich’in Tribal Land. Thanks to Arctic Village Council, Venetie Tribal Council and Native Village of Venetie Tribal Government for permission for National Geographic photographer Florian Schulz to record these testimonies.

#ProtectTheArctic #StandwiththeGwichin

Voices include:

Dr. Rev. Trimble Gilbert
Sarah James
Nani’eeth Peter
Gideon James
Anthony Garnett
Narrator: Princess Daazhraii Johnson

EarthSayers Sarah James; Nani’eeth Peter
Date unknown Format Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Yes! Magazine More Details
BLM: Founders Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi
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An interview with the founders of Black Lives Matter | Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi

October 2016 TED

Born out of a social media post, the Black Lives Matter movement has sparked discussion about race and inequality across the world. In this spirited conversation with Mia Birdsong, the movement's three founders share what they've learned about leadership and what provides them with hope and inspiration in the face of painful realities. Their advice on how to participate in ensuring freedom for everybody: join something, start something and "sharpen each other, so that we all can rise."

EarthSayers Patrisse Cullors; Alicia Garza; Opal Tometi
Date unknown Format Interview
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Black Lives Matter More Details

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