Weekly news

Here a few news items that caught my attention this week. A moving editorial on why the use of sonar is wrong.  Our government is still seeking to expand its use, despite its potential to deafen whales and dolphins. Here’s an excerpt “If you…

Highlights from 2011 PIELC!

PIELC was great this year! I had a great time. And for the first time, I did not help the organizers in any way (though there were times I wanted to!). Sure, I spent more time networking and socializing than attending panels, but I…

Tribal Water Rights Conference

This week, I had a fantastic opportunity to travel to Montana for the Center for Water Advocacy’s Tribal Water Rights Conference. There were many fantastic panels and I met many fantastic people. I also learned a lot! I have had some experience with Indian…

Lacrosse and Sovereignty

The Iroquois nation, birthplace of the game of lacrosse, intended send its team to compete in the 2010 World Lacrosse Championship in England. A few days before their scheduled departure, the British Consulate denied entry into Britain because the players plan to fly with…

International Day of Prayer for the Earth’s Water

This day of prayer is led by the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers as a blessing for our Earth’s water, which faces many challenges from overuse to privatization to pollution. They issued a fantastic declaration, which I have copied below. We, the International Council of Thirteen…