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Pacific Eco Warriors - 350 Pacific Climate Warriors
This week we hear from a group called 350 Pacific Climate Warriors - a collective of young Pacific people with a focus on protecting Pacific environments and improving attitudes towards the environment throughout the Pacific. For more on Climate Change click here: https://www.thecoconet.tv/the-ocean/climate-change/
Indigenous In Plain Sight | Gregg Deal | TEDxBoulder
The indigenous existence in Western and American culture is narrowly viewed and accepted with little to no input from actual Indigenous people. Gregg Deal talks about the use of history as a tool while he navigates the restrictions thrusts upon his work as a contemporary artist while challenging those who hear his words to take responsibility for their knowledge, and create room for this nation’s First Peoples. Gregg Deal is a husband, father, artist and a member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe. As a provocative contemporary artist-activist much of Deal’s work deals with Indigenous identity and pop culture, touching on issues of race relations, historical consideration and stereotype. With this work—including paintings, mural work, performance art, filmmaking and spoken word—Deal critically examines issues within Indian country such as decolonization, the Native mascot issue and appropriation. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
SFA Podcast: Maia Wikler; uplifting stories of youth on the frontlines of climate injustices
Subscribe on iTunes, Google Podcasts, or Spotify for the full episode. Maia Wikler is an anthropologist, climate justice organizer, and writer whose work has appeared in Teen Vogue and VICE. Maia is a true positive change maker; using her skills of writing, film, and community organizing to advocate for those on the frontlines of climate change. A great deal of her work focuses on uplifting youth leadership, Indigenous communities, and human rights. She was a youth delegate at the UN Climate Talks in 2017 as a member of the organization SustainUS. Maia is currently a PhD candidate in Political Ecology at the University of Victoria. She is directing a short documentary film featuring the Gwich’in women who are leading the fight to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Maia was recently selected as a National Geographic Early Career Explorer to document cross-border stories about the threats to wild salmon from mining in Northern British Columbia. Maia speaks with us about the impact of storytelling, youth leadership, and how we can all find our role in defending against climate injustice. Stories for Action’s mission is to share the human connection around a thriving environment. Our aim is to bridge divides and prove that we can and must unite around creating a regenerative society. Join us in this podcast series for conversations with people taking bold steps and offering calls to action, inspiring you to find your role in creating a healthy planet for all. Subscribe to our podcasts on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify, or Podbean https://storiesforaction.podbean.com/ Share with others! Join our community!: https://linktr.ee/StoriesforAction Find a story & get inspired to find your role. Submit your own story for us to share. Join the Storyteller's Network if you are an artist or media creator looking to use your work for environmental advocacy. Visit our site: https://www.storiesforaction.org Instagram & Facebook: @StoriesforActionTwitter: @Stories4Action #ClimateCrisis #Environmentaljustice #environment #storytelling #vice #teenvogue #climate #youth #SustainUs #Sunrisemovement #NationalGeographic #Canada #Indigenous #DefendtheSacred #NativeYouth #sunrise #Native #stories #oralhistory #waterislife #sacred #Colorado #BritishColumbia #UBC #Philadelphia #climateaction #GreenNewDeal #frontline #environmentaljustice #humanrights #intersectionalenvironmentalism #nature #borderwall #fridaysforthefuture #schoolstrike
Why Native Hawaiians Protesting Giant Telescope on Mauna Kea Aren't Going Anywhere | NBC Left Field
The Hawaii Island’s Mauna Kea mountain, the most sacred site to Native Hawaiians, is also a prized location to the astronomy community as a home to many powerful observatories. This summer, a community of resistance called Pu'uhonua o Pu'uhuluhulu formed on the access road that leads to the summit of Mauna Kea, where Native Hawaiian protesters aim to stop the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope or TMT. Protesters say they don’t oppose science and astronomy, but the further desecration of Mauna Kea. As celebrities like Native Hawaiian and “Aquaman” lead Jason Momoa join the ongoing demonstrations, Hawaiians are using the opportunity to ask similar questions to those astronomers hope to answer: Where did we come from? How did we get here? * SUBSCRIBE to NBC LEFT FIELD: http://nbcnews.to/2rAQzwx * Watch the latest from NBC LEFT FIELD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8tG3hlHcPg&list=PLmWVE4PP8w5Urph0JyLjmQInFXxtgOMBT What is NBC LEFT FIELD? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yh0j6zMWCI&list=PLmWVE4PP8w5UEOKp7cxAEqxNgaZ8EUSDs FOLLOW NBC LEFT FIELD: Facebook: http://nbcnews.to/2rACLSM Instagram: http://nbcnews.to/2rAsQwp Twitter: http://nbcnews.to/2rAsWUN VISIT OUR SITE: http://nbcleftfield.com Visual journalist Ali Withers __ ABOUT NBC LEFT FIELD: NBC Left Field is a new internationally-minded video troupe that makes short, creative documentaries and features specially designed for social media and set-top boxes. Our small team of cinematographers, journalists, animators and social media gurus aims to unearth stories and breathe creative life into current headlines. While pushing boundaries at home and abroad, NBC Left Field will also be serving as an experimental hub for NBC News style, treatment and audience engagement. #NBCLeftField
Accelerating Coastal Community-Led Conservation
WWF supports community-led efforts to protect critical marine resources. These projects have helped communities map the future they want for their coastal environment – and take action to make it happen. Now it’s time to think bigger. Our ocean is in crisis, so we need to do much more, much faster. WWF and partners are helping to scale up lessons from individual coastal communities across the world’s most important seascapes.
Woman Who Returns: Adopted into her Haida clan after 30 years away | Short Docs
Heather Hatch always felt something was missing in her life. When she turned 16, she discovered she was Haida. After visiting Haida Gwaii many times over the next twenty years, Heather realized she wanted to join her clan and receive her Haida name. Woman Who Returns follows her journey, from making a traditional Haida blanket with her Nuni to visiting the remote shores of her ancestors’ village. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/CBCSubscribe Subscribe: http://bit.ly/CBCSubscribe Watch CBC: http://bit.ly/CBCFullShows About CBC: Welcome to the official YouTube channel for CBC, Canada’s public broadcaster. CBC is dedicated to creating content with original voices that inspire and entertain. Watch sneak peeks and trailers, behind the scenes footage, original web series, digital-exclusives and more. Connect with CBC Online: Twitter: http://bit.ly/CBCTwitter Facebook: http://bit.ly/CBCFacebook Instagram: http://bit.ly/CBCInstagram Woman Who Returns: Adopted into her Haida clan after 30 years away https://www.youtube.com/user/CBCTV
Peace River Rising: The link between violence against Indigenous women and violence against the land
Helen Knott, a Dane-Zaa/Nehiyaw social worker, poet and activist, explores the connection between violence against Indigenous women and violence against the land. Helen takes us through the dramatic changes she’s witnessed in her home territory. Woodlands she explored as a child have disappeared to make way for pipelines and housing developments to accommodate the influx of transient workers. Contamination from industrial endeavors has turned traditional activities — like berry picking — into potential hazards. Helen explores the dangers of these industrial expansions, bringing to light the fact that Fort St. John, now primarily an oil and gas town, has a per capita crime rate that is nearly double that of Vancouver. On the streets of Fort St. John, Helen and a fellow lifetime resident reflect on the overwhelming ratio of men to women in their city: what was once a city of familiar faces is now overrun with strangers who have minimal personal attachment to the area. Helen shares personal stories about the violence she’s encountered and her beliefs about how important it is to give voice to these experiences. She leaves us with a deeper perspective into why she does the work she does — and her hopes for a new world. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/CBCSubscribe Subscribe: http://bit.ly/CBCSubscribe Watch CBC: http://bit.ly/CBCFullShows About CBC: Welcome to the official YouTube channel for CBC, Canada’s public broadcaster. CBC is dedicated to creating content with original voices that inspire and entertain. Watch sneak peeks and trailers, behind the scenes footage, original web series, digital-exclusives and more. Connect with CBC Online: Twitter: http://bit.ly/CBCTwitter Facebook: http://bit.ly/CBCFacebook Instagram: http://bit.ly/CBCInstagram Peace River Rising: an intimate view of the connection between violence against Indigenous women and violence against the land | Short Docs https://www.youtube.com/user/CBCTV
This 16-Year-Old Indigenous Activist is Fighting for Environmental Justice | NowThis
This 16-year-old Indigenous activist is fighting for environmental justice for her community, which sits just a mile away from one of the nation’s largest coal plants. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest stories of the day delivered straight to your inbox: https://go.nowth.is/KnowThis In US news and current events today, Native American activists are facing challenges in securing environmental justice in their communities. Meet Mikayla Johnson, a 16-year-old indigenous activist and member of the Diné Tribe in Black Mesa, AZ. Mikayla Johnson's Native community sits approximately 1 mile from the Navajo Generating Station, one of the nation's largest coal plants. Mikayla, who grew up without running water or electricity, has been persistent in her water conservation efforts. Additionally, her and her mother Nicole Horseherder are advocating for 100% renewable energy in their community. #Activism #Environment #Climate #News #NowThis #NowThisNews Connect with NowThis » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat NowThis is your premier news outlet providing you with all the videos you need to stay up to date on all the latest in trending news. From entertainment to politics, to viral videos and breaking news stories, we’re delivering all you need to know straight to your social feeds. We live where you live. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisnews @nowthisnews
Apsáalooke - Feed The River
We as Apsáalooke people practice the custom of "feeding the river' or "feeding the water". In the spring time families will give an offering of food to the element of water in respects that the family would be protected during times around the water, riding horses, swimming, fishing, ect. May we carry on the same sense in protecting our families against covid19. Stay safe and prayerful! A'ho! Special thanks to Albert Gros Venture
Native Lens: Helping Native American Youth Tell Their Stories Through Video
In this video, Tracy Rector, executive director of Longhouse Media, discusses Native Lens, a program that offers filmmaking workshops for Native American youth in Washington state's Puyallup, Swinomish, Muckleshoot, and Lummi tribes. Native Lens encourages young people to tell their own stories and become stewards for Native American culture. Rector explains how her project provides opportunities for at-risk native youth to make a positive contribution to their communities through digital storytelling.
Western Native Voice - "I Am a Voice"
Western Native Voice needs your help to expand Native American voting. Western Native Voice registers voters, mobilizes voters, and watches the polls to ensure fair elections for all citizens. To strengthen our Native American communities, everyone needs to make their voice heard at the polls. Learn more at: https://www.westernnativevoice.org
First Nations Negotiator Honors Ancestors by Protecting Boreal Forest
Steven Nitah is chief negotiator for the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation in Canada’s Northwest Territories. He's working to establish the proposed Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve, which would protect 3.5 million acres of boreal forest and tundra from development. Thaidene Nene is hailed as a new model for national parks in Canada—one that recognizes the authority of the people who have been its stewards for millennia as well as the importance of traditional knowledge in keeping the land healthy. The boreal region of Canada stretches across more than a billion acres, and is one of the largest intact forest ecosystems on Earth. Pew’s International Boreal Conservation Campaign encourages a balance between development and conservation and works with the people who live there to achieve that goal. People of the Boreal is a multimedia project that tells the stories of those who have the most to gain or lose from decisions about how the region is managed. Learn more about Indigenous negotiator Steven Nitah, and view the entire People of the Boreal series here: http://pew.org/1szMdm2
Connecting Biodiversity to Our Humanity
By caring for the land, and for each other, we are recognizing our interconnectedness and honouring our responsibilities to protect biodiversity. As Heiltsuk Nation Hereditary Chief Brown says, “Biodiversity mirrors cultural diversity in the natural world.” The land needs guardians so that we can protect this diversity, and ensure that there is enough for future generations.
Honouring the Land
Indigenous Guardians are at the forefront of a movement—a movement growing up from the land, from youth, from a new generation of women leaders—calling for Indigenous leadership on the land. Guardians not only do the work to care for the lands and waters that we all depend on, but are building stronger, more connected communities.
In Boreal Forest, Indigenous Leader Bridges Environmental Divides
As Indigenous people, “we believe inherently that we are part of the Earth. We’re not separate. We don’t have dominion over it,” Stephen Kakfwi says. A former premier in Canada’s Northwest Territories, past president of the Dene Nation, and lifelong Indigenous rights activist, Kakfwi has spent decades working to balance protection of the mostly pristine areas of this landscape with sustainable economic development for First Nations communities. The boreal region of Canada stretches across more than a billion acres, and is one of the largest intact forest ecosystems on Earth. Pew’s International Boreal Conservation Campaign encourages a balance between development and conservation and works with the people who live there to achieve that goal. People of the Boreal is a multimedia project that tells the stories of those who have the most to gain or lose from decisions about how the region is managed. Learn more about Indigenous leader Stephen Kakfwi, and view the entire People of the Boreal series here: http://pew.org/1szM95U
Tara Houska | The Last Holders
Tara Houska is a tribal rights attorney in Washington DC. She’s also former Director at Honor the Earth, the indigenous environmental justice group. Tara is of Couchiching First Nation, bear clan, and in late 2016, she called Morton County North Dakota home for six months. There she stood shoulder-to-shoulder on the frontlines at Oceti Sakowin, the gathering of Indigenous Nations at Standing Rock Indian Reservation in defense of clean water. "Eighty percent of the world's remaining biodiversity is in indigenous lands, so we are the last holders of these sacred places," says Houska. "One answer of how do we solve this—beyond just teaching the truth—is standing together and really figuring out how do we have justice and equality in the era of climate change."
Indigenous Communities and Conservation
‘Civilization’ and ‘development’ have reached an entirely 'urban' homogeneity. We forget that these ideas aren’t true to all human beings. Considering how the tribal communities have lived a far more nature friendly life for centuries now, it is time that we respect the space they have created for themselves. Most tribal communities depend on forest produce directly for their living. This film explores the initiatives of distinguished CEPF- ATREE funded projects and their endeavour to help tribal people use their rights to their true potential that in turn conserves eco-systems. More about the projects – 1. Action for Community Organization, Rehabilitation and Development (ACCORD) has made noteworthy progress in enabling Adivasi communities in Tamil Nadu to strengthen their collective claim over forest rights and conserve the resources they depend upon. 2. Keystone Foundation has been successfully managing a community based ecological monitoring programme that draws from traditional knowledge such that, the ways of the indigenous tribes stay alive even as they help conservation causes in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. 3. Dr. K.H. Amitha Bachan, has been championing the cause of community-based monitoring of forest resources by the indigenous Kadar tribe in Kerala.