Learning from our oldest cultures.
Economic Rebirth After the Storm
by Meizhu Luiposted Feb 24, 2006
- United for a Fair Economy helps the devastated Houma Nation organize a new economic model for itself.
Indigenous Power: Indigenous Rights Go Global
by John Mohawkposted Feb 20, 2006
- Indigenous peoples are asserting their moral right to live as distinct communities and reminding us of the power of cooperation with nature.
Bolivia Cheers Its New President
by Juliette Beckposted Jan 23, 2006
- Crowds cheer as Evo Morales is sworn in as the first indigenous president of Bolivia.
Bolivia Elects Latin America's First Indigenous President
by Juliette Beckposted Dec 19, 2005
- American global justice activist Juliette Beck was in Cochabamba for this week's historic election, and she sends this report on an event the new president-elect has dubbed “a victory for the global community."
Indicator: Indigenous Power Swells in Bolivia
by Lisa Gale Garriguesposted Oct 04, 2005
- Indigenous people in Bolivia call for nationalization of country’s natural gas and creation of an indigenous-controlled state.
by Sarah Ruth van Gelderposted Jan 18, 2005
- One tribe took a chance on inviting a coalition of native and non-native people to help them win back their ancient village site and the home of Chief Seattle.
The Warriors Who Turned to Peace
by John Mohawkposted Nov 11, 2004
- John Mohawk discusses what we can learn from the legacy of Haudenosaunee peace making: peace is the result of righteousness, reason, and power.
Zapatistas and the Globalization of Resistance
by Bill Weinbergposted May 20, 2004
- They launched their uprising as NAFTA took effect, brought activists together in the jungles of southern Mexico, and inspired a worldwide justice movement. Ten years later, the Zapatistas are still thinking global.
the gifts from the four directions
by Ilarion (Larry) Merculieffposted May 20, 2004
- the gifts from the four directions by Ilarion (Larry) Merculieff. The elders tell us that when the people of the four sacred colors come together at last, we will see the beginnings of a new world.
Tribes Find Power In Wind
by Winona LaDukeposted May 20, 2004
- Intertribal Council on Utility Policy, COUP, first wind generator dedicated on Rosebud Reservation, clean energy windshed. sustainable homeland economic development. summer 2003.
Bolivians Topple President
by Lisa Gale Garriguesposted Dec 31, 2003
- The people of Bolivia took to the streets in October 2003 to bring an end to the leadership of President Gonzlo Sanchez de Lozada.
Turning Scarcity Into Abundance
by Vandana Shivaposted Dec 31, 2003
- The solution to scarcity is not more mega-projects, more control by giant corporations, or more globalization. The solution to scarcity is more democracy
Bringing Back Desert Springs
by Gary Nabhanposted Dec 31, 2003
- The Hopi people of the Black Mesa region know how to farm and thrive in the desert Southwest. But a giant coal company is draining the aquifer that feeds their sacred springs and makes their livelihood possible.
by Sally Roesch Wagnerposted Jan 31, 2002
- How did early activists for women's rights dare to dream their revolutionary dream? They caught a glimpse of the possibility of freedom because they knew women who lived liberated lives, women who had always possessed rights beyond the suffragists' wildest imagination—Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) women.
In the Native Way
by Tom Goldtoothposted Nov 05, 2001
- For a sundancer and bundle-keeper in the Dakota tradition, the world and the spirit are identical.