Environmentalists and Social Justice
Annotated Environmental Justice Bibliography
Annotated. (Andrew Szasz and Michael R. Meuser, 1999).
Comments on the Human Genome Diversity Project
An archive of postings to NATIVE-L on the Human Genome Diversity Project, provided by NativeNet. (1991-6).
Communicating Across Cultures
Steve Newcomb discusses the nature of native-environmental alliances and what environmentalists should bring to these relationships. (Steve Newcomb, Earth First! Journal (Litha). Archive: NAE, 1996).
Deep Dilemmas in Environmental-First Nations Relationships
(David Orton, Green Web Bulletin 46. Archive: NAE, 1995).
Environmental Inequality Bibliography
Annotated. (Andrew Szasz and Michael R. Meuser, 1999).
First Nations Environmental Network
"The First Nations Environmental Network is a Canadian national organization of individuals, non-profit groups and Indigenous Nations who are actively working on environmental issues. We are also an affiliate network of the Canadian Environmental Network. Many of our members have been working on environmental issues for over 20 years."
First Nations Protocol
Some basic advice to environmentalists who wish to establish working relationships with native communities. (Kakwirakeron and Dave Good, Frontlines. First Nations Environmental Network. Archive: NAE).
Fisheries and Aboriginals
Canadian fisheries policy. (David Orton, Green Web Bulletin 45. Archive: NAE, 1995).
Green Party Platform on Indigenous Peoples
The platform of the Green Party USA (The Greens) has a section detailing their position on Indigenous Peoples. (2000).
Honor the Earth
It's a fundraising and issues awareness organization. A key resource which is not to be missed is their weekly Internet radio show and archives. How often do I say that? Listen in.
Indian Treaty Rights
(Zoltan Grossman, Reprinted from When Hate Groups Come to Town: A Handbook of Effective Community Responses. Atlanta, GA: Center for Democratic Renewal, 1992).
Indigenous Environmental Network
"An alliance of grassroots indigenous peoples whose mission is to protect the sacredness of Mother Earth from contamination and exploitation by strengthening, maintaining and respecting the traditional teachings and the natural laws."
Indigenous Women's Network: Our Future, Our Responsibility
(Winona LaDuke, Speech given at the Plenary Session of the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women, Bejing, 31 August 1995, 1995).
Missing: Another Tribal Environmentalist
About Fred Walking Badger. (Karin Schill, High Country News 26(19), October 1, 1994).
Native Activists Call on Environmentalists to Surrender Legacy of Conquest
Reports on Winona LaDuke's presentation at the West Coast Ancient Forest Activities Conference. (Patrick Mazza, Cascadia Planet, 1995).
Native Americans and the Environment
Discusses the Haskell Indian Environmental Research Studies Center. (Dan Wildcat, Healthy and Sustainable Communities Conference: Building Model Partnerships for the 21st Century. Atlanta, Georgia, March 20-22. Archive: NAE, 1997).
Native and Environmental Grassroots Movements
An article on the Indigenous Environmental Network, threats to native communities and environmentalism. (Zoltan Grossman, Z Magazine 8(11):42-50. Archive: NAE, 1995).
This is a nice site, but there's evidence that it hasn't been updated since 1997.
The platform of the Green Party of California has a section detailing their position on Native Americans. (Green Party of California, 1998).
Reform's Fresh Start for Aboriginal Peoples
The Reform Party's goal "is that all aboriginal people be full and equal participants in Canadian citizenship, indistinguishable in law and treatment from other Canadians." I think that means giving up the last of their treaty-secured rights as well. (Reform Party of Canada, 1996).
Rethinking Environmental-First Nations Relationships
(David Orton, Canadian Dimension 29(1), 1995).
The first of a series of on-line database sites that makes information on polluters and similar issues available to the public. I'll try and list more of these and move them all over to the general page.
Seventh Generation Fund
SGF provides advocacy, small grants, financial management services and non-profit administration, leadership training and technical support to projects in four primary areas: American Indian Religious Freedom; Indigenous Peoples of the Americas; Native Environmental Initiative; and Native Sustainable Communities.
"Shundahai Network was formed at the Nevada Nuclear Test Site in 1994, by a council of long-term nuclear disarmament activists, at the request of Corbin Harney, a Western Shoshone Spiritual Leader. We have evolved into an international network of activists and organizations bridging the gap between the environmental, peace and justice and indigenous land rights communities."
Social Environmentalism and Native Relations
(David Orton, Green Web Bulletin 50. Archive: NAE, 1996).
Speak Out Bureau
This is a non-profit speaker's bureau run by progressive media organizations. They coordinate the speaking engagements of several Native American environmentalists, and you can learn about their speaking schedules here.
Statements on Accepting the Green Party's Nomination for Vice President of the United States of America
(Winona LaDuke, Archive: Rat Haus Reality, 1996).
The Wild Path Forward: Left Biocentrism, First Nations, Park Issues and Forestry, A Canadian View
(David Orton, Green Web Bulletin 44. Archive: NAE, 1995).
U.S. Environmental Justice: Cases and Material
A good review of environmental justice from the perspective of U.S. law. (Vicki Been, 1998).
Unplug AmericaGive Mother Earth a Rest Day
"The 'Unplug AmericaGive Mother Earth a Rest Day' campaign was introduced in 1992 by Indigenous Peoples to invite all people to show our love and respect for our Mother Earth and all the sacred Life Circles by challenging unhealthy patterns of consumption and the continued production of poisons that destroy our environment
. October 13 is a day to 'UNPLUG.'"
What the Nisga'a Deal Means to You
The Reform Party is anti-treaty, as they'd be happy to explain to you at their web site. (John Duncan, Reform Party of Canada, 1996).