Indigenous Religions

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Moapa Paiute Indians Harness the Sun’s Energy in Nevada

Celebrating Native American self-resilience via energy harnessed from the sun, US Interior Secretary Sally Jewell recently green-lighted the third utility-scale solar project on Tribal lands of the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians. Joining with Tribal leaders and First Solar representatives on reservation lands about 40 miles northeast of Las Vega, Secretary Jewell hailed the 60th […]

October 13th

Alaskan Climate Refugees are Looking for a New Home

Retreating onto the uncharted territory of today’s “climate refugees,” the entire indigenous community of Shishmaref, Alaska, is losing the land under its feet. Shishmaref has a population of around 600 members of the Native American Inupiat Tribe, located on Sarichef, a tiny island north of the Bering Strait. For over 400 years, this austere, ice-bound […]

September 5th

Native Americans Stand Up Against Dakota Access Pipeline

Holding down two fronts in the battle against the Dakota Access Pipeline, Native Americans and supporters are swelling in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, and outside a courthouse in Washington, D.C. Joining several hundred members of North Dakota’s Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in D.C., actors Susan Sarandon, Shailene Woodley, and Riley Keough added their voices of […]

August 29th

Inuit People & Greenpeace Want #SolarNotSeismics

Navigating through the icy waters of the Arctic, the Greenpeace ship “Arctic Sunrise” is delivering solar panels to the Inuit community of Clyde River, Nunavut. Delivering solar panels and a team to install the systems for the Clyde River community is Greenpeace’s way of offering a better solution to meet increasing demands for energy. The […]

August 10th

An Eco-Lodge “Touching the Earth Lightly”

Constructed with an eagle’s loft in mind, a newly renovated eco-lodge in South Africa offers a bird’s-eye view from a well-feathered nest. Overlooking lush vistas of Kruger National Park wildlife refuge, the view is so vast you might easily be inspired to sing a hymn in praise of Creation. Singita Lebombo Eco-Lodge Resort Singita Lebombo […]

July 27th

Native Americans Protect America

A month ago, President Barack Obama ended a decades long fight over the name of a mountain¬†in Alaska. He sided with Native Alaskans and declared that Mount McKinley will now be called by its original name: Denali. Although Ohio statesmen — the state former President McKinley called home — fought the name change, the move […]

October 5th

Denali Gets Its Name, Native Alaskans Get Recognition

Last Sunday, President Barack Obama made good on his 2008 campaign promise to improve relations between the federal government and Native Americans.¬†He announced that Mount McKinley’s name would be restored to Denali — a name with deep cultural significance to the Koyukon Athabascans. His announcement is part of a wider campaign to improve relations with […]

September 1st