Today on Your Call: How are indigenous people struggling for environmental justice?

Oct 11, 2012

On today's Your Call, we’ll honor Indigenous People’s Day by speaking with native activists on the front lines of environmental battles.  From the tar sands in Canada, to coal mining at Black Mesa, to fracking, toxic waste, and deforestation-- native people are standing up for environmental justice in their communities.  Where do you see examples of this?  Join us at 10am Pacific or post a comment here.  What can we all learn learn from how native communities relate to the environment?  It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guests:

Tom Goldtooth, executive director of the Indigenous Environmental Network.  Tom is Dine’ and Dakota and lives in Minnesota.

Nadine Padilla, coordinator for the Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment.  She is Navajo and Pueblo from Bluewater Lake, New Mexico.

Kandi Mossett, native energy & climate program organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network.  She is an enrolled member of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nations on the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota. 

Resources:

Amazon Watch: Join Us for a Historic Week of Public Events with Amazonian Indigenous Leaders from Sarayaku, Ecuador

Bioneers 2012: Conference ScheduleFacebook: Indigenous Peoples Confront False Climate Change Solutions -- October 16th at the David Brower Center

Indigenous Environmental Network

Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment

Democracy Now!: Prominent Indigenous Environmental Leader Tom Goldtooth Blocked from U.N. Climate Talks

YouTube: Nadine Padilla, Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment

YouTube: Kandi Mossett | Power Shift Congressional Testimony

Truthout: Reconsidering Columbus Day Campaign Suggests Honoring Indigenous People's History Instead

Wikipedia: Indigenous People’s Day 

Democracy Now!: After Decades of Uranium Mining, Navajo Nation Struggles With Devastating Legacy of Contamination