Hello Mother Earth protectors,
If you follow me on Twitter, you know I tweet plenty of ecology, environmental, and indigenous news. There are some news stories that are so “different”, I just have to share them. This edition of Earth Protector News (I just thought of the name!) is for the folks who are not Twitter users. Enjoy, y’all!
Climate Change Rise in Temperature is Inevitable
The White Earth Band of Ojibwe Legally Recognized the Rights of Wild Rice. Here’s Why by Winona LaDuke — YES! Magazine https://www.yesmagazine.org/planet/the-white-earth-band-of-ojibwe-legally-recognized-the-rights-of-wild-rice-heres-why-20190201
Here in the Philadelphia area, a pipeline built in suburban areas is receiving organized opposition. This opposition is echoed all across the land. https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/8xjen4/the-quiet-but-furious-nationwide-war-against-pipelines
Kakapos are endangered flightless New Zealand birds. Scientists are using fitness monitors and 3-D objects to save the birds from extinction. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2019/03/endangered-kapako-breeding-technology/
What’s Up the Mouths of these Baby Finches?
This just looks creepy.
How Inuit Parents Teach Kids to Control Their Anger
How Inuit people teach their children to be cool-headed without anger or yelling.
Indigenous Names Reclaimed
I have been thinking of taking a map and filling in the many Lenape names of places in Philadelphia. This story encourages me to do a little research.
Posting Your Hike on Instagram? Now You Can Tag Your Location’s Indigenous Name by Isabelle Morrison — YES! Magazine
By Reconnecting with the Soil, We Heal the Planet and Ourselves
POC in Environmental Work
Legacy on the Land: A Black Couple Discovers Our National Inheritance
Focus on Diversity: Changing the Face of American Birding
Audubon’s Black Belt Birding Tour and the Reality of POC Protest (video)
Indigenous Environmental Work
Biodiversity, Indigenous Peoples, and the Future
Colonialism vs. Conservation: National Parks and Indigenous Peoples
What are Indigenous Environmental Justice Issues?
Colonization, Fire Suppression, and Indigenous Resurgence
The Importance of Birds to Indigenous American Peoples (video)
How the Ojibwe Indigenous Horse is Being Saved