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Our initial instruction is to protect the sacred

My name is Kampeska Cinkila Win, my English name is Nicole Montclair Donaghy. I’m a Húŋkpapȟa-Iháŋktȟuŋwaŋna sovereign being of the Standing Rock Nation, I also honor my descendancy of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara people on my father’s side. I come from a place where the root causes […]

Wakanyeja

This climate story starts before time was told by clocks or watches. This climate story started with the movement of stars through the sky, the sun and moon dancing around the horizon. In many ways, this story fell from the stars, delivered by grandfathers of an ancient past. This story is a love story, one […]

Connecting Across the Aisle

“My son is failing his Spanish course, since he won’t hand in his homework!”  “Everytime I ask about her friends, my daughter gets upset and locks herself in her room.”  “I’ve been asking my son to help get our equipment together for the upcoming hunt, and he won’t budge from his video games.”  This was […]

Carbon Pollution Must End: Response to IPCC Report

The U.N. released new findings on the state of our current climate and what is required to avoid the worst impacts of climate change: in short, carbon pollution must end.  In its report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), summarizes the facts about human activities warming the planet. New in this report is the […]

Minnesota: We Need Your Voice

We are living in, as many are calling it, a post-election limbo. The outcomes of the presidential election spurred a sense of hope that the next four years, bigger and bolder climate action can continue, with federal support. It’s clear the American people voted for climate change solutions, but the work didn’t end in early […]

Line 3 moves Minnesota backward on climate

On Thursday, November 12, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency approved a major water crossing permit to Enbridge Energy, giving the Line 3 pipeline project approval to move forward. Despite years of statewide and national opposition to this project, it has made its way through decision-making agencies, each relinquishing responsibility for Minnesota’s future — with the […]

Post-Presidential Debate Statement: Take the Climate Crisis Seriously

On Tuesday, the first Presidential debate took place, with FOX News moderator Chris Wallace prepared to ask the candidates questions about six pre-planned topics that did not include climate change. In the last 15 minutes of the debate, Chris Wallace asked the first question about the climate crisis heard in a presidential debate in 12 […]