Initial Scoping of Energy Projects on the Back of an Envelope, Other Webinars

2019 Tribal Energy Webinar Series DATE WEBINAR TITLE AND DESCRIPTION April 24 Fundamentals of the Tribal Energy Industry Energy development is a powerful tool to help bring economic growth, jobs, and independence to tribal communities. As such, there is significant interest in pursuing energy development in Indian Country—but difficulty understanding energy jargon or energy concepts can be a barrier to …

Doctrine of Discovery at heart of Saskatchewan court case

Repudiation of Doctrine of Discovery could occur through adopting Call to Action 45 of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Report – that is “to repudiate concepts used to justify European sovereignty over Indigenous lands and peoples such as the Doctrine of Discovery.” APTN National News | March 21, 2019 by Kathleen Martens Sylvia McAdam in the Saskatchewan park. (Bryan Eneas photo) By Kathleen Martens APTN …

Native Renewables brings power to Hopi and Navajo nations, trains a local workforce to build, maintain and manage renewable energy system

By Tara Lohan, The Revelator. Originally posted on The Revelator. Native Renewables help bring power to homes on the Hopi reservation and the Navajo Nation. The project also works to train a local workforce to build, maintain and manage renewable energy systems. May 17, 2019  Share There’s something amiss in the Southwest. The region has the best solar potential in the country, yet thousands still …

Hydropower “Not Necessary” To Meet Global Climate & Energy Goals, Says WWF & Nature Conservancy

By Joshua S Hill Clean Technica, Hydropower “Not Necessary” To Meet Global Climate & Energy Goals, Says WWF & Nature Conservancy, May 23rd, 2019  A report published by WWF and The Nature Conservancy earlier this month claims that hydropower is unnecessary for meeting global climate change and clean energy goals thanks to the dramatic cost decreases seen in the solar, wind, and storage sectors. …

Children Of The Sun Solar Initiative Rises Out Of Devastating Fire

Tribal councils are developing and have the responsibility to develop long-term energy plans to adequately address climate change issues in and near their communities. The TSAF aims to provide resources to tribes who do not have an existing energy plan/sustainability plan. The TSAF encourages all tribes to research and assess their energy needs so that they can effectively utilize TSAF …

Indigenous land rights key to forest protection, which is key to limiting heating to 1.5 C

Excerpt from Climate Progress, May 2019 A new book published by Springer Nature presents a pathway to meet the internationally recognized goal of limiting planetary warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. As part of the study, scientists studied scenarios that avoided deforestation and the role that restoration of intact ecosystems would need to play. “What we have done is the first global study quantifying the …

How the loss of Native American languages affects our understanding of the natural world

Dance is a unique way of passing on cultural stories to a younger generation.(Aaron Hawkins/Flickr.com- creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/) by ICT OPINION, Apr 26–edited Language loss can be considered as extreme as the extinction of a plant or an animal; once a language is gone, the traditional knowledge it carries also gets erased from society says Rosalyn R. LaPier By Rosalyn R. LaPier Alaska has …

Learning to tell the stories of where we are and have been

Paula Palmer does it so well!  She provides a model for us to follow… Paint Branch UU Church Sermon Adelphi, MD, November 4, 2018 Excerpts of Sermon by Paula Palmer, Boulder Friends Meeting One thing I’ve learned from living and working with Native peoples is to be attentive to place – to the earth beneath our feet, to all the living beings that surround us, and …

In at least seven states, the oil industry has backed critical infrastructure bills that criminalize pipeline protests.

An analysis by In These Times found, in at least seven states, the oil industry has backed critical infrastructure bills that criminalize pipeline protests. Sheriff’s deputies arrest Cherri Foytlin (L) and another water protector opposing Louisiana’s Bayou Bridge Pipeline near Bayou Chene on Sept. 4, 2018. Although invited onto the property by a landowner, the two were charged with felony …