A Remarkable Year At Honor The Earth
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NATIVE CLIMATE CHANGE WORKSHOP A HUGE SUCCESS!
Honor the Earth played a central role in helping to organize the Native
Peoples Native Homelands Climate Change Workshop in mid-November on the lands of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Dakota in Minnesota. This high impact workshop brought together nearly 400 tribal leaders, elders, scholars, activists and students to discuss climate impacts and solutions. A key outcome of the workshop was the Mystic Lake Declaration, a document with an urgent message to the world community regarding actions needed to protect the Earth and preserve Indigenous cultures.
Photo from left to right: Campus Climate Challenge Coordinator Kandi Mossett, REDOIL founder and Honor board member Faith Gemmill, Workshop Co-chair Winona LaDuke, Emma Long & Anne Frazier of Dine CARE. Photo by Dick Bancroft.
Read more about and see photos of the Workshop.
Read the Mystic Lake Declaration.
BECAUSE OF YOU, A REMARKABLE YEAR
As a result of your support, Honor the Earth has had a remarkable year. We launched our new website and this bulletin to create a growing community of online supporters; we held a model solar panel installation at a women’s shelter on the Yankton Reservation with the Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center and installed the tower for our wind turbine on the White Earth Reservation; we worked diligently with our allies to defeat the proposed Big Stone II coal plant near the Sisseton-Wahpeton Reservation-- and won!; we helped plan and coordinate the national Native Peoples Native Homelands Climate Change Workshop; and we granted over $175,000 to front-line Native groups across the country working to restore clean energy, traditional foods and sustainability in our communities.
It is because of your commitment to Native peoples and the Earth, and because of your generosity, that this work was possible. Thank you.
SPECIAL THANKS TO HOUSE PARTY HOSTS, DONORS & INDIGO GIRLS
We want to issue a special miigwech (thank you!) to all who supported our work during this financially challenging year. Supporters from Massachusetts to California held house parties and/or sent in donations and as a result, we were able to reach our $100,000 fall fundraising goal! We send a big thank-you to Indigo Girls Amy Ray and Emily Saliers for their help with the house party campaign.
Photo: Amy and Emily with Heather, our Georgia house party host.
You can still volunteer as an Honor the Earth house party host! Read details here.
SOLAR ENERGY INTERNATIONAL RAFFLE FOR HONOR THE EARTH
Our partners at Solar Energy International have joined our fundraising effort by raffling a 12 volt LED lighting system to benefit our work! A donation of $50 or more enters you into the drawing for this great system, which contains a solar module, controller, battery and bamboo light fixtures. You can enter the raffle until December 15th on SEI's website. Miigwech for all of their incredible support!
And in case you missed it, the model solar project we installed on the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation in Utah with SEI was profiled in a recent issue of Home Power Magazine! Read the full article here.
PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A YEAR-END GIFT
This holiday season, please consider making a gift to Honor the Earth. We are the only Native-led environmental organization in the country providing critical funding and organizing resources to grassroots Native groups actively engaged in building a sustainable future. Please give today. We will put your donation directly to work creating a vital new energy economy in Native America. Help us protect the Earth we all share.
The most effective way to ensure we maintain our capacity to create change is to donate. You can make a secure donation online or make out a check payable to: "Honor the Earth/Tides", 2104 Stevens Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55404. All contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
Miigwech (thank you) for your continued support of our work!
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