INTERVIEW WITH ALI MEDERS-KNIGHT Can you share some of who you are and the work that you do? I’m a local Mechoopda Indian Tribal member, advocating for ecosystem health based on community land management. Importantly, I’m an activist who brings up historical knowledge of colonization and promotes decolonized education to local youth. My work centers around Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK),
INTERVIEW WITH DR. SNEHAL DONDE Dr. Snehal can you share about how you grew up, where in India and what were your greatest influences? I grew up the daughter of an army officer, with strict discipline and high values to serve the country with serenity and without prejudice towards caste, creed and religion. Army personnel are transferred every three
COVID 19 AND WOMEN IN INDIA By Pooja Bhati I met Sushila (changed name) while working on a corona relief campaign with the Tarun Bharat Sangh team in the village of Banjaro ki dhani. She is a beautiful 24yrs old woman from the Banjara tribe. She was 8months pregnant and waiting eagerly for her husband to return as soon as
SAVING THE ALIKIR RIVER, TURKEY By Birhan Erkutlu and Tuğba Günal Many things have happened since we were last in contact. After we started our struggle against the Hydroelectiric Power Plant projects in the valley, we began to face lots of threats in various ways. The source of those threats was the company Metamar that had already begun building one
PAYAHUUNADU UPDATE: SHARING NEW STORIES By Alan Bacock In the fall of 1998 I moved to the Big Pine Indian Reservation. It was only 4 hours drive from where I was raised in Los Angeles county, but it felt like I had travelled much further. Every mile travelled was a mile further from my family and friends. Saying goodbye was
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