Idle No More
“OUR PEOPLE AND OUR MOTHER EARTH CAN NO LONGER AFFORD TO BE ECONOMIC HOSTAGES IN THE RACE TO INDUSTRIALISE OUR HOMELANDS.
IT’S TIME FOR OUR PEOPLE TO RISE UP AND TAKE BACK OUR ROLE AS CARETAKERS AND STEWARDS OF THE LAND.”
— Eriel Deranger
Athabasca Chipewyan First Nations
|Imagine your own community beyond fossil fuels.|
Today we speak with Pennie Opal Plant and Paula Szoboda of the Native American-led environmental movement Idle No More, about the Connect the Dots healing walks, which wrap up this weekend. The walks have connected local struggles and climate justice organizations around the East Bay, focusing on oil and gas refining industry sites. It's time to transition to a fossil free future and stop the potentially explosive Bakken crude oil trains.
Idle No More is an affinity group in the SF Bay Area and further. It was started by women and focuses on safer alternatives to fuel, food sovereignty, and a future we want to create. The healing walks end this week on July 12th. The walk starts at Long Tree Park in Rodeo, CA at 8 AM. For more information go to: http://www.sunflower-alliance.org/connect-the-dots/ or call 510-619-8279.
Get MP3 or listen now: 24:48 min.