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Western Native Voice Community Spotlight: Kenneth “Tuffy” Helgeson

Using “language” and “old ways” to build a thriving community. Western Native Voice works year-round to inspire Native leadership so our communities flourish. Their Community Spotlight is designed to highlight grassroots organizing and individuals creating change from across Montana and … Continued

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WORC Supports Indigenous Groups Standing up Against Line 3 Tar-sands Pipeline

On June 7th, 2021, Water Protectors marched from a campground at the headwaters of the Mississippi River to a bridge that crosses the sacred waters at a spot just ten feet wide. The march was part of the Treaty People Gathering, where thousands of Indigenous leaders and non-Indigenous allies came together from around the United States to stand up against the building of the Line 3 tar-sands pipeline through Minnesota.

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Drawing Fair Maps is Crucial for WORC Region

Above: Western states’ populations grew faster than much of the U.S., adding representation in the House and political power in national decisions. Image: US Census WORC Region Gains Congressional Seats and Political Power. Now we must ensure that the districting … Continued

soil science

The Six Basic Principles of Soil Health: An Explainer

This article was adapted from Dakota Resource Council’s website. Soil health is a journey, not a destination. This roadmap will help you understand where you’re going. In the world of regenerative and sustainable agriculture, there are many practices and buzzwords. … Continued

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Western Native Voice Community Spotlight: Alissa Snow

Alissa got her start in Montana politics registering voters as a community organizer for Western Native Voice. She soon after became the State Field Director and Montana’s first full-time Native woman lobbyist. Alissa helped to create, pass, and implement state law that protects the culture of Montana’s Indigenous people.

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As Coal Plants Close, Colorado Focuses on Just Transition

Above: Workers assemble a wind turbine. Clean energy jobs are just one part of transitioning coal communities. Western Colorado Alliance is organizing around the many opportunities for coal communities and Colorado’s economy to transition away from fossil fuels. In 2019, … Continued