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Western Native Voice Community Spotlight: Josiah Hugs

A Warrior’s Walk on the Red Road to Wellbriety 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 in Indian … Continued

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A new dawn for oil and gas protections in Colorado

Two wins in Colorado show how grassroots organizing has led to strongest-in-the-nation oil and gas protections. These stories have been republished from Western Colorado Alliance’s website. Grassroots organizing leads to better bonding and reclamation Thanks to the hard work of … Continued

Bison Reintroduction: Nature’s Best Tool

This story was originally published on Homegrown Stories, WORC’s narrative project telling the stories of people cultivating good food, healthy land, and homegrown prosperity. Members of the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes discuss how reintroducing bison to the Fort … Continued

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No More Stolen Relatives – Taking Action to Resolve the MMIP Crisis

Demanding Accountability on the Inaction of Federal Government toward Missing and Murdered Indigenous People  Written by WORC intern Marena “Bright Eyes” Mahto (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara) As an Indigenous Two-Spirit person, hearing about someone’s family member going missing, unfortunately, isn’t uncommon. … Continued

clean energy jobs

Whatever Happened to Build Back Better?

Above: The Build Back Better Act offered one of the best opportunities in decades to put people to work building renewable energy projects, installing energy efficiency upgrades, and reclaiming abandoned fossil fuel infrastructure. Is the Build Back Better Act Dead? … Continued

energy sovereignty

A Vision for Tribal Sovereignty through Sustainable Energy

Above: Wes Davis stands in front of Turtle Mountain Community College which runs almost exclusively on clean, renewable energy. It may be a blueprint for creating energy sovereignty for tribes. Wes Davis, the facilities manager at Turtle Mountain Community College, … Continued