Archive for October, 2009

Collaborate!

We’ve gotten to talk to a few groups working in the Navajo Nation and here’s what we’ve learned:

Dooda Desert Rock: Rallying the community against the proposed plant Desert Rock. Real commitment to sustainability.

Diné CARE: Pushing for renewable energy on the chapter level. 20 resolutions passed!

San Juan Citizens Alliance: Kicking Sithe Global’s butt by filing lawsuits and analyzing their permit requests.

Great job, everybody! We’re using our projects to create that renewable energy buzz and garner more support for their efforts.

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October 27, 2009 at 10:02 pm Leave a comment

Check out this article

The Forgotten Navajo: People in Need

– Highlights uranium and coal mining impacts in the Navajo Nation and with the communities.

Pass these articles around!

October 20, 2009 at 6:31 pm Leave a comment

Project launched!

The Shiprock Boys and Girls Club is happy to host our Storytelling Sessions!

Personal stories help not only highlight issues, but motivate individuals to act. In small groups, youth will be working closely with professional local Navajo storytellers to develop their own personal stories. The first session will be November 16th and I’m super excited to run it!

October 17, 2009 at 5:21 pm Leave a comment

Launching Off

Our mission:

  1. Engage Diné youth in activism. Let them recognize and strengthen their voice in their community.
  2. Create a renewable energy think tank that will create a game plan for the energy future of the Navajo Nation.

Why in the world did two white girls from the East Coast decide to do this?

Erin: I think what has led me to moving out here specifically for this project was because I really wanted to be able to create a space where diverse, indigenous communities can dictate what they want their energy and economy to look like not the large outside, U.S. corporations.

Amanda: Well, I think the dominant culture has been completely disregarding the planet and our need to live sustainably. By working with the community to increase the activism and provide real renewable energy solutions developed from the inside out, it will create the kind of change needed to keep future generations alive with all the beautiful traditions of our ancestors.

Story-telling Sessions • ReEnergize Art Project • After-school Project Planning • Movie Nights • Nature Hikes • Community Murals • Placemaking (painting street intersections)

A Renewable Energy Collective = students + field experts + local organizations + community members.  Aimed to create a realistic energy plan for the future of the Navajo Nation to be hosted by a member of the Navajo Nation Council for the creation of a bill to be passed.

October 6, 2009 at 4:27 pm Leave a comment


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