Indigenous Rights

    Alaska Community Action on Toxics Contact: Environmental Health & Justice Coordinator
    505 West Northern Lights Blvd Suite 205 Anchorage AK United States
    Phone: 907 222 7714 Fax: 907 222 7715 Website: Alaska Community Action on Toxics

    Alaska Community Action on Toxics has been advocating for environmental health and justice issues locally with communities, statewide, nationally, and internationally. We provide communities the scientific tools and training needed to advocate for their health and wellbeing. In Seward Alaska, we coordinated the Bucket Brigade which utilizes air quality monitoring by local citizens to prove impacts from coal loading activities

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    Alaska’s Big Village Network Contact: Carl Wassilie
    3724 Campbell Airstrip Road Anchorage AK 99504
    Phone: 907-382-3403 Website: Alaska’s Big Village Network

    ALASKA’S BIG VILLAGE NETWORK’S (ABVN) MISSION IS TO CREATE COMMUNITIES OF INCLUSION OF INDIGENOUS AND NON-INDIGENOUS PEOPLES FOR THE HEALTH OF ALL PEOPLES’ MENTAL, SOCIAL, PHYSICAL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND SPIRITUAL WELL-BEING APPLYING ANCESTRAL WISDOM OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ HONOR, RESPECT AND DIGNITY OF THE WHOLE LIVING AND NON-LIVING UNIVERSE.

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    Alternatives North Contact: Kevin O'Reilly
    P.O. Box 444 Yellowknife NT X1A 2N3 Canada
    Phone: 867-920-2765 Website: Alternatives North

    Social justice coalition of environmental, antipoverty, church, organized labour, women’s groups and interested individuals. Mining focus dependent on interest of members and availability of resources but largely focused on mining policy, economic rent, closure and reclamation.

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    Amigos Bravos Contact: Brian Shields
    P.O. Box 238 Taos NM 87571 United States
    Phone: 505 758 3874 Fax: 505 758 7345 Website: Amigos Bravos

    Amigos Bravos is a nationally recognized statewide river conservation organization guided by social justice principles and dedicated to preserving and restoring the ecological and cultural integrity of New Mexico’s rivers and watersheds. Our mission is to return New Mexico’s rivers to drinkable quality wherever possible; to see that natural flows are maintained and that artificial flows are regulated to protect and reclaim river ecosystems; to preserve and restore native riparian biodiversity; to support environmentally sound and sustainable traditional ways of life; and to ensure that environmental and social justice go hand-in-hand.

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    Apache Stronghold Contact: Sally Noedel
    P.O. Box 766 San Carlos AZ 85550
    Phone: 928-475-6751 Website: Apache Stronghold

    Apache Stronghold is working to protect religious freedom and sacred sites at Apache Leap and Oak Flat from Rio Tinto’s Resolution Copper Project. Walk to Save Oak Flat was founded in 2015 to raise awareness and opposition to the proposal.

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    Carrier Sekani Tribal Council Contact: Terry Teegee
    Suite 200, 1460 6th Ave Prince George BC V2L 3N2 Canada
    Phone: (250) 562-6279 Fax: (250)562-8206 Phone: (250) 640-3256 Website: Carrier Sekani Tribal Council
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    CCSG Associates Contact: Sue Moodie
    Box 34026 Whitehorse Yukon Y1A 7A3 Canada
    Phone: 867-336-1135

    Although a recent graduate in doctoral studies at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, I am a long term Yukon resident and my consulting company CCSG Associates has been involved in a variety of diverse mining related projects, research, advocacy, policy and regulation development, grassroots organizing and outreach in northern, national and international contexts. I have held it as my goal to work as a translator between academia, industry, policy and community-based values to achieve substantive work that has meaning on many different levels, with my skills as a researcher on the ground and in the books with a local focus.

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    Committee for Future Generations Contact: Candyce Paul
    Saskatchewan Canada

    The Committee for Future Generations was founded in 2011 by a group of citizens concerned that northern Saskatchewan communities are being aggressively targeted by the Nuclear Waste Management Organization to store Canada’s nuclear waste.

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    Concerned Citizens and Retired Miners Contact: Roy Chavez
    106 W. Palo Verde Dr. Superior Arizona 85173
    Phone: 520-827-9133 Website: concerned citizens and retired miners

    Concerned Citizens & Retired Miners is a grassroots group of citizens who reside in Superior, AZ or are affiliated with relatives who are residents; are retired hard-rock miners who previously worked in the now non-operational mine in Superior, AZ and were displaced; or are individuals concerned that important public and is being conveyed to a foreign mining company for private use. Specifically, the organization opposes the federal exchange land bill that would give Oak Flat campground to Rio Tinto and BHP regardless of the findings of the NEPA analyses.

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    Couchiching First Nation Contact: Allan Yerxa
    n/a n/a Ontario n/a Canada

    CFN has a total population of 2035. Ojibway culture. Administrates 14 programs to community. Member of Grand Council Treaty #3. Adheres to Indian Act rules & regs.

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    Defenders of the Black Hills Contact: Charmaine Whiteface
    P.O. Box 2003 Rapid City SD 57709 United States
    Phone: 605-399-1868 Website: Defenders of the Black Hills

    Defenders is campaigning for the cleanup of more than 3,000 abandoned, open pit uranium mines left since the 1950s, and that no new uranium mines be built anywhere. This Region has the highest cancer rates in the country.

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    Douglas Indian Association Contact: Eric Morrison
    811 W. 12th St. Juneau AK 99801 United States
    Phone: 907-364-2916 Phone: 907-223-2917
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    EARTHWORKS Contact: Jennifer Krill
    1612 K Street NW, Suite 808 Washington DC 20006 United States
    Phone: 202-887-1872 Website: Earthworks Website: Our Bristol Bay Website: Recycle My Cellphone

    Earthworks is dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the impacts of irresponsible mineral and energy development while seeking sustainable solutions. Earthworks stands for clean water, healthy communities, and corporate accountability. We’re working for solutions that protect both the Earth’s resources as well as our communities.

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    Ethical Metalsmiths Contact: Christina Miller
    39 Main St. College Corner OH 45003 United States
    Phone: 513-551-0559 Website: Ethical Metalsmiths

    Lead jewelers and consumers in becoming informed activists for responsible mining, sustainable economic development and verified, ethical sources of materials used in making jewelry.

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    International Indian Treaty Council Contact: Andrea Carmen
    456 N. Alaska Street Palmer AK 99645 United States
    Phone: 907-745-4482 Website: International Indian Treaty Council
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    Keepers of the Water Contact: Cecelia LaPointe
    149 N. Main Street Baraga MI 49908 United States
    Phone: (248) 802-8630 Website: Keepers of the Water

    Keepers of the Water is an Indigenous women’s led organization guided by traditional Anishinaabekwe values and responsibilities. We work to protect the waters of the Great Lakes acting in spiritual and political ways.

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    Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Contact: Jessica Koski
    16429 Beartown Road Baraga MI 49908 United States
    Phone: 906-524-5757 ext. 25 Website: Keweenaw Bay Indian Community

    The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community of the Lake Superior Band of Chippewa Indians is a federally-recognized tribal nation located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

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    Lipan Apache Women Defense Contact: Margo Tamez
    5601 Pleasant Valley Road Vernon BC V1B 3L6 Canada
    Phone: 509-595-9666 Website: Lipan Apache Women Defense

    Lipan Apache Women Defense was founded in 2007 by Eloisa Garcia Tamez and Margo Tamez, who originally sought to establish Indigenous principles and protocols for enacting defense against the violent State, a no-constitution zone, and myriad violating and profiting corporations which occurred during the U.S. border wall construction (2006-2009). LAW-Defense analyzes, documents, and organizes concerted action to address the violent and illegal dispossession, and human rights violations in Konitsaiigokiyaa Nde’ — Lipan Apache homeland in the Texas-Mexico bifurcated region. On June 26, 2011, LAW Defense evolved into a major program under the Emilio Institute for Indigenous and Human Rights, located in El Calaboz Rancheria, Texas-Mexico border. This was decided upon by acclamation of the Hereditary Chief, Elders, LAW Defense founders, and the participants in the June 24-26, 2011 El Calaboz Gathering on Indigenous Peoples, Knowledge, Lands, and Human Rights.

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    Mining Impact Coalition of Wisconsin Contact: Dave Blouin
    3918 Paunack Ave Madison WI 53711-1623 United States
    Phone: 608-233-8455 Phone: 608-220-4040 Website: Mining Impact Coalition of Wisconsin
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    Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment (MASE) Contact: Susan Gordon
    P.O. Box 4524 ALbuquerque NM 87196
    Phone: 505-577-8438 Website: Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment

    MACE is rooted in the experiences of uranium-impacted communities of the southwestern U.S. We are communities working to restore and protect the natural and cultural environment through respectfully promoting intercultural engagement among communities and institutions for the benefit of all life and future generations.

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    New Mexico Mining Action Network Contact: Michael Paul
    PO Box 238 Taos NM 87571 United States
    Phone: (505) 362-1063 Website: Amigos Bravos

    NMMAN is a nationally recognized collaborative effort to implement and strengthen the mine permitting and reclamation requirements of the New Mexico Mining Act. NMMAN’s mission is to be a statewide advocate for: restoration of community land and water affected by mining; enforcement of the NM Mining Act and of relevant water quality and quantity laws; and promotion of economic alternatives for mining-impacted communities.

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    Protect Our Manoomin Contact: Robert E. DesJarlait
    6024 Old Viking Blvd. NW Nowthen MN 55303 United States
    Phone: (612) 600 2526 Website: Protect Our Manoomin

    Protect Our Manoomin is an grassroots Anishinaabe organization. Our mission is to educate and inform on issues related to manoomin (wild rice) in regard to mining, environmental ethics, and associated treaty issues.

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    Rivers Without Borders Contact: Will Patric
    PO Box 1968 Port Townsend WA 98368 United States
    Phone: 360-379-2811 Fax: 360-379-2811 Website: Rivers Without Borders

    Rivers Without Borders has been striving to protect the wild intact watersheds and rich ecological and cultural values of the British Columbia-Alaska transboundary region since 1999. We engage First Nations, commercial fishermen, scientists, environmental organizations, government, community leaders, media, and others to advance our conservation vision for this vast, remote, and spectacular area.

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    Secwepemc Nation Youth Network Contact: Kanahus Paltki Manuel
    690 Ska-Hiish Drive, Neskonlith Indian Reserve Chase BC V0E 1M3 Canada
    Phone: (250) 679-2821

    We stand is solidarity with all Indigenous Land and Freedom Fighters throughout the World, to rid our Earth of mining and all destruction. We need clean water to live, we must live our original ways with the Earth and we will survive.

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    Southeast Alaska Conservation Council Contact: Guy Archibald
    419 Sixth Street #200 Juneau AK 99081 United States
    Phone: (907) 586-6942 Website: Southeast Alaska Conservation Council

    SEACC have been fighting to retain the wild places and natural values of the Tongass National Forest and promoting community sustainability for over 40 years.

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    Wisconsin Resources Protection Council Contact: Al Gedicks
    210 Avon Street # 4 La Crosse WI 54603 United States
    Phone: (608) 784-4399 Website: Wisconsin Resources Protection

    The Wisconsin Resources Protection Council seeks to educate the public about the consequences of allowing international mining corporations to develop a new mining district in northern Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota.

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