Canku Ota
(Many Paths)
An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America
Issues - Advocates/Activists
Issues - Health
Issues - Environment
Issues - Youth
Environmental Issues:
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, US Fish and Wildlife Service
Located in northeastern Alaska, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is the most northern and one of the largest Refuges within America's National Wildlife Refuge System. The Arctic Refuge is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Buffalo Nation
For Native America, the bison is the elder brother and teacher. For the Great Plains, he may be the salvation.
Buffalo Rescue
Since this article was written in April 1995, over 2000 buffalo from the Yellowstone herd have been slaughtered, needlessly, by the MDOL. Please help us stop this killing.
Center for Biological Diversity
Protecting and restoring natural ecosystems and imperiled species through science, education, policy, and environmental law.
CERT - Council of Energy Resource Tribes
Our Mission is to support member Tribes as they develop their management capabilities and use their energy resources as the foundation for building stable, balanced self-governing economies.
CINE - Centre for Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition and Environment
The Centre for Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition and Environment (CINE) is an independent, multi-disciplinary research and education resource for Indigenous Peoples, created by Canada's Aboriginal leaders. CINE is located at McGill University's Macdonald Campus in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec.
The Ecology Fund
EcologyFund is owned and operated by as a way to get new funds for critical habitat and wilderness preservation using the power of the internet. When you "click to donate" our sponsors pay the project you selected to preserve the number of square feet shown by each project. You pay nothing.
honor the earth - a voice for the Earth...a voice for those who are not hear
Honor the Earth is a national foundation and advocacy organization that supports front line Native environmental work. Our mission is to increase funding and public support for Native communities protecting the Earth we all share.
Idaho Rivers United
For all who love the freedom, adventure and solitude of Idaho's wild rivers, Idaho Rivers United vigorously defends the priceless heritage of our rivers and fish.
Indigenous Environmental Network
The Indigenous Environmental Network is an alliance of grassroots indigenous peoples whose mission is to protect the sacredness of Mother Earth from contamination and exploitation by strengthening maintaining and respecting the traditional teachings and the natural laws
Intertribal Bison Cooperative
Learn about the Inter-Tribal Bison Cooperative, it's history , and our mission statement!
Kyoto Protocol
Read the entire Kyoto Protocol Agreement here
Mato Tipi
The Devil's Tower, known to Native American peoples as Mato Tipi -- The Bear's Lodge -- is a distinctive feature of the landscape in eastern Wyoming in the Black Hills of Wyoming and South Dakota.
My Native Wisdom -- Stereotype Images
"My people, Native American Indians, have among the non-Indian American people, almost as many stereotypes as we have tribes: the stoic, the drunk, the savage, the noble red man, the meek "squaw", the proud princess, the pathetic Indian; all of these types drawn against the image of a nickel Indian profile or dreamworld valiant Pocahontas."
Native Americans and the Environment-Sacred Sites
This site has links to web pages on and about the many Sacred Sites of the Native Americans.
Native American Hot Shots
The primary goal of the Bureau of Indian Affairs National Hotshot Crew Program is to secure funding for the program, and provide safe, organized, mobile and highly skilled hand crews that meet the Interagency Hotshot Crew (IHC) standards for all phases of wildland fire management.
Newene Sogobi Mava'a Mia 2002
(Walk On The Sacred Land)

We will be walking and running for the Western Shoshone people – for our land rights – to take back Shoshone land that our grandmothers and grandfathers once took care of with their footsteps. Step by step they went from place to place to hunt and gather where food was found and where doctoring took place. Most of all, Shoshone people are buried here, and their spirits are with us. When we pray and sing there will be happiness, joy and love in our hearts as we stand strong for our ancestors.
No Mining
It has been the policy of mining companies to massage the public by promising expanding economies, numerous employment opportunities, and other financial successes associated with the mining industry.
Pacific Environment and Resouces Center
Pacific Environment and Resources Center protects endangered ecosystems around the Pacific Rim through grassroots advocacy, environmental education, and law and policy analysis.
Protect the Earth
Walter Bresette, Red Cliff Chippewa, Anishinabe gentleman of universal heart was one of those souls who touched and moved many travelers. He was like the North Star. You knew he was always there. Sharing his voice and spirit with the world for the sake of the generations yet to come, he guided the way, generously.
Pte Hca Ka
Chartered by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Pte Hca Ka, Inc. was created in 1991 as an integrated and culturally compatible management system for raising buffalo on the Tribe's 1.4-million acre reservation located in north-central South Dakota.
Sierra Club Grizzly Bear Echosystem Project
Fight the delisting of the Grizzly Bear. Send in your electronic comments
Tuktu and Nogak Project
The Tuktu and Nogak Project is a community driven effort to collect and share Inuit ecological knowledge of caribou and calving areas in the Bathurst Inlet area of the Kitikmeot region, Nunavut, Canada.
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