Dakota Pipeline – A Cautionary Tale

Native American tribes and others from all over the country have joined the Standing Rock Sioux to protest the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline [DAPL]. The proposed pipeline would cross 4 states carrying natural gas extracted via horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing [aka fracking] from North Dakota Bakken Oil Fields to Illinois. The complaints…

“They think we’re all gonna drown down here. But we ain’t going nowhere.” – Hushpuppy

Isle de Jean Charles NWNL is headed to the "Bathtub!" - The geographic inspiration for the movie, "Beasts of the Southern Wild." As director, Benh Zeitlin put it, "This is the edge of the world." Isle de Jean Charles is a sliver of marshland, deep in the bayous of Louisiana - also ground zero for…

This Sunday look for the Full Sturgeon Supermoon

This Sunday, August 10, the full Moon will appear as much as 14% closer and 30% brighter than other full Moons of the year. Why? The August full Moon falls on the same day as perigee. It is known as the Full Sturgeon Moon of August. Fishing tribes are given credit for the naming of this…

Full Wolf Moon Tonite! – HOWL!

Tonight's full moon is known as the Full Wolf Moon. This name dates back to Native American tribes in the Northern and Eastern United States. According to the Farmer's Almanac, "Amid the cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howled..." The wolf is a keystone species in our watersheds. This oft-maligned canine plays…

United Nations Commemoration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Today NWNL and NYC welcomes the arrival of Native Americans and Allies paddling from Albany to NYC along the Hudson River in the spirit of environmental responsibility. The Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign is a partnership between six Native American Haudenosaunee Nations (Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca and Tuscarora) and the Neighbors of the Onondaga…