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The changing role of women in farming. Listen to today's Environment Report.

The changing role of women in farming

The Power of Cherokee Women: 6 Amazing Facts. Cherokee women, in this gendered world, wielded most forms of power and authority.

The Power of Cherokee Women: 6 Amazing Facts

This resulted from the fact that Cherokees determined kin bonds through matrilineal clans 1- Women as a Source of Life: According to the Cherokee, menstrual blood was a source of feminine strength and had the power to destroy enemies. True Story: Native American Women Warriors in American History. When the Europeans first began arriving on this continent they were amazed that Indian women were very much unlike European women.

True Story: Native American Women Warriors in American History.

Indian women were not subservient to men, they often engaged in work – such as farming and warfare – which the Europeans viewed as men’s work, they had a voice in the political life of their communities, and they had control of their own bodies and sexuality. Unlike the patriarchal European societies, Indians were often matrilineal, a system in which people belonged to their mother’s clans or extended families. Our sacred values vs. mining pollution - Minnesota Women's Press - St. Paul, MN. What is sacred to you?

Our sacred values vs. mining pollution - Minnesota Women's Press - St. Paul, MN

And does Minnesota's failure to control sulfates and other mining pollution damage what you hold most precious? For the Ojibwe people, natural wild rice (manoomin) is sacred. Wild rice is an integral part of culture, connecting the people and their Creator. For doctors across our state, health in their communities is sacred. For many Minnesotans, the Boundary Waters, Lake Superior and nearby rivers and streams are a sacred legacy that sustains life itself. Although I'm not Ojibwe, as a daughter, mother and grandmother, wild rice is part of my family's holiday tradition of cooking with love. I've worked for six years with WaterLegacy, an organization that protects clean water and wild rice in Northern Minnesota. Mining permits often excuse industries from meeting pollution control standards. First Ever Indigenous Women’s Treaty Signed of “North and South”

September 27, 2015 (New York City, NY) Today marked a historic milestone in the movement for environmental justice and indigenous rights.

First Ever Indigenous Women’s Treaty Signed of “North and South”

Indigenous women leaders of the North and South Americas signed a first ever treaty agreement declaring solidarity in the movement to protect Mother Earth from extractive industries. Casey Camp-Horinek (Ponca) and Pennie Opal Plan (Idle No More Bay Area), who serve as representatives on the Indigenous Environmental Network’s Delegation for the COP 21 United Nations Summit in Paris, met with Kichwa leaders, Patricia Gualinga and President of the Association of Sapara Women, Gloria Ushigua, who serve as representatives of the Amazon Watch Delegation. Winona LaDuke documentary First Daughter and the Black Snake - Pickett Pictures. IN PRODUCTION: First Daughter and Black Snake follows the story of a year in the life and the environmental justice work of Native American Winona LaDuke, focusing on her epic battle to prevent oil pipelines from coming through pristine tribal wild rice fields.

Winona LaDuke documentary First Daughter and the Black Snake - Pickett Pictures

Following the out of the box ways Winona works to to keep crude oil out of the Great Lakes region is an education in the true cost of being an activist. Working with her family and other Ojibwe tribal members, she gathers friends, musicians, farmers, an assortment of activists and environmentalists, setting off on horseback to save one-fifth of the world’s fresh water. 13 Indigenous Grandmothers documentary: For The Next 7 Generations. A documentary about a group of female shamans who call themselves the Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers.

13 Indigenous Grandmothers documentary: For The Next 7 Generations

Synopsis: In 2004, thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers from all four corners, moved by their concern for our planet, came together at a historic gathering, where they decided to form an alliance: The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. This is their story. Four years in-the-making and shot on location in the Amazon rainforest, the mountains of Mexico, North America, and at a private meeting with the Dalai Lama in India, For the Next 7 Generations follows what happens when these wise women unite. Facing a world in crisis, they share with us their visions of healing and a call for change now, before it’s too late. Oregon has more women in agriculture than U.S. average.

Oregon has more women involved in farming than the national average, according to recently released federal statistics.

Oregon has more women in agriculture than U.S. average

Nearly 40 percent of Oregon's farmers are women, working more than 7 million acres of land. The United States Department of Agriculture reported Monday that about 31 percent of the country's farmers are women. The state-by-state numbers were released because the USDA is launching a program to foster mentoring between women farmers. The idea is to boost the number of women in farming. Farming is in the midst of a contraction, with fewer young people entering the farming trades and older farmers aging out. Oregon's numbers, according to the USDA:

16 Year-Old Develops Cleaner, More Efficient Method of Creating Biofuel. If ever you feel slightly pessimistic about the future, remember that there are brilliant young people out there who are willing to take charge and develop solutions to the world’s great challenges. 16 year-old Evie Sobczak from St.

16 Year-Old Develops Cleaner, More Efficient Method of Creating Biofuel

Petersburg, Florida has engineered a new method of turning algae into biofuel. She determined a novel and more efficient way to grow the organisms, extract oil, and use the product as biodiesel. Her method uses no chemicals, and creates 20 percent more oil than current technologies. Her efforts won her first place at Intel’s International Science and Engineering Fair. Sobczak’s project, Algae to Oil via Photoautotrophic Cultivation and Osmotic Sonication, is the most recent in her long line of scientific endeavors. “I really believe algae could be our next fuel source because it doesn’t take a lot of land and it doesn’t take away from our food source. Via Mother Nature Network Images via Intel ISEF. Pope Champions Radical Catholic Rabble-Rouser Dorothy Day. Pope Francis's much-vaunted comments to U.S.

Pope Champions Radical Catholic Rabble-Rouser Dorothy Day

Congress on Thursday included a message of praise for "daughter of this land" Dorothy Day, a radical writer and activist who uplifted the dignity of the poor and was repeatedly jailed for protesting wars, racism, and the denial of women's suffrage. "In these times when social concerns are so important, I cannot fail to mention the Servant of God Dorothy Day, who founded the Catholic Worker Movement," the Pope declared. "Her social activism, her passion for justice and for the cause of the oppressed, were inspired by the Gospel, her faith, and the example of the saints. " Francis praised Day as one of four commendable "representatives of the American people"—placing her alongside Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., and Thomas Merton for her commitment to "social justice and the rights of persons.

" The statements quickly grabbed headlines, given Day's status as a beloved figure among many in the U.S. left. Two Indigenous Solar Engineers Changed Their Village in Chile. Liliana Terán, left, and her cousin Luisa, members of the Atacameño indigenous people, are grassroots solar engineers trained at the Barefoot College in northwest India. By installing solar panels in their northern Chilean village, Caspana, they have changed their own lives and those of their fellow villagers.

(Photo: Marianela Jarroud/IPS) Liliana and Luisa Terán, two indigenous women from northern Chile who travelled to India for training in installing solar panels, have not only changed their own future but that of Caspana, their remote village nestled in a stunning valley in the Atacama desert. Women farmers. Videos, Voices & Words Inspiring Global Citizens. Takepart Women in Iowa sustainable ag. Braiding Sweetgrass. "Robin Wall Kimmerer is writer of rare grace. She writes about the natural world from a place of such abundant passion that one can never quite see the world the same way after having seen it through Kimmerer's eyes.

In Braiding Sweetgrass, she takes us on a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise. She is a great teacher, and her words are a hymn of love to the world. " "Robin Wall Kimmerer has written an extraordinary book, showing how the factual, objective approach of science can be enriched by the ancient knowledge of the indigenous people. It is the way she captures beauty that I love the most—the images of giant cedars and wild strawberries, a forest in the rain and a meadow of fragrant sweetgrass will stay with you long after you read the last page. " "Braiding Sweetgrass is instructive poetry. "Beautifully written…. Designing Across Disciplines: Regenerative Solutions in the American Black Belt. By Sarah Trent This is the first in a two-part series featuring Local Economy Fellow Euneika Rogers-Sipp.

Below learn about Euneika's journey to Localism and her work in regenerative, sustainable economic and community development. In part two, read how her organization, Sustainable Rural Regenerative Enterprises for Families (SURREF) came to be along with a mini case study of their work. September 15, join Euneika along with rancher/investor Sallie Calhoun and food systems and social innovation strategist Nikki Silvestri for a webinar looking at the science and what's possible in using Regenerative Techniques for Soil, Climate, & Community. For state’s women, Raksha Bandhan is also for the trees. Call It What It Is: A Global Migration Shift From Climate, Not a Migrant or Refugee Crisis. Hundreds more died off the coast of Libya today, on the heels of 71 deaths of migrants trapped in the back of a truck near Vienna, Austria. At the same time, NASA officials just warned that rising global sea levels from climate change could affect coastal regions, including 150 million residents in Asia who lived "within a meter from the sea.

" While news organizations and policymakers around the world wrestle with calling displaced persons "refugees" or "migrants"or "asylum-seekers," a far more dangerous precedence of denial over a looming global shift of populations largely from climate change is taking place. There is not a migrant or refugee crisis. Beverly Grant brings farmers markets to Denver food deserts. Beverly Grant knows everyone is really busy, so she's all about fast food. "I can show people how, in 30 seconds, they make a smoothie or a quick saute or a detox salad," she said. "I just show them that fast food isn't what you think — it can be fresh fruit. " Stop blaming the victims of domestic violence: Rosie Batty's impassioned plea.

Sowing Seeds of Strength: Farmers of Color Tell Their Stories » Yardfarmers. “The chosen story for people of color in agriculture seems to play out on repeat, reducing our agrarian identity to slavery or farm labor and summing up our communities as deserts in need of water and food. The wild west - Minnesota Women's Press - St. Paul, MN. "Where you come from is gone, where you thought you were going to was never there, and where you are is no good unless you can get away from it. Where is there a place for you to be? " Women Farmers are Guardians of Crop Diversity in the Andes. Great Farming and Gardening Tools for Women - Sustainable Farming. In a Place Where Teaching Girls Can Get You Poisoned, This Afghan Woman Got Men on Her Side by Kristin Moe.

Green Mountain College: Masters in Sustainable Food Systems. Security for Girls Through Land Project (Girls Project) Goal. Dangerous Isolation: Meet the Fearless Advocates Helping Rural Women Escape Abuse by Laura Michele Diener. Two years ago, Lois Howard’s ex-husband put her in the hospital for 12 days. Afterward, a concerned social worker sent her to Safe Harbor, an emergency shelter in Ashland, Kentucky, that handles domestic violence cases and advocates for the survivors. Women Farmers are Guardians of Crop Diversity in the Andes. Women in Ag Learning Network Blog.

WIA LN Blog: (Russell, ALan- ISU) Anhydrous Ammonia Safety. Soilsisters WI Women Farmers. A Conversation With Jane Goodall: 4 Lessons on Aging, Communicating & the Environment. BDA Adopts Shared Leadership and Evolutionary Approach to Work. Frederic Laloux video sharing key insights from his research. Video on the cultural model referenced in Reinventing Organizations and the emergence of teal. A City Where Everyone Works, There Is No Police, And The Salary Is 1200 Euros.

Plant Spirit Wisdom: Sin-eaters and Shamans; the Power of Nature in Celtic Healing for the Soul by Ross Heaven. Watch What Happens When Tribal Women Manage India’s Forests. Woman donates 200-acre Iowa farm to Rosebud Sioux Tribe. Sacred Seed by Global Peace Initiative of Women (GPIW) Kahontakwas Diane Longboat. Watch What Happens When Tribal Women Manage India’s Forests. Recovering the Sacred: The Power of Naming and Claiming by Winona LaDuke. GrowHer from FarmHer   Women Farmers Connect and Build Networks Through Shared Meals. Women, Food and Agriculture Network. Vision Maker Media. Woman Land Owner Audrey Arner. 11 Reasons To Get A Family Milk Cow - The Farm Barbie Blog. Women's Power to Heal: Through Inner Medicine by Maya Tiwari. Networking.

Women Farmers Connect and Build Networks Through Shared Meals. We're bringin' farming back. 7 Ways to Think Differently. Women Over 65 Own Nearly a Third of Iowa’s Farmland—Can They Prevent the Next Dust Bowl? This Paper Keeps It Fresh. Odyssey Program Internship & Fellowship. Events - Elsewhere Farm. Caring Across Generations. 17-year-old invents water purifier powered by the sun. Women Caring for the Land: Wisconsin Workshops. 11 Rules for Beginning Farmers to Live By.

Fierce Farming Women, Part 1. Kshama Sawant: The Most Dangerous Woman in America. Are you a human trafficker? Don't forget Biram. The free worldwide forum of news & ideas for, by and about lesbians. 5 Women Who Are Changing Our Relationship With the Earth. National Domestic Workers Alliance. The Tao of Vegetable Gardening: Cultivating Tomatoes, Greens, Peas, Beans, Squash, Joy, and Serenity by Carol Deppe. A New Generation of Dairy Farmers. Women Are Sacred: 11 Native American Quotes About Women. The Adventures of Dairy Carrie... I think I Need a Drink! Women in Food: Sasha Kanno Brings Sustainable Farming to LA Suburb. Rural Women's Project. Native Runner Carries Injured Competitor Across Finish Line, Appears on 'Ellen' Watch America By The Numbers Online. Calamity Jill: Living off the Grid with Jill Redwood. Selling the Sacred: Get Your Master's in Native American Shamanism?

The Massive Feminist Protest the Western World Completely Ignored. Juliette of the Herbs. The Wild Wisdom of Weeds: 13 Essential Plants for Human Survival by Katrina Blair. Nobel laureate Toni Morrison returns to Princeton University for black alumni conference. How Indigenous People Had Safe and Natural Births. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Midwest Women's Herbal Conference. Women are the Past, Present and Future of American Agriculture. Dancing the World into Being: A Conversation with Idle No More’s Leanne Simpson by Naomi Klein. Small-Scale Traditional Farming Is the Only Way to Avoid Food Crisis, UN Researcher Says by Nafeez Ahmed. Think You Know What a Farmer Looks Like? Think Again. by Sena Christian. Welcome to the Wonderful World of Medicinal Herbs. Caged Bird Legacy. The Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink. WuFSAC - Shamanesses in Ancient China. Moonrise: The Power of Women Leading from the Heart by Nina Simons. The Heart and Soul of a RanchHer. This Poet From a Tiny Island Nation Just Shamed The World’s Leaders. FarmHer News + Events. Meet Josephine Mandamin (Anishinaabekwe) The “Water Walker” Women walking together: conversation with Darlene R. Okemaysim-Sicotte.