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Winnemem Wintu Chief Caleen Sisk and a collective of Indigenous women, activists, and allies are organizing the Run 4 Salmon, a 300-mile trek that follows the historical 500 river mile journey of the salmon from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to the Win

In the late 1800s, Chinook salmon dominated the waters of the San Francisco Bay and the San Joaquin River Delta region, with conservative estimates of 1 to 2 million spawning fish swimming upstream from ocean to river every year to return to the gravel beds where they once hatched in four seasonal “runs.” It is a journey that has long inspired the Native American people that live near Mt.

The rising number of judicial vacancies supports the view that political obstruction has risen to record levels, and the consequences of that obstructionism are quite serious.

Just as rising temperatures support the view of the vast majority of scientists that manmade climate change is happening now, with grave consequences, the rising number of judicial vacancies supports the view of many experts that political obstruction has risen to record levels. The consequences of that obstructionism are also quite serious.

Water rights heroes John and Rose Marie Duey at home in ‘Īao Valley.

Co-authored by Isaac Moriwake and Kapua Sproat

It was like a horrible dream: Native Hawaiians fined for growing food and practicing their culture.

For decades, Native Hawaiian kalo (taro) farmers have fought to restore water flows to rivers and streams that plantation companies have drained dry for over a century. No one ever imagined these farmers could be penalized for trying to carry on the vital and sacred practice of growing kalo to feed their families and communities.

Portrait of a coal miner

Last month, my colleague Ramin Pejan, a staff attorney in Earthjustice’s international program, and I traveled to Cape Town and Pretoria in South Africa. We went to deepen our collaboration with lawyers from the Centre for Environmental Rights—a non-profit working to defend South Africans’ right to a healthy environment—and to meet with activists working to protect their communities against the ravages of mining.

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