News & Resources from North America
Native American Grantee Wins Battle over Mining Permit!
Jan 27, 2010
In a landmark victory for the Navajo and Hopi people of Black Mesa, Arizona, a coal mining permit for their lands was revoked this month.Read more
Victory for Indigenous Peoples in Canada!
Dec 22, 2009
After a long, hard fight against mining interests on their land, the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) indigenous community in northern Ontario has finally won its battle.Read more
Greengrants’ Panel on Indigenous Rights in Indian Country Today
Nov 23, 2009
In September 2009, Greengrants hosted a panel co-sponsored by The Center for Energy and Environmental Security and the University of Colorado’s Departments of Anthropology and Geography titled “Defending Indigenous Rights to Lands and Natural Resources: Native Peoples’ Environmental Struggles in the Americas, Russia, and Central Africa.”Read more
Protest Prompts Logging Company to Pullout of Ontario
Jun 30, 2008
An interesting development in the Grassy Narrows indigenous community in Canada that has been struggling to control its own territory. Greengrants has made nearly $20,000 to this group since 2001 through our Global Advisor, Rainforest Action Network. TheRead more
‘Not All That Glitters is Good’: Former CEO of Newmont Mining Receives Award Despite Dubious History
Aug 6, 2007
The University of Denver’s selection of Wayne Murdy, former CEO of Newmont Mining, for the prestigious
‘International Bridge Builder’ award generates controversy.
Damming Society: The Plan Puebla-Panama in Mexico and Central America
Jul 23, 2007
Greengrants has helped to support several groups working to mitigate the negative effects of the this project and include citizen voice in decision making, including Centro Salvadorero de Tecnologia Apropiada (50-490) and Mexican Movement of Dam-Affected People and in Defense… Read more
Launch of Newest Member of Greengrants Alliance of Funds–Fondo Accion Solidaria!
May 21, 2007
The newest member of the Greengrants Alliance of Funds announces its launch! We welcome Fondo AcciÂ³n Solidaria of Northwest Mexico.Read more
Climate Change: Preventing Clear Cutting, Promoting Sustainable Forestry
Apr 12, 2007
Most people think of climate change as an enormous issue that can only be addressed on a global level. How can small grants of $500 or even $5,000 make a difference to such a monumental challenge?Read more
Victory in Mexico Against Chevron!
Mar 19, 2007
A huge victory for the unique plants, animals, and communities of the Baja Peninsula has been achieved: Chevron has given up plans to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminal near the Coronado Islands, off the coast of Baja Mexico.Read more
Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Says Global Warming is a Human Rights Issue
Mar 7, 2007
Nobel Peace Prize nominee Sheila Watt-Cloutier, an Inuit born inside the Canadian Arctic, says that global warming constitutes a violation of human rights for indigenous people in low-lying areas throughout the world.Read more