“…they would have been greeted with the most vicious dogs…”-D. Trump (May 30, 2020)
A small but mighty member of the plant nations stands tall at Wantastegok in the early autumn. It is good, strong medicine – wlinebizon. Elie Joubert tells us: The Abenak call it “Akwi odam8w8gan nebizon” = Stop smoking medicine. Lobelia inflata is made from Indian Tobacco and is great to relieve nicotine urges. It is a homeopathic medicine.
Nebizon melikigen – strong medicine (Lobelia inflata). And, from Joseph Elie Joubert: “The Abenaki called it “Akwi odam8w8gan nebizon” = Stop smoking medicine. Lobelia inflata is Indian Tobacco and is great to relieve nicotine urges. It is a homeopathic medicine.”
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz’s public talk focuses on North America in the context of US settler-colonialism. Professor Dunbar-Ortiz will discuss the friction between settler environmentalism and Indigenous knowledge, considering what is required for the environmental movement to develop authentic solidarity with Indigenous Peoples’ struggle for survival, leading to real anti-imperialist environmentalism.
Link to file for the Dunbar-Ortiz Poster.
Not to be taken lightly.
Trevien Stanger on learning within the place that finds you. Cultivate the relationship.
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Reflections from Jennifer Browdy about the ongoing situation in Sandisfield/Otis State Forest, provoked by the Tennessee Gas/Kinder Morgan CT Expansion Pipeline. From her Transition Times blog…
Last week I went to a meeting of the Conservation Commission in the little hill town of Sandisfield, MA, which has many more trees than residents. Indeed, it has no “town” to speak of, just roads threading their way through forests, streams and lakes, making it ideal habitat for beaver, coyotes, deer, bear, and many other birds and animals, including the occasional moose.
But now, Kinder Morgan has come to Sandisfield.
For more than a year, the local Conservation Commission, composed of three residents who serve as civic volunteers, has been meeting with representatives of the giant multinational fossil fuel corporation, which has gas pipelines running for hundreds, maybe thousands of miles in my corner of the world: the states of Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Maine, and on up to the big commercial tanker port of St. John, New Brunswick.
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