Onondaga Lake, near Syracuse, NY, was once beautiful and healthy. It is culturally and spiritually important to the Haudenosaunee (also known as the Iroquois or Six Nations). People should be able to drink the water, eat the fish, swim, and walk Onondaga Lake’s shores without worry. Sign a petition to protect the lake.
Intervention at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues: We recommend that a study on sacred waters be conducted on the effects of extractive industries’ impacts on freshwater in North and South America (Turtle Island) including groundwater and sacred waters.
The Haudenosaunee are taking their fight to restore Onondaga Lake – and by extension all Indigenous lands and waters contaminated and polluted by UN Member States – to the United Nations, calling on the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues to raise their voices in support of restoring Mother Earth.
“The suggestion of this draft by Member States that only a select few be allowed to voice concerns regarding human rights violations is unacceptable. The UNPFII was created by Indigenous Peoples for the purpose to voice our opposition to egregious human rights violations… Our right to self-determination is not negotiable.”
The Amazonian tribe is holding at least eight public officials in response to their tribal land, food, and water ways being polluted. The hostages include three oil company executives, four government regulatory officials and a specialist with the energy and mines ministry.
Sign on to this important nuclear weapons abolition statement! “Nuclear weapons are incompatible with the values upheld by our respective faith traditions—the right of people to live in security and dignity; the commands of conscience and justice; the duty to protect the vulnerable and to exercise the stewardship that will safeguard the planet for future generations.”
“Vesak”, the Day of the Full Moon in the month of May, is the most sacred day to millions of Buddhists around the world.