The rights of Indigenous People and the Rights of Mother Earth

Dianna Suarez, Michelle Montgomery, Guarionex Delgado, and Sharon Delgado                         for Earth Justice Ministries Published in the Union of April 24, 2021  https://www.theunion.com/opinion/columns/earth-justice-ministries-the-rights-of-indigenous-people-and-the-rights-of-mother-earth/ On April 22, 2021, we here at Earth Justice Ministries observe and celebrate the 51st anniversary of the first Earth Day while

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EJM Letter about Reopening the Mine

Mr. Matt Kelley, Senior Planner Nevada County Planning Department RE: Idaho-Maryland Mine Proposal Dear Matt Kelley, Earth Justice Ministries is a local interfaith nonprofit dedicated to the work of peace, justice, and the restoration of the community of life. Our work is primarily local, but we think globally and address today’s interrelated issues from a

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Racism, Genocide, and Ecocide

by Dianna Suarez, founder of Friends of Bear River (FROBERI). Published June 26, 2020 in the Grass Valley Union. First they took the water. The indigenous people of California were prospering here because of the gentle climate and abundance of food. The first disturbance noticed was to the water, because it is essential to life.

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Rise Gold proposes massive mine waste piles in Grass Valley

Note:    Earth Justice Ministries worked to defeat the previous proposal to reopen the Idaho-Maryland Mine and we will work to defeat this one. This article by Ralph Silberstein from Community Environmental Advocates, published in the Grass Valley Union on April 24, 2020,  explains why. See the original article from the Grass Valley Union here.

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