Two Native activists win environmental prize

Two Native activists are among the six winners of the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize for their work on environmental issues.

Sophia Rabliauskas, a member of the Poplar River First Nation of Manitoba, was selected for her efforts to protect the boreal forest. She helped her tribe develop a comprehensive land protection and management plan.

Julio Cusurichi Palacios, a member of the Shipibo Tribe in Peru, was selected for helping create a reservation for his people. He has spoken out against illegal logging and oil drilling.

The Goldman prize comes with a $125,000 award,

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Peruvian Honored for Defending Indigenous People (The Washington Post 4/26)
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First Things First (Grist Magazine 4/25)

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Goldman Environmental Prize - http://www.goldmanprize.org
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