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, Get the Story:
Peruvian Honored for Defending Indigenous People (The Washington Post 4/26)
First Things First (Grist Magazine 4/25) Relevant Links:
Goldman Environmental Prize - http://www.goldmanprize.org
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4 White House listening session turns messy as one tribe walks out in protest
5 President of National Congress of American Indians issues apology
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