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,

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 -
This story is tagged under:
Share this Story!

You are enjoying stories from the Indianz.Com Archive, a collection dating back to 2000. Some outgoing links may no longer work due to age.

All stories in the Indianz.Com Archive are available for publishing via Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)