Activism

Class, Privilege and Activism

2017-02-02

To all those veteran activists out there, to the dedicated souls who have fought long and hard against injustice, to the ones who have made sacrifices for the greater good — I honor you. And more importantly, to those who had no choice but to fight for basic rights or survival, my heart aches for you and I pray for the power to shift in your favor. For some existing is an act of resistance.
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Grizzly Bear Delisting – by Kelsey K. Sather

2017-01-04

Growing up in Bozeman and now living here again, the grizzly bear has always been a cornerstone to my experience of the wilderness that surrounds this town. Whenever I go hiking in the Greater Yellowstone (GYE), with friends and alone, the griz lurks in my imagination. Will we surprise a sow and her cubs? Will this can of bear spray really protect me if I run into a griz feasting upon a carcass? Every year we read horror
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Our Trip to Standing Rock

2016-11-16

It’s one thing to learn about a situation from afar. It’s easier to compartmentalize that way — to think that’s awful but it’s happening to them, not me. It’s an entirely different experience to actually feel the energy around a struggle. I experienced this last weekend at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. This feels like an opening for me — to step into an uncomfortable story instead of just reading about it. I’ve lived in a mostly comfortable
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Gaurdians of the Grizzly

2016-08-19

I have been drawn in to the work of GOAL—a tribal coalition to protect the grizzly. GOAL is nearly 50 Tribal Nations united in the cause to protect the sacred grizzly bear, the defense of tribal sovereignty, and the preservation of indigenous spiritual and religious rights. Currently all of the proceeds from our Wild Within cards are going to this organization. I encourage you to spend some time on their website and donate if possible. You can also write letters to policy makers(see contact info
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Muse – Jane Goodall

2016-07-09

I know it’s to be expected—an animal lover who looks up to Jane Goodall. Still, I want to share my gratitude for her and what she has done for the collective psyche in relation to animals, their role in our world and the interconnectedness of all beings. I just finished her book, Reason For Hope, and I’m deeply touched. Through her life and work she has been carried by a spiritual life that’s both rooted in her own
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Wild Within: For the Love and Protection of Wildlife

2016-06-24

These cards were created out of a shared love and deep reverence for wildlife, especially the animals we share our land with. All proceeds will go to wildlife protection. We will be focusing on local efforts to protect wild bison, wolves, bears, elk, or any wild animal that needs support and attention. Currently we’re passionate about ESA protections remaining for the Grizzly Bear in the Greater Yellowstone Area. We’d love to use proceeds from these cards to help
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Save Wild Bison

2016-06-22

save wild bison via everything golden In the US, only one Wild Bison population still roams free—the Yellowstone buffalo. Considering their fragile existence, they are still legally harassed, abused and slaughtered due to ranching special interest and lack of free land. They are protected within the Yellowstone park boundaries, yet the park boundaries only compromise 1/10 of the total Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and these boundaries do not allow for their natural migrating needs—including their winter range. YNP sits on a high plateau that makes it inhospitable during the winter, requiring
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Don’t Delist the Grizzly!

2016-05-04

I’m all fired up about this current proposal to remove Yellowstone-area Grizzly bears from the endangered species list. Removing them from the list would allow for a hunting season—exposing these magnificent, sentient beings to trophy hunters—it’s beyond my comprehension. Prominent biologists have made it perfectly clear that the Yellowstone Grizzly population is still at significant risk due to climate change. As history has proven with wolves and other keystone predators, handing over management to Idaho, Wyoming and Montana is a very bad
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Wolf Management Stamps

2014-07-25

Photo and following excerpt from Living with Wolves. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) has proposed a new “Wolf Management Stamp.” The original intent of the stamp is to offer a way for people to contribute financially to the conservation and protection of Montana’s wolves. Currently wolf management and conservation is funded almost exclusively by the sale of hunting, trapping, and fishing licenses, which means hunters and anglers are shaping wildlife management philosophy. Should the “Wolf Stamp” become
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Balance

2014-03-27

Wolves as a keystone species play a critical role in restoring balance to ecosystems. Spiritually they represent guardianship, ritual, loyalty and spirit. Unfortunately they are the most misunderstood of the wild animals. They are highly intelligent, sentient beings who care deeply for their family and live by carefully defined rules and rituals. Many believe that the true test of America’s sincerity about protecting the environment remains around whether or not the wolf remains protected. Right now is a
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