Nahko and Medicine for the People

Causes

:: CAUSES ::

HONOR THE EARTH
Honor the Earth is a unique Native-led initiative working to develop needed financial and political resources for the survival of long-standing native communities. These resources are facilitated through the use of music, arts, and media in hopes of giving a voice to those otherwise unheard. Established in 1993, Honor the Earth tirelessly strives to break the geographic and political isolation of Native communities and to raise money and public awareness for grassroots environmental groups. "As our mission states, we are committed to restoring a paradigm that recognizes our collective humanity and our joint dependence on the Earth."

The Anishanaabe territory is currently being exploited by some of the biggest mining companies in the world. However, the use of this territory is terribly inefficient. More than sixty-percent of the energy is wasted between the point of origin and point of consumption. Honor The Earth aims to restore the Anishanaabe territory via working with first nations, indigenous communities, and tribal governments. They do this through the opposition of extraction, pushing for environmental regulation, and creating an environmentally conscious curriculum for tribal youth.

If you are interested in donating your time, please contact Honor the Earth's Program & Operations Manager at info@honorearth.org or to donate directly please visit www.honorearth.org. Please help us be the voice for those not heard.
HONOR THE TREATIES
Honor the Treaties is an organization dedicated to amplifying the voices of Indigenous communities through art and advocacy. By funding collaborations between Native artists and Native advocacy groups their messages can reach a wider audience.. They do this through distribution grants to artists so that their work can help make the causes they care for more visible. Art has the ability to wake people up. Through it we can evoke emotion, tell stories, inspire, and motivate — and when channeled as a vehicle for issues of conscience it can become a catalyst for meaningful change.

You can help by supporting an artist or their movement. You can wear their message on a shirt, print a sign or paste their stickers around your community. If you are a business owner who owns commercial space, you can donate a wall to one these artists and play a pivotal role in increasing their message’s visibility. Click on the link to see how you can get involved:www.honorthetreaties.org.
BE THE CHANGE CHARITIES
Since 2006, Be the Change Charities has been bringing people together to educate, volunteer, fundraise, and raise awareness for our global future. They have also connected our community with broader local and international communities - providing resources and assistance for those in need and creating service opportunities to those eager to help. Be the Change sponsors countless independent international organizations that often do not have access to the same funding as the more established international organizations.

Be the Change facilitates the development and growth of locally staffed associations by financially assisting under-funded organizations. The efforts of Be the Change offer assistance to organizations working with Third World conflict victims, human trafficking victims, land mine survivor rehabilitation, safe water supplies, education for underprivileged children, and many more noteworthy causes. By bridging the gap between willing volunteers and those in need, Be the Change helps these wonderful organizations in accomplishing their missions.

You can be apart of the change by visiting www.bethechangecharities.org where you will find volunteer information and an option for donation.
PROJECT SURVIVAL MEDIA
(PSM) is a global youth journalism program dedicated to broadcasting stories of survival and ingenuity in the face of climate change. Their media teams report on the pressing climate stories, amplify voices underrepresented by traditional media, and strengthen the political dialogue on what is realistic to ensure longevity of our survival. Youth photographers, videographers, writers, and producers are sent to the UN Climate Negotiations to assure the under-represented alternative perspectives receive frontline attention. Not only does PSM act as excellent “real life” experience for young journalists, but these efforts also facilitate awareness of organizations battling important climate issues worldwide.

Please visit www.projectsurvivalmedia.org to watch videos and donate towards this pressing cause.
CONSCIOUS ALLIANCE
Conscious Alliance is a non-profit organization committed to distributing edible provisions to communities in crisis across the United States. They also provide long-term solutions for hunger by focusing on empowerment programs for youth in impoverished regions of the country.

Conscious Alliance operates through ongoing grassroots food collections and hunger awareness programs primarily by organizing food drives at concerts and music events. The collected donations directly benefit local food pantries nationwide and economically isolated Native American reservations. Thanks to the countless donations and relentless efforts, over 1.6 million struggling communities in the United States have been provided food through Conscious Alliance.

You can join the fight against domestic hunger by visiting www.consciousalliance.org where you'll find countless ways to get involved.
350.ORG
350.org is building a global climate movement. A global network active in over 188 countries coordinates their online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions.

The number 350 means climate safety: to preserve a livable planet, scientists tell us we must reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere from its current level of 400 parts per million to below 350 ppm. They believe that a global grassroots movement can hold our leaders accountable to the realities of science and the principles of justice. The movement is rising from the bottom up all over the world and is uniting people in order to create the solutions that will ensure a better future for all.

350.org thinks that taking collective action is one of the most powerful ways that we can make change happen. The organization spends a lot of time and energy figuring out how to get people together. That’s where you come in. YOU have the power to organize your friends, colleagues, and neighbors to take action together. Whether you’re educating your community, running a pressure campaign to pass a climate-friendly policy, or implementing local climate solutions, you can find resources for your projects on 350.org. Click on this link to find out how you can get involved: www.350.org/resources/get-started
EARTH GUARDIANS
Earth Guardians is an organization that works with youth from all over the globe. Their mission is to protect the earth, water, air, and atmosphere for both our generation and future generations to come. Earth Guardians is committed to helping children learn how to sustain and protect the planet through creative environmental projects. These projects encourage the children to become active social leaders by giving them resources, tools, and education about how to have a positive impact on the Earth. Earth Guardians aims to inspire the next generation to take action by helping their communities and their planet in creative ways.

If you would like to donate or get involved in this organization visit www.earthguardians.org.
DO IT FOR THE LOVE
The Do It For The Love Foundation is a wish granting nonprofit organization for live concert music wishes. Founded by musician Michael Franti, and ER nurse Sara Agah, the foundation sends people living with life-threatening illnesses, children with severe challenges, and wounded veterans to live music concerts. Do It For The Love’s mission is to inspire joy, hope, and lasting powerful, family-centered memories through the healing power of music. For more information, please go to:www.doitforthelove.org.

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