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Lightning in a Box! Partner Spotlight: “Red Lightning” brings Solar to Standing Rock

Lightning in a Box!  Partner Spotlight: “Red Lightning” brings Solar to Standing Rock

This past Thanksgiving, Empowerment WORKS’ Founder joined the Red Lightning team in the ongoing protection of indigenous lands from the North Dakota Access Pipeline. While there she was blessed to capture a few extraordinary interviews for a special Pulse of the Movement webcast episode Voices from Standing Rock, recommended for a first hand feel of the below… Red Lightning is an award winning Burning Man Camp that creates a sacred space for the regeneration for the self, community and planet. In …

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Exploring Human Security with Stephanie Chenault

Exploring Human Security with Stephanie Chenault

Guest writer Stephanie Chenault has been a frequent contributor to several Syrian Refugee Councils and routinely participates in DC-based political and religious think tank meetings and discussions on security, persecution, and global terrorism.   She joined Empowerment WORKS (EW) Board of Directors this fall.  One of her main areas of expertise and focus is on national security.   Here are her thoughts on the state of human security, the biggest threats and where they are …

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Standing Rock, Oil Politics, and the Spanish Civil War

Standing Rock, Oil Politics, and the Spanish Civil War

By Melanie St.James; Edited by Melody Joy Coming to grips with my white privilege, ignorance and by default colonial world view, as well as my respect and honor for the Indigenous Water Protectors of Standing Rock, I’m totally motivated now.  I’m determined to increase my empathy, understanding and intend to do more, a lot more,  than walk a mile in Lakota moccasins. Step one, watching ‘Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States’ documentary film. …

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