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Earth Guardians has been organizing youth across the world within the environmental justice movement for decades. They are hosting a special week-long training for Native youth May 28-June 4 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas on land stewarded by the Camp/Horinek family from the Ponca Nation. It’s a format designed by youth leaders that integrates pragmatic campaign organizing along with robust spiritual, social, and nature-oriented programming. The 30 Native youth attendees will leave with strong organizational skills and tight bonds with other Native youth, elders, and mentors across the country. The Native facilitators for the training include: Casey Camp, Arvol Looking Horse, Tom Goldtooth, Sharon Day, Bineshi Albert, Nick Tilsen, Josue Rivas, Floris Whitebull and more.
The primary objective of this training is to help the 30 trainees:
a) tap into and re-activate the positive youth energy witnessed during Standing Rock 2016;
b) create their own campaign platforms for environmental justice and cultural advocacy;
c) preserve their cultural traditions and earth-based way of life, and
d) after the training, initiate, establish and implement their own Earth Guardian Crews within their communities and work individually and collectively on land and water protection campaigns.
The first 25 sign-ups will receive Xiuhtezcatl’s “Breakfree” album! Sign up to find out when it’s available to download!
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Our new EarthTracks app launch is just around the corner! The free app acts like a fitness tracker for the planet, aggregating data about our personal and collective impact while connecting Earth Guardians’ global community of thousands of youth and 250+ Earth Guardian Crews worldwide. Version 1 beta of the app will also offer gamified challenges to our Crews, our partner organizations, the general public and an additional +20,000 US classrooms.
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we the future
The Education Amplifier program We The Future provides an opportunity for educators to bring Amplifier’s art, lesson plans and resources into classrooms across the country to facilitate dialogue about social justice issues.
With over 2,500 registered teachers in every state of the U.S., Amplifier's 2017 pilot program brought topics around privilege, identity, addressing racism and teaching tolerance into schools.
Through a monthly webinar, resource email, free art and lesson plans built in collaboration with partners to bring this work into the classrooms, Amplifier is providing critical and requested support to help teachers inspire the future leaders of our country.
Earth Guardians Youth Director Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is one of the ten young leaders depicted in the icons artwork being shared to inspire the next generation of young leaders. Earth Guardians is working in collaboration with Amplifier to bring our own curriculum to over 20,000 schools.
Spread the word, support the work & get free art and resources if you’re a teacher!
YouthvGov Lawsuit: Kids suing to protect our Future
Youth are suing the government for failing to act on climate change
Earth Guardians and 21 youth plaintiffs are suing the federal government for the right to clean air, clean water, and a healthy future. These young leaders have created a wave of action as their case advances through the courts.
"The future of our generation is at stake" -Earth Guardian & YouthvGov plaintiff Victoria Barrett
"People label our generation as dreamers, but hope is not the only tool we have. I am a teenager. I want to do what I love and live a life full of opportunities. I want the generation that follows to have the same chance. I absolutely refuse to let our government's harmful action, corporate greed, and the pure denial of climate science get in the way of that. If anything, I'm going to use my positive energy to show my government that I won't let my world stop for them. WE won't let our world stop for them. Our generation will continue to be a force for the world."