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The Magic of Parching - Manoominike Giizis, the Wild Rice Making Moon.

The Magic of Parching. It is Manoominike Giizis, the Wild Rice Making Moon.  For thousands of years, Native people have gone to these lakes, listened to the sounds of rice hens, geese, cranes, and swans fly overhead as we pole and knock through thousands of acres of manoomin.  Manoomin or wild rice also feeds the bodies and spirits. 

This region is the only place in the world where wild rice grows. Zizania Aquatica  is endemic, from this place, and the wild rice ecosystem of Northern Minnesota, Ontario, Manitoba, Wisconsin and Michigan. The Anishinaabe call this the wondrous grain. 

There is magic to this food.  

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Honor the Earth's Water is Life Festival launching new design !




Honor the Earth is excited to invite you to join us for the Aabita-niibino-giizis, Middle of the Summer Moon, gathering at the shores of Lake Superior this July 21st in Duluth, MN.


Exclusive this year we will be live screen printing our latest “Water is Life,” artwork celebrating our Women Water Protectors for $25 per print. Bring your garments to personalize! 

Purchase a ticket for $20 in advance, and receive a free Water Is Life vinyl sticker + yard sign while supplies last. First come, first serve.

Day of General Admission Tickets purchased at the doors are $30.

The Water Is Life Festival features diverse musical performances, a native-led crafters market, delicious food, environmentally-friendly demonstrations, and access to information from local groups and organizations. 

Exclusive this year our Akiing Screen Printing Team will be live screen printing our latest “Water is Life,” artwork celebrating our Women Water Protectors for $25 per print. Bring your garments to personalize! 

Also this year we begin the day with a Procession of the Species parade where water protectors wear costumes, bring props, carry banners, and hold signs as we parade through the streets of Duluth celebrating that Water Is Life! Join us!

This year’s musicians include Chastity BrownMaria IsaDavid HuckfeltCorey Medina & other special guests. This is a family friendly venue, with free entry for children under 10. Festivities will begin at 2:00 pm.

If you have friends, family and co-workers who live in Northern Minnesota or even Superior or Ashland, Wisconsin please forward your email inviting them to join us at this cool Water is Life Festival event. 



Design by Sarah LittleRedfeather

We are here to protect our water honoring Women Water Protectors traditionally wearing our beautiful ribbon skirts with Anishinaabe florals, and beadwork in the design.

This beautiful design is for all walks celebrating Water Protectors.

So unable to attend our Festival? That is okay, you will be able to purchase our beautiful new garments, and swag. 

At the Water is Life Festival we will have live screen printing during the concert by our local native Honor the Earth “Akiing Screen Printing Team,” of the new “Water is Life,” design honor our Women Water Protectors. The prints will be one color offering a custom tabling of hand painting for a donation fee of $25 + custom feesWe welcome you to bring any of your garments from jean coats, button up shirts, or whatever. We will have available white or black color inks so be mindful what you bring. 

Full color print will be available in August printed onto stickers, decals, and embroidered patches. Later in the Fall we will have coffee mugs, and water bottles available + more.

Also this Fall we will have hand painted garments with this design by local native artists. 


We will have beautiful new garments, and swag with this design online August - September 2019. Stay Tuned!

Here is a sneak peek of our latest 8th Fire Akiing project … upscaling garments with a bling. More to come this fall.

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We have so much to be grateful for! Creating: ‘mino bimaadiziwin,’ a good life, here at Pine Point.

We have so much to be grateful for ... This Holiday Season! Creating: ‘mino bimaadiziwin,’ a good life, here at Pine Point.

Providing solar installation training, arrange mural projects, transition a school from coal to solar power, host lacrosse games, and provide equipment and job training in screen printing. Art, culture, and clean energy. A new future. We develop new projects and ideas every day while staying focused on what is most sacred to us; our water and the wild rice we harvest.




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Our wild rice and people are still oil free, but we need your help to keep it that way. The treaties that all our ancestors signed are meant to protect our sacred foods and our traditional ways of life. We will defend everything we have, as our ancestors did. While we do this sacred work of protection, we must also create the future we want. We are not just fighting against something but walking with open eyes and hearts down the path that is green, not scorched.winWe have added exciting new designs and merchandise this summer coming into the fall and winter season. There will be more amazing gifts to purchase during the Holiday Season or for everyday gifting, as we transition our merchandise to hemp and eco products.  

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e are excited to announce our new Water Protector’s coffee blend by Spotted Horse Coffees roasted here in Ponsford, MN featuring the fair trade beans of women coffee farmers and producers of El Salvador, Chiapas and Costa Rica. This painting is by Votan (NRSGNTS), an indigenous artist, and is a huge mural in downtown Duluth, MN. Our Water Protector is an Anishinaabe woman, who is looking over the greatest of the lakes--Gichi Gummi. She is facing with prayer and the power of the Natural world, the greed of the Wiindigo, the fossil fuel industry, mining and lumber barons. She is powerful.  

Your purchase supports Honor the Earth's work 

Join us in protecting our sacred rice and our traditional way of life. Visit our new merchandise page (www.honortheearthmerchandise.com) to order the new harvest this year and other offerings which we will be adding this year so stay tuned.  

Celebrate and honor our north country with a purchase of our wild rice or maple syrup. 

We are still pipeline free, and we intend to keep it that way. 


America suffers from historical amnesia. It is apparent that well into this millennium, the original inhabitants of this paradise still suffer the aftereffects of colonialism. People seeking freedom arrived on these shores over 500 years ago. It is unfortunate that in the pursuit of theirs, we were to lose ours. Corralled into areas deemed unfit for human survival, we overcame harsh conditions and thrived. The threat of our existence as a people has metastasized much like an autoimmune disease. Post colonialism has  outgrown its life threatening behavior to the point that it's own life is under threat.
Invasion, slavery, relocation and many other forms of abuse weren't enough. We have now reached a point in our lives where we are all part of the sickness. We aren't just being abused, we abuse each other and we abuse our home. By annihilating ourselves, we are on a vicious course to do the same to the planet. Things have to change. The after effects are affecting us all. They are deeply engrained in our communities. We have mistaken abuse for progress.
One of the current issues, is oil. We are wise enough to see the effect of its intoxicating consumption. Beside it's pollution, the devastating effects it has in native communities is ostracized. This mural addresses this tiny fragment and puts it on a large platform. Women and children in our communities are being abducted, sold, raped and murdered for the pleasure of workers in this industry. If we address the problem, we can create solutions. Renewable energy, education and empowerment are vital. Let's change the beaten path of history. - Artist, Votan
In a time of crisis, as artists, it is our job to reveal the truths and envision the future by showing. That is our gift. With art we can recreate the past but also connect it to our present. More than ever, we must look to our ancestors for the answers. One of our biggest duties from creator was the task of care taking. As caretakers of the land, water, and sky, we must Stop The Tar Sands!

Here in this story, 4 warriors reemerge in a present day battle against the black snakes that emerge from the tar sands which is keeping our mother imprisoned as smoke billows from the mouth of the beast. 

Against the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain snake is Natsilane, a hero and a creator from the Pacific North West. He rises from the past to stand for the oceans he roams and the people he watches over. 

Sky Woman dismantles the Energy East snake as she carries the next generation within her womb. She knows the risks as a mother standing against such a beast but also knows of the greater risks that await if the snake is not stopped. 

Despite her sweat and tears, White Buffalo Calf Woman rises to face off with the re-emergence of the KXL but will do everything to protect her lands, water, and the Black Hills. Shes ready, for round two. 

Waynaboozhoo canoes through the rice fields to confront the Enbridge Line 3 snake in deep prayer with the protection of the Thunderbid. He is kept strong with the fire he keeps strong with his warrior heart. 

From all directions, we must stand and be the heroes our generation needs. We must take the teachings of strength, wisdom, and courage to rise up against the machines that are here to destroy every essence of life. Each pipeline is just a head of a larger monster. To defeat something so much bigger than ourselves, we must educate, organize, community build, and always know whats at risk. We may know what the past holds and it will forever be set in stone but not our futures. As an artist, one of our superpowers is to rewrite the future." -
Jackie Fawn Illustrations

Water Protector Patches by Anthony Sul, California Native

Adding to website soon!



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In light of the recent natural disasters and climate changes, now more than ever must we come into alignment and praise Mother Earth on a deeper level. "Sacred" is the most important piece of art I've ever created, and with the help of Unify.

Please SHARE and tag your friends, musicians, artists, change makers, activists, event producers, promoters, and all people of influence. Let's get this message around the planet, and raise some funds for a beautiful cause!

There are two ways to purchase this song .. you can either download from our Merchandise website or purchase from Honor the Earth's Bandcamp website.  

"Sacred" by J Brave feat. Kayt Pearl & Poranguí
Video Directed by a mirror & Alexandra Sirocky
Song Produced by JAH LEVI
Mixed & Mastered by Daniel Konscious Krieger

"Sacred" was written by conscious Hip Hop artist J Brave while visiting the mystical lands of Sedona Arizona. He connected with fellow musicians and friends Kayt Pearl & Porangui and they weaved their magical expressions to help co-create this beautiful ode to Mother Gaia. The song reflects on the idea that all beings are sacred and holy instruments of the divine, and shares the powerful themes of Earth stewardship, honoring of nature, and celebrating Indigenous ways and culture.

There's also a special shout out to the people who stood at Standing Rock, and to all activists who strive to defend sacred sites. The track was produced by legendary World Music aficionado Jah Levi, mixed & mastered by Daniel "Konscious" Krieger, and the video was directed by Amir Adib and Alexandra Sirocky. 

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Honor the Earth has launched our new screen printing operation at Pine Point

In Pine Point, on the White Earth Reservation, we are hosting lacrosse games for our children, installing solar panels on public housing, and painting beautiful murals. We are excited to announce we have launched our new screen printing operation at Pine Point.

Art, culture, and clean energy. A new future. We develop new projects and ideas every day while staying focused on what is most sacred to us; our water and the wild rice we are harvesting right now.

All we want is to live the good life the Creator gave us.

StopLine3 Ladies ECO black Maniac Sweatshirt
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Water Protectors Thunderbird, "Stop Line 3," ECO black Maniac Sweatshirt "No Mines ... No Pipelines ... Honor the Earth," printed on the back. Artwork hand-drawn by California Native, Anthony Sul and printed at White Earth Reservation (Pine Point) area in Ponsford, MN.

Garment Description: Low-impact yarn-dyed washed fabrication, you will never get disappointed. While the contemporary fit cut allows you look pretty and gorgeous all the time whether at work or just having relaxed. 30's 50% polyester, 46% cotton, 4% rayon Polyester is 6.25% recycled and cotton is 6.25% organic Low-impact yarn-dyed fabric washed Regular fit Raw-edge, off-the-shoulder neckline Front kangaroo pocket.

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StopLine3 Ladies Perfect Weight 3/4-Sleeve Tee
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Water Protectors Thunderbird, "Stop Line 3," Tri-Blend Lace 3/4-Sleeve Tee T Shirt "No Mines ... No Pipelines ... Honor the Earth," printed on the back. Artwork hand-drawn by California Native, Anthony Sul and printed at White Earth Reservation (Pine Point) area in Ponsford, MN.

Garment Description: An effortless, perfect tee for everyday wear. 4.3-ounce, 100% ring spun combed cotton. Lace insets down the shoulders and arms add a feminine touch to this heathered tee

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The Art of Indigenous Resistance: Call for Artists

Open call for art! Individual artists are invited to apply to this call. 

Dead line is March 3, 2017

The Art of Indigenous Resistance is a traveling exhibition of work by indigenous artists curated by Honor the Earth. The exhibition is made up of both printed and original works of art that highlights Honor the Earth’s 32 years of Indigenous outreach and community resistance in correspondence with the art and activism theme. We would like to add to the exhibition new works of art highlighting social & environmental injustices across indian country. This exhibition is purposefully shown in urban communities to highlight where most metropolitan areas get their water, energy, food. This exhibition is going into its fifth year. 

Shows lined up for 2017 are: Salt Lake City, UT, Toronto, San Francisco, Bellingham, Los Angeles and Claremont, CA. 

Current Artists: John Isaiah Pepion, Jaque Fragua, Votan, Gregg Deal, Nani Chacon, Kim Smith, Tom Greyeyes, Jackie Fawn, Remy Fredenberg, Jaycee Beyale, Lucie Skjefte and more

For more information contact: Kim Smith

Graphic design by: Alexandra Barton 

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Honor the Earth with Owe Aku are working from the Standing Rock reservation to challenge the Dakota Access pipeline. We have been involved in the opposition to the pipeline for the past few months, with our support for the Red Warrior Camp and the Sacred Stone Camp.  The situation is moving very quickly out there; and needs urgent attention. While thousands of people are on site at Standing Rock to oppose the pipeline; the North Dakota governor has called this a state of emergency.   This may allow for significantly more law enforcement and possibly the National Guard

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HONOR THE EARTH is committed to Standing Rock Reservation opposing Dakota Access pipeline

Honor the Earth is committed to working with the people of the Standing Rock Reservation to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline. We are supporting our relatives at the Red Warrior Camp (direct action camp) where we have put our Honor the Earth tipi at the camp as a stance of our support with our team as well supporting Sacred Stone Camp. Over the course of the past days, we have been there... with legal counsel, media, and hard working Anishinaabe people to say that we do not want the Enbridge Sandpiper in our territory nor do we want the Dakota Access pipeline. We are "Protectors NOT Protesters

Minnesota tribe invokes treaty rights in fight to stop pipeline - Wild Rice

The Importance of Manoomin, our Wild Rice.

WHITE EARTH RESERVATION, Minn. — Todd Thompson stood at the end of a handmade wooden pier, some of the planks cracked and bowed. He stared out onto the lake. Under the bright blue sky, a dozen or more fat cumulus clouds cast shadows on the water. Short green stalks of wild rice poked up from the depths, covering the surface like a thick carpet, swaying gently with each passing breeze.

Aspens lined the lake’s edge, and birds sang from their hiding places in the reeds. Mosquitoes whined in their search for fresh blood.

“It might be a good year this year,” said Thompson, referring to the upcoming wild rice harvest. “It don’t look patchy, like it’s been.”

His father, Leonard Thompson, agreed as he made his way to the edge of the pier to stand next to his son and eye the growing green stalks. By fall, the rice would be at least waist high, and when rice harvesting was at its peak, there were up to 500 canoes out on the lake, each harvesting as much as 200 pounds of wild rice per day.

“I would imagine this lake has been riced on for the last two or three thousand years, at least,” said the elder Thompson. “It’s just a part of our identity.”

But those ancient rice beds face an unsure future: The proposed $2.6 billion Sandpiper crude oil pipeline, if built, will carry petroleum from the Bakken oilfields in North Dakota through Minnesota to refineries in Wisconsin, cutting through the heart of the White Earth Nation’s wild rice beds.

To secure the route, Enbridge Inc., the company overseeing the pipeline, hopes to exercise the power of eminent domain, the right to take land from owners who refuse to sell to them — in this case, the White Earth Nation.

To stop the pipeline, the White Earth Nation is invoking its treaty rights. Building the Sandpiper pipeline, its members say, in addition to possible breaks and spills, would violate their rights to use the land for hunting, fishing or harvesting wild rice — rights established by treaty.

The fundamental divide between Enbridge and the White Earth Nation reflects the increasingly combative debate over oil pipelines and Indian Country, from the Keystone XL to the Prince Rupert in Canada. And on White Earth, the Sandpiper, in some circles, has become a surrogate for a broader fight to protect wild rice, the environment and the Anishinaabe way of life.

“It’s an iron spike through the heart of the wild rice beds,” said Bob Shimek, the executive director of the White Earth Land Recovery Project. “It is an iron spike through the heart of the Anishinaabe and the way of life that wild rice supports. That is what is at stake here.”

Read morehttp://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/6/24/minnesota-tribe-invokes-treaty-rights-in-fight-to-stop-pipeline.html

Support Honor The Earth, " Pipeline Line Free ," Manoomin - Ojibwe Wild Rice

Support Honor The Earth, "Pipeline Line Free," Manoomin - Ojibwe Wild Rice

Manoomin: Food That Grows on the Water by TheWays.org

The Importance of Manoomin to the Ojibwe People.

Keep this tradition going for all Anishinaabe people, “because we believe if we stop that tradition, the world is going to stop. That’s why it’s important for Indian people to keep on with our traditions and our spiritual thinking because if we stop, what if the world does stop?”