Welcome to Issue 77.1 of Digestable, your thrice-weekly mouthful of real things happening in the world, minus alarmist pandemic news.
Today’s news, fermented:
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All last week, Indigenous-led protests took over DC for the People vs Fossil Fuels mobilization. The demand: that Biden actually act on climate, instead of letting floundering and letting John Kerry call himself a hero.
Tomorrow, on the heels of this powerful action in which upwards of 500 people were arrested, call into the White House to rise to the occasion that is the climate catastrophe.
If you’re in need of a primer on how colonization has impacted Indigenous people on this land, check out this beautiful web series, or read this blog on Orange Shirt Day, which commemorates young Indigenous people lost to the violence of residential schools.
Here’s Bear’s Ears, the national monument stripped of protections by the previous administration, now under new protection thanks to the mobilization of native folks.