Mauna Kea makes #12 on the list:********
by John Ahni Schertow
December 21, 2015
Good news. Sometimes, it comes in the form of a cancelled hydro dam that spares 20,000 people from the burden of displacement. Other times, it takes the shape of a simple court admission that Indigenous Peoples do actually make the best conservationists.
In this day in age such stories are incredibly rare. They are even more difficult to find amidst the constant deluge of media that doesn’t matter. That makes them all the more valuable.
Indigenous rights victories give us all pause to celebrate, to reflect and to rejuvenate our own quests for justice.
May we encounter 10,000 more victories just like these in 2016!