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April 2021 NCRN Newsletter 
Empowering the Rights of Communities!
Recognizing the Rights of Nature!

Spring is Nature's way of saying, "Let's party!"  ~ Robin Williams

Happy Spring!

As we observe the flowers bloom, the trees leaf out, the birds flit and nest and the soil warm, we once again experience Nature's Spring of renewal and regeneration. For so many of us, the deep reverence for and connection with Nature and the knowing that we ARE Nature compels us to expend maximum effort to protect Her. And that can lead to depletion of our own energies...

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.  ~ John Burroughs

...then there are the endless meetings, correspondence and organizing that prevent us from giving ourselves the essential gift of being outside; in our yards, neighborhoods, woods or parks. Sitting, gardening, walking or lying on the earth and looking at the sky.

May you take the time and reap the benefits that Nature has to offer.

Please scroll to TAKE ACTION for: 

You are invited to join:

  • Shannon Biggs of Movement Rights 4/28 8 pm EST
  • Beyond Earth Day: Earth-Centric Solutions by Disaster or Design 4/29 8 pm EST
We have compiled a few short videos that made us laugh and we hope they do the same for you.

Much appreciation for your continued efforts and support, 

Susie Beiersdorfer
President NCRN Board

What I stand for is what I stand on.  ~ Wendell Berry

Protect Thacker Pass
Thursday April 22    6 PM PT, 9 PM EST
Join meeting:
Passcode: 0422#

Protect Thacker Pass is a group of people who are resisting the Thacker Pass lithium mining project. They believe this land should be protected forever. Check them out.

Please! join an online event with the Thacker Pass Concerned Citizens group and the Nevada Department of Environmental Protection (NDEP) on Thursday April 22 at 6:00PM Pacific Time.

Your role will be to show support for the locals and to make sure NDEP knows we are watching and pushing for them to deny the air and water permits still needed by Lithium Nevada to construct the mine.

Please join the event so that NDEP knows people are paying attention and to demonstrate strong opposition to the Thacker Pass mine.

*** Our local allies have requested that non-locals be polite and allow locals to speak. ***

To join the meeting:
Passcode: 0422#
Click to call from Mobile (audio only)
United States: +1 (877) 422-8614, 8827567#, 0422#
Join us! With Shannon Biggs,
co-founder of Movement Rights

Wednesday April 28, 8 pm

Shannon Biggs co-founded Movement Rights in 2014 to work with tribes and primarily communities of color to align human laws with the laws of the natural world. Prior to that she was with Global Exchange for 12 years, where she directed Community & Nature’s Rights program. At that time she was among a handful of US organizers to articulate and spread the ideas that have become a vibrant global movement for the Rights of Nature. She is a co-founder and Executive Committee member of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature.

Movement Rights is a climate justice organization working with national and global climate allies, sovereign Indigenous Nations and communities. They have helped thousands of people connect the dots between the critical time we find ourselves in and the solutions that Indigenous people have always known: human activity must take place within the natural system of laws that govern life on Earth.

Please register and join us on Zoom:

MTA's Proposed 28th Constitutional Amendment
Action: Have you signed the Motion to Amend?

...Artificial Entities Such as Corporations Do Not Have Constitutional Rights.
The rights protected by the Constitution of the United States are the rights of natural persons only.
Sign on HERE.

NCRN hosted a presentation and discussion with Greg Coleridge, Move To Amend's (MTA) Outreach Director. Watch the 1 hour YouTube video of February 24, 2021
For more vital NCRN recordings, watch HERE.
Videos to Enjoy

How Wolves Change Rivers (4:33)
From Sustainable Human website

I will be a hummingbird - Wangari Maathai (2:00)

Nature's Prescription [Rx]:

“If everytime you are in nature, you think Gosh, I really should spend more time in Nature, then spend more time in Nature."

CELDF Webinars:
Beyond Earth Day
Earth-Centric Solutions by Disaster or Design - April 29, 8:00 pm EST

Check out this LINK for previous Beyond Earth Day videos:
Green Illusions: Confronting the Earth Day Myth,  April 1, 2021
Intersectionality: Why Racial Justice is Essential to the Environmental Movement,  April 15, 2021

ORCRN and CELDF Webinar:
Protecting Mother Earth: The history, legacy and possibilities as experienced by Native Americans with Dina Gilio-Whitaker, Elliott Moffett and Joe Scott. April 14, 2021

Our Community Rights calendar is for CR, RoN or related events. Please email details to the NCRN at

Link to NCRN Calendar

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VACRN has been creating some great Monthly Newsletters. Here’s April:
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