Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN)

$4,000 to support community organizing to push for free, prior and informed consent and other land reform in Ontario building from the government’s commitment to protect 225,000 square kilometers of the Far North Boreal region.

Mountain Justice (fiscally sponsored by Coal River Mountain Watch)

$1,000 to support the 2010 Mountain Justice Summer Training Camp, consisting of ten days of training, strategizing, bonding, service and action for veteran and novice activists and for people living both within and outside of the coalfields of Appalachia to cultivate the skills and visions needed to abolish mountaintop removal and build vibrant, healthy, self-reliant communities.

Keeper of the Mountains Foundation

$1,500 to support Larry Gibson’s tireless work bringing thousands of people to witness the destruction caused by mountaintop removal coal mining to help build a movement to ensure his ancestral land on Kayford Mountain in West Virginia will not become a part of the 7,000 acre MTR site that surrounds it today.

Coal River Mountain Watch

$1577 to support the Coal River Valley Wind Project, a proposed wind farm on Coal River Mountain in southern West Virginia that would provide an alternative to the planned mountaintop removal coal mining operation.

Black Mesa Water Coalition

$1577 to support work by this inter-tribal community organization to address environmental justice and Indigenous Rights issues in the Southwest, including efforts to keep the world’s largest coal company, Peabody, from mining on Dine’ and Hopi traditional homelands.

Grassy Narrows Women’s Drum Group

$5,000 to support a three day gathering of youth from Grassy Narrows (who were the catalysts and initiators of the community’s blockade of their traditional territory) and other First Nations communities.

Eyak Preservation Council

$5,000 in support for resistance to the proposed Shepard Point deep water port and road, which would bring a cascade effect of development threats to the Copper River Delta, Prince William Sound and vital wild salmon habitat, all under the pretext of creating an oil spill response port, for which there are 2 well-research alternate locations that would drastically minimize environmental impact on the region.

Ya’axché Conservation Trust

$1,000 to support a comprehensive advocacy campaign to secure the Government of Belize’s commitment to protected area legislation, specifically focusing on the most recent illegal, environmentally and socially detrimental activity, a proposed hydroelectric facility within the most restricted and perhaps most pristine protected area in the country, Bladen Nature Reserve.

Defenders of the Land

$1,250 to support the organizing of a national day of action with participation from First Nations across Canada, one of the only countries that at the time still opposed the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, to shine a spotlight on the country’s continued policy to remove First Nations’ control over their land and resource base, with the demand that Canada recognize Indigenous communities’ right to self-determination.