Indigenous activists stage coup denouncing REDD at COP21

Inside the COP21 Solutions Concert, The Indigenous Environmental Network staged an action in coordination with Xiuhtezcatl Tonatiuh, denouncing the false solutions being peddled by corporations in Paris during the COP21.  Xiuhtezcatl, who received the Community Service Award from President Obama in 2013 and is the youngest of 24 national changemakers chosen to serve on the […]

COP21 Will Not Save our Lands and Territories

COP21 Will Not Save our Lands and Territories by Andrea Landry The twenty-first session of the global climate conference is currently underway in Paris, France. The mandate is for world leaders, primarily colonial leaders, to establish a new global model of growth which will be safe and durable to the planet. Parties to the convention […]

“Kindy Challwa” Canoe of Life of the Kichwa First People of Sarayaku

[Espanol Abajo] “Kindy Challwa” Canoe of Life of the Kichwa First People of Sarayaku by Sarayaku communications team   After a long adventure of over a year – after the idea was born, after selecting the tree, after building the canoe, after being transported to the city, after having to respond to the demands of […]

Indigenous Environmental Network COP21 Delegation Responds to announcement of Canada’s support of 1.5 Climate Target

For Immediate Release December 8th, 2015 Contact: Dallas Goldtooth, Indigenous Environmental Network, France: +33 75 1413 823, US: + 708 515-6158, dallas@ienearth.org   Indigenous Environmental Network COP21 Delegation Responds to announcement of Canada’s support of 1.5 Climate Target Paris, France – Indigenous peoples from Canada, U.S. and the world were initially elated to hear that […]

Historic Kayak Action demands Indigenous Peoples Rights in Paris Climate Accord

For Immediate Release: December 6th, 2015   Contact: Dallas Goldtooth, Indigenous Environmental Network, France: +33 75 1413 823, US: + 708 515-6158, dallas@ienearth.org Historic Kayak Action demands Indigenous Peoples Rights in Paris Climate Accord Paris –  An all-Indigenous flotilla of kayaks took to the waters of Paris today, followed by a press conference featuring Indigenous […]

Indigenous Rights on Chopping Block of UN COP21 Paris Climate Accord

Immediate Release December 4th, 2015 Press Contacts: North America Dallas Goldtooth, Indigenous Environmental Network, dallas@ienearth.org, 1-708-515-6158 EU Suzanne Dhaliwal, Indigenous Environmental Network, UK Tar Sands Network suzanne@no-tar-sands.org +447772694327 Paris – Saturday – December 5th – On Friday December 4th, Indigenous Peoples from around the globe demonstrated inside the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC/COP21) […]

Indigenous Flotilla of Kayaks & Press Conference Demanding True Climate Solutions at COP21

                   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Saturday, December 5, 2015 Contact: Dallas Goldtooth, Indigenous Environmental Network, France: +33 75 1413 823, US: (708) 515-6158, dallas@ienearth.org Andrew Miller, Amazon Watch, (202) 423-4828, andrew@amazonwatch.org Jonathon Berman, Sierra Club, (202) 495-3033, jonathon.berman@sierraclub.org   ***Media Advisory*** Indigenous Flotilla of Kayaks & Press Conference Demanding True Climate Solutions at COP21   […]

Indigenous Peoples Visions to Confront Climate Change

2 December 2015, by Tayjasaruta (Sarayaku) This Wednesday, December the 2nd, the delegation from Sarayaku (Ecuadorian Amazon) participated in the panel discussion titled, “Indigenous Peoples Visions to Confront Climate Change” in the Climate Generations space at the COP21. They presented before a group of more than five hundred audience members, anthropologists, and recognized scientists. Our […]

PRESS CONFERENCE: “REDD: Contradiction and Violation of the Sacred”

(Dec 1, 2015) Indigenous leaders, Tom Goldtooth, Gloria Ushigua, Alberto Saldamondo, and Berenice Sanchez spoke at the COP 21 at a Press Conference on how REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation) violates Natural Law and the Sacred. REDD, a carbon offset mechanism with forests and ecosystems, is a major part of the false solutions […]