First Ever Indigenous Women’s Treaty Signed of “North and South”

September 27, 2015 (New York City, NY) Today marked a historic milestone in the movement for environmental justice and indigenous rights. Indigenous women leaders of the North and South Americas signed a first ever treaty agreement declaring solidarity in the movement to protect Mother Earth from extractive industries. “We give thanks for the guidance and […]

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Summer of Our Power

#OurPowerSummer The Climate Justice Alliance’s Summer of Our Power launched on the Summer Solstice—June 21, 2015—in recognition of our interrelated, interdependent, and complementary relationship with Mother Earth. In the face of climate crisis, communities on the frontlines of the impacts are also at the forefront of the struggle to create solutions that are healthy and […]

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Tribal Nations Ask President Obama to Reject KXL and Request Emergency Meeting with Department of Interior

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Gay Kingman, Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association, (605) 721-6168 Dallas Goldtooth, Indigenous Environmental Network, (507) 412-7609 Robert Flying Hawk, Yankton Sioux Chairman, (605) 384-3804 Tribal Nations Ask President Obama to Reject KXL and Request Emergency Meeting with Department of Interior   Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association concerned about exclusion of Tribal interests […]

Leaders of the Paiter Suruí ask that the carbon project with Natura be terminated – new post on REDD-Monitor

The Paiter-Suruí REDD project in Brazil is often held up as a successful indigenous-led REDD project. In December 2014, REDD-Monitor published an English translation of an interview by CIMI(the Indigenous Missionary Council) with Henrique Suruí in which he gives a completely different opinion of the project. The interview was originally published in CIMI’s publication, Porantim. […]

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IEN Response to Sen. Murkowski’s Comments on Tsimshian “Gavel”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Response to Senator Murkowski’s Actions and Comments in Senate Meeting on KXL Bill   January 9, 2015 – The Indigenous Environmental Network is dismayed by the actions and comments made yesterday by Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), in her first day as the new chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources’ Committee. […]

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Dine’ walk against fracking | Nihígaal béé Íina: Our Journey For Existence

On January 6, 2015, we will start from the fireplace and doorway of Diné Bikéyah, at Dził Nahodiłii (Huerfano, NM), the homeplace place of our people, which is threatened by fracking. There are over 400 proposed drill sites and within the past couple months over 100 have been started in the region. From there we […]

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Indigenous Women: Earth Defenders Speak Out from the Front Lines of Climate Change

We hear from a panel of indigenous women from around the world who met off-site Monday to share their solutions to climate change. The event, hosted by the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network, featured indigenous women leaders on the front lines of defending the Earth from exploitation by fossil fuel companies. ALICIA CAHUIYA ITECA: […]

NO KXL DAKOTA prepares for SD PUC Dec 9th hearing on TransCanada Keystone’s motion to restrict information available for recertifying pipeline

NO KXL DAKOTA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, December 5, 2014 CONTACT:   Faith Spotted Eagle, (605) 481-0416 Dallas Goldtooth, Indigenous Environmental Network, (507) 412-7609 Sabrina King, Dakota Rural Action, (605) 939-0527   NO KXL DAKOTA prepares for SD PUC Dec 9th hearing on TransCanada Keystone’s motion to restrict information available for recertifying pipeline Pierre, SD – […]

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International Tribunal issues verdicts on 12 cases of violations to climate, nature and communities

Panel finds corporations, United Nations and governments guilty of violating nature’s rights. Lima, Peru (Dec. 7, 2014)– The International Tribunal for the Rights of Nature judged twelve international and domestic cases; examining the violation of the rights of peoples and nature committed by corporations, The United Nations, and governmental entities. The judgments reference the legal […]