Peruvian indigenous groups took control of an airport near an oil block in the Amazon on Monday. (Photo: Andrew Miller/Twitter)

Indigenous Groups Occupy Airport Near Amazon Oil Reserves

Peruvian indigenous groups took control of an airport near an oil block in the Amazon on Monday. (Photo: Andrew Miller/Twitter) A large group of indigenous Peruvian community members took control of an airport in the Andoas region of the Amazon on Monday to protest Argentine energy company Pluspetrol, which they say is polluting the land […]

Frontline voices call for Climate Justice, shut out of process

Frontline communities gathered for the People’s Climate Justice Summit following the historic Peoples Climate March on September 21, 2014 in New York City. We held a People’s Tribunal as global corporate and government leaders gathered across the street, allowing only a very small number of civil society representatives to join. One of those delegates, Kandi […]

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Musician Sting: Why I Am Walking with the Indigenous Bloc in People’s Climate March

The world-renowned musician and activist Sting stopped by Democracy Now for the three-hour special from the People’s Climate March to talk about why he is marching with indigenous activists on the front lines of the environmental movement. “The indigenous peoples’ message has been consistent from the beginning: We are in danger,” Sting says. “These people […]

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Kandi Mossett of IEN and the Climate Justice Alliance Critiques the U.N.

(New York City) The Climate Justice Alliance, of which the Indigenous Environmental Network is a member of, released a Statement to World Leaders and President Obama at the United Nations Climate Summit on September 23, 2014. “This Sunday, over 400,000 people marched on the streets of New York City in solidarity with communities around the […]

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Meet Josephine Mandamin (Anishinaabekwe), The “Water Walker”

With a copper pail of water in one hand and a staff in the other, Josephine Mandamin, an Anishabaabewe grandmother took on a sacred walk, traversing over 10,900 miles around each of the Great Lakes. She is known as the “Water Walker.” According to the Michigan Sea Grant, the Great Lakes shoreline is equal to […]

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Press Release: Social Movements representing more than 200 million people around the world denounce corporate take-over of Ban Ki-Moon Climate Summit

Press Release: Social Movements representing more than 200 million people around the world denounce corporate take-over of Ban Ki-Moon Climate Summit Social movements such as La Via Campesina, OilWatch International, Migrants Rights International, Global Forest Coalition, the Indigenous Environmental Network, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, ATTAC France and more than 330 organizations (1), representing more than […]

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Indigenous Peoples at Forefront of Historic People’s Climate March in New York City

Indigenous Peoples at Forefront of Historic People’s Climate March in New York City Dina Gilio-Whitaker 9/4/14 originally posted in: http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com With climate change a no-brainer in the credible scientific world, and more and more people—indigenous and non-Native alike—experiencing firsthand its effects on the ground, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has summoned world leaders for […]