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. […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]