The Indigenous Environmental Network responds to U.S. Court of Appeals Injunction Denial to Halt DAPL Construction within 20 Miles of Missouri River

For Immediate Release: October 10th, 2016 Press Contacts: Dallas Goldtooth, 708-515-6158, Kandi Mossett, 701-214-1389, Cannon Ball, ND – The U.S. Court of Appeals Sunday night rejected the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s request for a temporary injunction to halt construction of the Dakota Access pipeline thru traditional unceded Oceti Sakowin treaty lands near the […]

Water Protectors Across Midwest Continue to Stop Active Construction of Dakota Access Pipeline & Dispel Accusations of Violence

For Immediate Release: September 27, 2016 Contacts: Dallas Goldtooth (IEN),, (507) 412-7609 Tara Houska (HTE),, (612) 226-9404 Cody Hall (RWC),, (605) 220-2531 Cannon Ball, North Dakota – On Monday, North Dakota news outlet WDAY-TV published a report on a #NoDAPL action in North Dakota that occurred the day prior. The report alleges […]

United Nation Experts Validate Standing Rock Sioux Opposition To Dakota Access Pipeline

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 23, 2016 Media Contact: Tom Goldtooth, (218) 760-0442 United Nation Experts Validate Standing Rock Sioux Opposition To Dakota Access Pipeline Cannon Ball, North Dakota (23 Sept. 2016) –   United Nations Expert, the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, released a statement yesterday calling upon the United States […]

Over 1200 Archeologists & Museum Directors just sent a letter to President Obama demanding a halt to Dakota Access Pipeline destruction of cultural sites!

In an amazing act of solidarity, over 1200 archaeologists, anthropologists, historians and museum directors sent a letter to President Obama, urging the White House administration to halt construction on the Dakota Access pipeline to prevent the destruction of cultural resources. It is unusual for museums to engage in this type of advocacy, but speaks to the […]


  For Immediate Release: August 23, 2016 Contact: LaDonna Allard (CSS),, (701) 426-2064 Dallas Goldtooth (IEN),, (507) 412-7609 Tara Houska (HTE),, (612) 226-9404 The historic gathering of tribes from across the continent in opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline continues in the face of aggressive state repression and media manipulation.  Last Friday, […]