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 […]

Indigenous Environmental Network Delegation Travels to Paris for UN Climate Talks

MEDIA ADVISORY November 24, 2015 Press Contacts: Dallas Goldtooth, IEN Media-Comms Coordinator, Tom Goldtooth, IEN Executive Director,   Indigenous Environmental Network Delegation Travels to Paris for UN Climate Talks Over 45 Frontline Leaders Will Participate Inside and Outside COP21 Bemidji, MN – The Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) is taking a delegation of over […]

No War, No Warming – Build an Economy for People and Planet

  MEDIA ADVISORY November 23, 2015 Despite the ban on Protest in Paris, we will be there to raise our voices against war, racism and pollution profiteering. We stand in solidarity with the countless victims of recent violence in Paris, Beirut, and Mali, as well as their families and loved ones. The It Takes Roots […]

The Road to Paris: A Report by Alberto Saldamando

 Report on Climate Change and the Negotiations for Paris Alberto Saldamando, Indigenous Environmental Network, November 17, 2015 The Road to Paris: The Kyoto Protocol uses as a base the States’ emission of GHG in 1990. And the reductions of emissions are measured in tons of GHG and are legally binding. But since the Cancun COP in [...]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]