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. […]

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 […]

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 – […]

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 […]

OUR MESSAGE at the UNFCCC COP 20 in Lima, Peru Dec. 2014

We are in a historic moment wherein world leaders will continue drafting a new global treaty agreement on climate change this year in Lima at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference on Parties (COP). The final agreement is then expected to be signed in 2015 at the COP 21 in Paris. […]

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 […]