5000 miles from Grand Bois. Red Road to Paris.

5000 miles from Grand Bois. Red Road to Paris. There is a place in south Louisiana that the people call Grand Bois (Big Woods). My relatives from the Houma Nation have called this place home for hundreds of years. It lies just south of a federal manmade shipping canal (used primarily for the oil and […]

Indigenous activists stage coup denouncing REDD at COP21

Inside the COP21 Solutions Concert, The Indigenous Environmental Network staged an action in coordination with Xiuhtezcatl Tonatiuh, denouncing the false solutions being peddled by corporations in Paris during the COP21.  Xiuhtezcatl, who received the Community Service Award from President Obama in 2013 and is the youngest of 24 national changemakers chosen to serve on the […]

COP21 Will Not Save our Lands and Territories

COP21 Will Not Save our Lands and Territories by Andrea Landry The twenty-first session of the global climate conference is currently underway in Paris, France. The mandate is for world leaders, primarily colonial leaders, to establish a new global model of growth which will be safe and durable to the planet. Parties to the convention […]

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, ienpipeline@igc.org Tom Goldtooth, IEN Executive Director, ien@igc.org   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 […]