DEMOCRACY NOW | “Indigenous Climate Activists: Paris ‘Police State’ is the Reality Frontline Communities Live With” – Nov 30, 2015

(Featuring Indigenous Rising Delegations)

Democracy Now! catches up with Dallas Goldtooth of the comedy group the 1491s, and his father Tom Goldtooth, Executive Director of Indigenous Environmental Network, at The Place to B, a Paris hostel that serves as the center for independent journalists covering COP21. Tom Goldtooth recently won the Gandhi Peace Award. “If you look at the scenario we’re facing right now in Paris, you have a heightened police state, you have unreasonable bureaucracy, limited resources,” Dallas says.
“This is our element as frontline communities. This is the world we exist in.”

NEWSWEEK | “From North Dakota to Paris With Love” – Nov 26, 2015

(Featuring Indigenous Rising Delegate, Kandi Mossett)

“Kandi Mossett [Indigenous Rising Delegate] plans to accompany an extraordinarily influential lobbyist to the United Nations 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21): her 2-year-old daughter, Aiyana. Mossett, a member of the Native American Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara (MHA) Nation, has spent most of her life on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota, which, since 2006, has been the center of what would become the second-largest domestic oil boom in U.S. history.”

BUSINESS INSIDER | “This teen has been leading the fight against climate change since he was six” – Nov 23, 2015

(Featuring Indigenous Rising Delegate, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez)

“Since age six, this “anti-Bieber” has spoken for schools, conferences and events around the world to engage people in the climate change movement. He spoke to the United Nations General Assembly in June, urging the representatives to take immediate action.”

UPRISING | “Climate Justice Activists Speak Out on State Repression and Hopes for a New Treaty, Ahead of COP21” – Nov 20, 2015

“Activist groups in the United States representing people of color, and poor and working class communities, have planned a significant presence at COP21. Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, the Climate Justice Alliance and the Indigenous Environmental Network are leading a delegation of over 75 activists called It Takes Roots.”

APTN | “Could climate change lead to civil war in Canada? Research suggests yes it could” – Nov 17, 2015

(Featuring Indigenous Rising Delegate, Eriel Deranger)

“I guarantee you when it comes to climate change and Indigenous People’s rights, if we don’t do something about it, how many Indigenous communities in the north and the arctic, in rural settings that are reliant on an intact eco system are going to move to the city centers,” said Deranger. “What does that do to the structures that we currently have in place?”

INDIAN COUNTRY TODAY MEDIA NETWORK | “Keystone XL Rejection: Indigenous Resistance Exults, Trudeau ‘Disappointed’” -Nov 6, 2015

“In the fight against Keystone XL our efforts as indigenous peoples, whether Lakota, Dakota, Assiniboine, Ponca, Cree, Dene or other, has always been in the defense of Mother Earth and the sacredness of the water,” said Tom Goldtooth, head of the Indigenous Environmental Network, in a statement. “Today, with this decision, we feel those efforts have been validated. With the rejection of Keystone XL we have…”

CHIMES | “Fracking Fails the Future” – Nov 17, 2015

“Kandi Mossett of the Indigenous Environmental Network states in a Truthdig Article, “A lot of people around me have cancer. I’m a cancer survivor. It has become something that is normal for us. It comes in all forms—bone cancer, lung cancer, uterine cancer and prostate cancer, amongst others. Even before the fracking began we had seven coal-fired power plants in North Dakota. Every inch of our over 11,000 miles of rivers, lakes and streams are already contaminated with mercury.”