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U.S. Officials at Consulate General in Scotland Reject Letter Presented by Indigenous Peoples Urging to Ban Fossil Fuel Leasing & Drilling on Public Land and Waters

Edinburgh, Scotland, November 9, 2021— On Tuesday, November 9th at approximately 11:00 AM GMT, the Indigenous Environmental Network, Cheyenne River Grassroots Collective,  Native Movement and NDN Collective delivered a letter at the entrance of the Consulate General of the U.S. for President Biden and his administration with demands to follow through on his promise to ban federal fossil fuel leasing and drilling on public land and waters. […]

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Hundreds of Indigenous Leaders, Influencers Call on President Biden to Stand with Standing Rock & Shut Down the Illegal Dakota Access Pipeline

February 8, 2021 – A broad coalition of Native-led groups, environmental organizations, and influencers released a letter calling on President Biden and Vice President Harris to stand with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and shut down the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) following the Jan. 27 court ruling that the pipeline is operating illegally without the […]

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Biden Revokes Keystone XL, Indigenous Leaders Celebrate and Push for Stronger Action

Bemidji, MN (January 20, 2021) – Today, President Biden officially revoked the presidential permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. This tar sands project, owned by TC Energy, has been challenged by the Indigenous Environmental Network since its first permit hearings back in 2010. While this is a substantial victory for the Indigenous peoples who have […]

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100+ groups oppose latest nuclear bailout scheme

Washington D.C. December 2, 2020 –  Over 100 groups sent a letter today to Senators opposing the American Nuclear Infrastructure Act, a pro-nuclear bill scheduled for markup today in the Environment and Public Works Committee. The bill would increase uranium mining by mandating the creation of a domestic uranium reserve, subsidize existing reactors in wholesale markets at the expense […]

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Unist’ot’en Matriarchs Arrested as RCMP Continues,TC Energy’s Illegal Invasion on Wet’suwet’en Land

Unist’ot’en Territory, Feb 10, 2020 – A convoy of armed RCMP tactical units has invaded sovereign and unceded Unist’ot’en Territory to enforce TC Energy’s (formerly TransCanada) Coastal GasLink’s injunction. Our Unist’ot’en Matriarchs and lands defenders have been forcibly removed off their lands. Unist’ot’en Matriarchs Freda Huson (Chief Howihkat), Brenda Michell (Chief Geltiy), and Dr. Karla Tait […]

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Native American COP25 Delegation Removed from US Embassy While Trying to Honor Missing and Murdered Women

United States Embassy, Madrid, Spain, December 10, 2019 –  Over 75 Indigenous activists and their allies demonstrated in front of the US Embassy in Madrid, Spain to demand justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women, two-spirits and girls(MMIW). The delegation was removed from the sidewalk by Spain’s National Police and followed for blocks. The police […]

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IEN: Gov. Newsom and CARB Board Vote to Continue Burning Fossil Fuels and Carbon Offsets with Tropical Forest Standard

Sacramento, C.A  Sept. 19, 2019 – Today the California Air Resources Board (CARB) voted to adopt the Tropical Forest Standard (TFS) despite outcry from Indigenous leaders from across the world and their allies. On the eve of a globally-coordinated week of climate strikes that are demanding action, CARB’s decision does nothing more than allow corporations […]

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Bears Ears Prayer Run Alliance: Statement to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

April 19, 2018 – Submitted to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Agenda Item 10 By the Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples I would like to thank the Special Rapporteur, for the opportunity to address Agenda Item 10: Human Rights, to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. I would like […]

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U.S. Senate Tax Bill Will Have Devastating Impacts on the Alaska Native Gwich’in Peoples’

Bemidji, MN December 4, 2017 – Before dawn on Saturday morning, December 2nd, the U.S. Senate passed a monumental tax overhaul with no Democratic support that overwhelmingly benefits corporations and the top 1%. The bill, written by a small panel of Republicans, behind closed doors was rushed to a vote, bypassing regular order that would […]

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Xapuri Declaration: “We reject any form of climate colonialism”

June 20, 2017 – From 26 to 28 May 2017, a meeting took place in Xapuri, in the state of Acre, Brazil. The meeting brought together Apurinã, Huni Kui, Jaminawa, Manchineri and Shawadawa indigenous peoples, representatives of traditional communities, rubber tappers, academics and supporting organisations. The meeting’s theme was, “The effects of environmental / climatic […]

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Dallas Goldtooth, Indigenous Environmental Network: The Fight To Kill Keystone Begins Anew

CANNON BALL, ND, March 24, 2017 – The Indigenous Environmental Network today issued a response to Donald Trump’s announcement that the Keystone XL Pipeline will move forward. The announcement comes on the heels of a flawed state department review greenlighting the project this week.  Dallas Goldtooth, lead organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network’s Keep It […]

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Non-violent Water Protectors attacked with tear gas, water canons, mace, rubber bullets, sound cannons in ND

CANNON BALL, ND, Nov 21, 2016 – On November 20th at approximately 6PM CST over 100 Water Protectors from the Oceti Sakowin and Sacred Stone Camps mobilized to a nearby bridge to remove a barricade that was built by the Morton County Sheriff’s Department and the State of North Dakota. This barricade, built after law […]

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

Cannon Ball, ND October 10, 2016 – 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 Missouri River. The three-judge panel issued its decision Sunday after hearing oral arguments […]

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Hundreds Rally Against Dakota Access Pipeline Outside President Obama’s Final Tribal Nations Summit

Washington, DC September 27, 2016 – In solidarity with the Dakota Access resistance camps at Standing Rock, hundreds gathered outside President Obama’s final White House Tribal Nations Conference yesterday for a rally opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline. The rally was held on the steps of the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium and was organized by the […]

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Over 1200 Archeologists & Museum Directors’ letter to President Obama demanding a halt to DAPL

September 21, 2016 – 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 […]

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Open Letter to President Obama: Halt Construction and Repeal Permits for the Dakota Access Pipeline Project

August 25, 2016 President Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500 Subject: Halt Construction and Repeal the Army Corps of Engineers Permits for the Dakota Access Pipeline Project Dear President Obama: We write to you because we are deeply concerned by the Army Corps of Engineers’ approval of Dakota Access LLC’s […]

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