For Immediate Release
Native American COP25 Delegation Demands United States Take Action to Protect Indigenous Women
WASHINGTON - What: Activists from the Indigenous peoples’ COP25 delegation will demonstrate at the U.S. Embassy in Madrid to demand justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
Who: Indigenous Environmental Network, Indigenous Climate Action, It Takes Roots
Where: Embassy of the United States of America, Calle de Serrano, 75, 28006 Madrid
When: Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 10:30 am
Additional notes: In 2016, the Urban Indian Health Institute found that only 116 out of 5,712 cases of MMIWG reported in the United States were recorded in the Department of Justice’s federal missing persons database. Many of these cases have been the direct result of extractive fossil fuels implanting man camps for transient workers near Native American communities. Violence against Indigenous lands begets violence against Indigenous women
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Established in 1990 within the United States, IEN was formed by grassroots Indigenous peoples and individuals to address environmental and economic justice issues (EJ). IEN’s activities include building the capacity of Indigenous communities and tribal governments to develop mechanisms to protect our sacred sites, land, water, air, natural resources, health of both our people and all living things, and to build economically sustainable communities.