Indigenous Environment Network

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.

Releases by this organization

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Friday, June 02, 2017
Dakota Access Pipeline is Officially Operational
Yesterday, June 1st, Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), the parent company of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) announced that DAPL is officially fully operational. This comes just a week after documents were leaked by a TigerSwan contractor revealing that Energy Transfer Partners was involved in...
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
IEN Responds to Reports of Leaks in Dakota Access Pipeline
Today, the Indigenous Environmental Network is responding to reports that the Dakota Access Pipeline experienced its first spill at a pumping station near Crandon, South Dakota, 22 days before it is June 1 deadline to go into full operation. This spill follows increased scrutiny of Energy Transfer...
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Thursday, February 23, 2017
The Indigenous Environment Network Responds to Forced Evacuation of DAPL Resistance Camps
At 2 pm CT on February 22, 2017, water protectors at the Oceti Sakowin camp were evicted by the Army Corps of Engineers. Despite efforts from camp leaders requesting more time to clean up the camp, the Army Corp remained firm with its plans to vacate the camp. The Army Corp claims jurisdiction of...
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Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Indigenous Environmental Network: Trump Can’t Build DAPL Without a Fight
Today the Army Corps of Engineers notified Congress that it will grant an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline in the next 24 hours, trampling a planned environmental and tribal consultation review process. Statement from Tom Goldtooth, Executive Director of the Indigenous Environmental Network...
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Friday, January 20, 2017
Indigenous Groups Protest Outside Trump Gala Sponsored by Kochs and Phillips 66
On the eve of the 58th presidential inauguration, indigenous leaders of the Indigenous Environmental Network and youth of the International Indigenous Youth Council led a march and a flash round dance to send a message to Trump and Big Oil. At 7PM EST nearly one hundred people gathered on the steps...
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Sunday, December 04, 2016
Indigenous Environmental Network Issues Statement on Obama Administration’s Dakota Access Pipeline Denial
Following an announcement from the Obama Administration announcing a denial of an easement permit for the Missouri River, the Indigenous Environmental Network released a statement thanking supporters. Dallas Goldtooth , lead organizer for the IEN, said: “Today, the Obama Administration has told us...
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Friday, December 02, 2016
Water Protectors Deliver Donations to Morton County Officers
On Friday December 2nd at approximately 2pm CST Water Protectors from Oceti Sakowin camp will fulfill a donation list that the Morton County Sheriff's Department released on November 22, 2016. The Oceti Sakowin headsman will join veterans, youth, and women leaders and stand with Leonard Crow Dog...
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Thursday, November 17, 2016
Indigenous Representatives from Across the World Stand with Standing Rock During COP22 Marrakech
On November 17, 2016 , Representatives of Indigenous Peoples from all regions of the world representing the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change, as well as many international allies will raise their voices in solidarity with the Standing Rock Lakota Nation in their defense of...
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016
View from the Ground: Seven Days of DAPL Successes and Setbacks
The battle over the land through which the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) would span remains fully fledged as the unprecedented intertribal gathering at the encampments at Standing Rock continues its resistance to the $3.8 billion dollar Energy Transfer Partners and Enbridge project. Events over the...
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016
As Army Corps Offers Concessions, Water Protectors Reiterate Demands
Today the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a statement offering to consult with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe about ways to proceed with the Lake Oahe crossing. While this is a step in the right direction, this ignores the demands made by the tribes, the grassroots encampment, countless allied...
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