Indigenous Environmental 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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Thursday, April 29, 2021
IEN Statement on the Thrive Act
The Indigenous Environmental Network champions the THRIVE act because it represents the historic opportunity for Congress to act big and bold on climate, care, jobs, and justice. By passing a transformational economic recovery and infrastructure package that puts 15 million people to work,...
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Thursday, April 22, 2021
IEN Statement on Biden’s First Day of the Summit on Climate Change
Today, President Biden has world governmental leaders attending his virtual Leaders Summit on Climate Change. The world governments invited include 17 countries responsible for about 80% of all global emissions. Our Indigenous Environmental Network is watching for the outcome of this summit on what...
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Friday, April 09, 2021
Biden Administration/Army Corps Allows Illegal Dakota Access Pipeline to Continue to Flow Despite Impacted Indigenous Opposition
The Army Corp announced today that they will not be shutting down the Dakota Access pipeline despite it lacking the proper operating and environmental permits. This move continues to ignore the treaties and voices of the Standing Rock Tribal Nation who have been vocal about their opposition to the...
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Friday, April 09, 2021
Before Army Corp Meeting Standing Rock Youth Rally Outside of MHA Nation’s Council Meeting
Yesterday, Standing Rock Youth ran to the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation’s Council Meeting asking Tribal Chairman Mark Fox to uphold his campaign promise and fight to #ShutdownDAPL and consult with them directly. Joining Standing Rock Youth the day before the Biden Administration is court-...
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021
World’s 60 Largest Banks Have Poured $3.8 Trillion Into Fossil Fuels Since Paris Agreement
Released today, the 12th edition of the most comprehensive report published to date on fossil fuel financing documents an alarming disconnect between the global scientific consensus on climate change and the continued business practices of the world’s largest financial institutions. This year’s...
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Tuesday, February 23, 2021
The Indigenous Environmental Network Supports Representative Deb Haaland in Her Confirmation Hearing
The Indigenous Environmental Network enthusiastically supports President Biden’s nomination of Representative Debra Haaland to the cabinet position of Secretary of the Department of the Interior in her confirmation hearing tomorrow. Representative Haaland leading the DOI is a historic and necessary...
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Thursday, February 18, 2021
Frontline Organizations Demand a Just Recovery After Millions are Left to Freeze in the Face of Another Climate Catastrophe in Texas & the Southeast
As our neighbors burn furniture to stay warm amidst widespread power outages in below freezing temperatures, this arctic weather event, fueled by the climate crisis, has exposed the vulnerability of the Texas power grid and its failure to effectively serve its people. It is clear how much we need a...
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Friday, February 12, 2021
Thousands of Activists Push Biden to End Fossil Fuel Era
Thousands of activists across the nation ran, rallied, and posted on social media as part of a week of action, calling on President Biden to Build Back Fossil Free . Activists organized socially-distanced events from San Francisco to Standing Rock to St. James Parish, Louisiana, urging President...
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Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Standing Rock Youth Council Ask President Biden to Shut Down DAPL and Line 3 Pipelines as They Finish 93-Mile Run in Protest
The Standing Rock Youth Council completed a 9 3-mile relay run yesterday across the Standing Rock Sioux Nation, from Timber Lake to Cannonball River—the site of the historic #NoDAPL Oceti Sakowin camp from more than four years ago. “We did this for one simple reason: the Dakota Access pipeline is...
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Tuesday, February 09, 2021
Indigenous Water Protector Jailed in North Dakota for Refusing to Cooperate With Secret Grand Jury, Steve Martinez Takes Principled Stand Against Use of Grand Jury to Repress Indigenous Environmental Movement
Water Protector Steve Martinez is confined in Burleigh County Detention Center after refusing, on principle, to give testimony before a federal grand jury. This Grand Jury, like the one at which Martinez refused to testify four years ago, ostensibly involves a criminal investigation into events...
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