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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Friday, February 07, 2020
Peaceful Indigenous Land Defenders Threatened With Violence
Watch this video of heavily militarized police invading #Wetsuweten territories. Right now dozens of militarized police with assault rifles and dogs have been deployed against unarmed Wet’suwet’en land defenders on unceded Indigenous land. Here’s more on the ground video that was captured. At least...
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Friday, January 17, 2020
TC Energy Files Pre-Construction Plan for KXL Despite Ongoing Lawsuits
Despite ongoing lawsuits, TC Energy (formerly TransCanada) has filed a status report with a United States District Court outlining their plan to begin pre-construction activities and construction on their Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline 2020. This construction would include preparations for man camps...
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Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Native American COP25 Delegation Removed from US Embassy While Trying to Honor Missing and Murdered Womxn
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...
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Monday, December 09, 2019
Native American COP25 Delegation Demands United States Take Action to Protect Indigenous Women
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...
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Thursday, October 31, 2019
TC Energy Shuts Down Keystone 1 Pipeline After Major Leak
TC Energy (Formerly TransCanada) announced their Keystone 1 pipeline has been shut down after a half-mile leak was found just north of Edinburg, North Dakota. This leak comes the day after water protectors disrupted a hearing about the Keystone XL pipeline in Billings, M.T. This is not the first...
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Friday, September 13, 2019
The Gwich’in Nation Vows to Protect Sacred Lands in the Arctic Refuge
The Gwich’in Nation vowed to protect sacred lands Thursday after the Bureau of Land Management released a Final Environmental Impact Statement promoting oil & gas exploitation in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The document is the result of a hasty, flawed, inadequate, and secretive review...
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Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Inexorable Solidarity With the Indigenous Peoples of Brazil
As the fires rage on in Brazil, the Climate Justice Alliance (CJA) stands in solidarity with the Indigenous peoples of the Amazon as they fight back against the war being waged on them by Brazilian President Bolsonaro. His racist and unapologetically illogical positions are a dangerous mix for all...
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Friday, August 23, 2019
Coalition Outraged Over Nebraska Supreme Court Decision and Committed to Fight KXL
Early Friday morning, the Nebraska Supreme Court issued a decision denying the landowners’ appeal and upholding the Nebraska Public Service Commissions decision on the in-state route of Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska. The appeal was struck down after a year of work by grassroots advocates to...
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Friday, August 23, 2019
Joint Statement on the Amazon Rainforest Fires and Brazilian President Jair Bolonsaro’s War on Indignenous
“It’s a shame that the Brazilian cavalry hasn’t been as efficient as the Americans, who exterminated the Indians.” “The Indians do not speak our language, they do not have money, they do not have culture. They are native peoples. How did they manage to get 13% of the national territory.” “There is...
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Tuesday, June 25, 2019
IEN Responds to Governor Inslee’s Freedom from Fossil Fuels Plan
Presidential candidate Governor Jay Inslee released a bold plan to prevent climate chaos today, titled Freedom from Fossil Fuels . The plan lays the groundwork for America to transition from its dependency on fossil fuels and advocates for a just transom towards a sustainable, renewable economy...
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