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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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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Tuesday, February 09, 2021
Standing Rock Youth to Run 93 Miles in Freezing Temperatures to Protest of Dakota Access Pipeline
Date: February 9, 2021 Time: Prayer at 8:00 a.m. CT. Run will start immediately following. Live-stream: https://www.facebook.com/StandingRockYouthCouncil Hashtags: #NoDAPL #ShutdownDAPL #ByeDenDAPL #BuildBackFossilFree Interviews: Youth leaders will be available for interviews throughout the day...
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Friday, February 05, 2021
Standing Rock Lakota Youth Announce 93-mile Relay Run Calling for Biden to Shut Down Dakota Access Pipeline
Today, Lakota youth from the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River tribal nations announced a plan to run over 93 miles back to the Oceti Sakowin Camp site to call on President Biden to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The youth are asking for everyone who stood with Standing Rock four years...
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Friday, January 29, 2021
Critical Dakota Access Pipeline Bond Cancelled in Iowa
On January 7th, 2021 the Westchester Fire Insurance Company, a subsidiary of international insurance corporation Chubb, notified Energy Transfer Partners that it was cancelling a crucial $250,000 bond for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) segment in Iowa. Publication of this bond cancellation comes...
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Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Indigenous Environmental Network Respond to Biden’s Climate Plan
Today, President Joe Biden signed several executive orders to tackle climate change and transition the country to a clean energy economy. The following is a statement from the Indigenous Environmental Network: "While we are excited to see a pause on drilling and fracking on public lands, there is...
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Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Indigenous Environmental Network Responds to US Rejoining the Paris Agreement
Today, President Biden announced that the United States will rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement, reversing the actions of former president Donald Trump. The Indigenous Environmental Network provides the following statement in response: “The Indigenous Environmental Network welcomes the Biden...
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