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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Monday, October 19, 2020
Federal Judge Denies KXL Injunction Request
Last week, a federal district judge issued a decision denying a long-pending motion for preliminary injunction against construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. This injunction request is a part of an ongoing lawsuit filed by the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) that challenges the legality...
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Monday, October 12, 2020
October 12: Black and Indigenous Liberation Day
A broad international movement to combat racism is emerging: The Black & Indigenous Liberation Movement (BILM). With over 100 grassroots anti-racist and anti-colonial organizations in its midst, this solidarity network lays the groundwork for future collaboration between the struggles of both...
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Friday, October 02, 2020
Indigenous Activists Target Liberty Mutual's Boston Headquarters Demanding They Stop Insuring Tar Sands Projects
Today, the Indigenous Environmental Network and partners delivered a petition to Liberty Mutual’s Boston headquarters, in solidarity with the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Association (GPTCA). On September 2, the GPTCA, which represents 16 sovereign Tribal nations in the Dakotas and Nebraska,...
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Friday, September 18, 2020
Trump Visits Bemidji Minnesota
Later today, Trump will visit northern Minnesota for a campaign rally at the regional Bemidji airport. Bemidji is the international headquarters for the Indigenous Environmental Network and within the territories of the Anishinaabe peoples. Trump sees Minnesota as a key swing state in the 2020...
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Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Democrat's Climate Report Misses the Mark
A new climate report by the Senate Democrats Special Committee on the Climate Crisis was released today. In the report, the committee targets Tribal Nations for carbon pricing projects, omits recommendations to end fossil fuel subsidies and fails to target fossil fuel production overall as a...
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Monday, August 17, 2020
Trump Administration Approves Drilling In Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
On Monday the Trump Administration announced it has completed its review of an oil and gas leasing program in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). With this Record of Decision announcement, Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt has stated that he expects the first round of leasing for...
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Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Indigenous Environmental Network and Partners Launch National Platform to Cultivate a Regenerative Economy
Last week, the Indigenous Environmental Network joined a group of sixteen frontline and climate justice organizations from across the U.S. to announce the creation of the United Frontline Table , a network of alliances, coalitions, and community organizations. This national formation has come...
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Thursday, April 16, 2020
Judge Revokes Permit for Keystone XL Pipeline, Delays Construction
Today, a federal judge ruled to revoke Nationwide Permit 12 for the Keystone XL pipeline, a key water-crossing permit needed to complete construction of the project. The ruling states that the US Army Corps violated the law by granting the permit, and that the Corps must begin formal consultations...
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Friday, April 10, 2020
Private Banks Move to Take Over Oil and Gas Industry Directly Funding Indigenous Human Rights Violations
Thursday evening Reuters reported that the four largest funders of extractive industry, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and Citigroup are preparing to set up individual companies that would directly own oil and gas assets. These companies would manage the assets until market...
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Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Seven Congressional Leaders Join 450+ Progressive Organizations to Demand People’s Bailout in Response to Coronavirus Crisis
Indigenous Environmental Network is participating in a large coalition that is developing the “Five Principles for Just COVID-19 Relief and Stimulus” initiative that is the foundation to the People’s Bailout Campaign in order to ensure that tribal and Indigenous communities are represented. Senator...
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