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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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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Monday, November 14, 2016
Thousands Will Join Actions on Tuesday to Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline
WHAT : A national day of action at President Obama’s Army Corps of Engineers offices to call for permanent rejection of the Dakota Access Pipeline under the threat of a Trump presidency. This call to action from Indigenous leaders in Standing Rock is in response to increased violent repression from...
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Friday, October 28, 2016
Police from 5 States Escalate Violence, Shoot Horses to Clear 1851 Treaty Camp
At approximately 11am, over 300 police officers in riot gear, on 8 ATVs, 5 armored vehicles, 2 helicopters, and numerous military-grade humvees showed up north of the newly formed frontline camp just east of Highway 1806. The 1851 Treaty Camp was set up directly in the path of the pipeline, on land...
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Monday, October 10, 2016
The Indigenous Environmental Network Responds to U.S. Court of Appeals Injunction Denial to Halt DAPL Construction within 20 Miles of Missouri River
The U.S. Court of Appeals Sunday night rejected the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s request for a temporary injunction to halt construction of the Dakota Access pipeline thru traditional unceded Oceti Sakowin treaty lands near the Missouri River. The three-judge panel issued its decision Sunday after...
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Indigenous Women Leaders of Dakota Access Pipeline Resistance to Speak Out For Protection of Earth and Water
Women of the Standing Rock Sioux people and Indigenous women allies from across North America (Turtle Island) stand on the front-line of ongoing actions to halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline and protect land, water, community, sacred sites and lifeways. The women protectors stand for...
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Thursday, August 25, 2016
Environmental, Tribal, Landowner Groups Urge President Obama to Repeal Permits for Dakota Access Pipeline
Leading national and local environmental, tribal, and landowners’ rights organizations sent a letter to President Obama today expressing concern about the Army Corps of Engineers’ approval of some of the permits for the Dakota Access pipeline and urging him to direct the Corps to repeal those...
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