Posted by on Apr 13, 2016 in Featured, Press Release

CALL TO ACTION: Army Corp of Engineers to Hold Public Meetings on the Dakota Access Pipeline

CALL TO ACTION: Army Corp of Engineers to Hold Public Meetings on the Dakota Access Pipeline

CALL TO ACTION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 12. 2016 Iyan Wakanya Gagnapi Oti: Camp of the Sacred Stones Cannonball, ND– We the land and water protectors at the Iyan Wakanya Gagnapi Oti, or Camp of the Sacred Stones who are standing in defense of Sacred Water in opposition of the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline, have learned that the Army Corp of Engineers has heeded the call of the First Nations and will have public meetings on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. We are calling on all who stand in opposition to this proposed Dakota Access pipeline, which directly threatens the water of Native communities and all surrounding communities on the Cannon Ball and Missouri River water to come and tell the Army Corp of Engineers in person why you do not want this pipeline. The issues of the propose Dakota Access Pipeline are • Direct violation of our Treaty rights in the 1851 and 1868 Fort Laramie Treaties. • Tribes still have claim on land that has not been...

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Posted by on Nov 24, 2015 in Featured, Press Release

No War, No Warming – Build an Economy for People and Planet

No War, No Warming – Build an Economy for People and Planet

No War, No Warming – Build an Economy for People and Planet Despite the ban on Protest in Paris, we will be there to raise our voices against war, racism and pollution profiteering. We stand in solidarity with the countless victims of recent violence in Paris, Beirut, and Mali, as well as their families and loved ones. The It Takes Roots to Weather the Storm delegation of over 100 frontline leaders from climate impacted communities across the US and Canada, including the Arctic, united under the slogan: No War, No Warming – Build an Economy for People and Planet. We stand against the criminalization of the defenders of Mother Earth and the illegitimate criminalization of protest, in particular during the COP21. Civil society, popular movements, indigenous movements and society in general have the right to raise their voices in dissent, especially when our futures are being negotiated. The voices of Indigenous peoples, youth, women and frontline communities need to provide guidance in these negotiations, now more than ever. Climate...

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Posted by on Nov 4, 2015 in Featured, Press Release

Indigenous Environmental Network Responds to TransCanada Request for State Dept to “Suspend” KXL Application

Indigenous Environmental Network Responds to TransCanada Request for State Dept to “Suspend” KXL Application

For Immediate Release: Nov. 3rd, 2015 Contact: Dallas Goldtooth, KXL Campaign Organizer, Indigenous Environmental Network, 708-515-6158, ienpipeline@igc.org Indigenous Environmental Network Responds to TransCanada Request for State Dept to “Suspend” KXL Application Yesterday, TransCanada corporation requested that the State Department pause its review of its tar sands Keystone XL pipeline, citing the uncertain status of the route in Nebraska. The following statement is given by Indigenous Environmental Network Executive Director, Tom Goldtooth: “We see this as a last ditch effort for the TransCanada corporation to avoid a rejection of its presidential permit application and is a clear stall strategy that hopes for a supportive President from the 2016 elections. This dirty tar sands pipeline has met immense organized resistance from the Dene and Cree First Nations and the Métis community at its source, through the traditional lands and territories of the Oceti Sakowin, also known as the Great Sioux Nation, and from the Ponca people of the southern Great Plains. The mobilization of Tribal nations and the Native grassroots and...

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Posted by on Oct 3, 2015 in Featured, Press Release

Idle No More ~ Shell Pulls Out of the Arctic

Idle No More ~ Shell Pulls Out of the Arctic

Press Statement: For Immediate Release September 30, 2015 Contact: Sweetwater Nannauck (206) 245-5621 SEATTLE, WA – We celebrate the victory of Royal Dutch Shell pulling out of the Arctic! Not only has it been a bad business decision for Shell from the very beginning but the cost of drilling impact on the environment, the traditional way of life of the indigenous people in the Arctic, the irreparable contribution to climate change and rising sea levels cannot be quantified nor justified by profit margins. In May and June 2015 Natives and non-natives in Seattle stood in unprecedented unified action honoring the indigenous stewards of the Arctic and Salish Sea. We sought spiritual guidance to bring a peaceful resolution to protect the Arctic. Thousands of people joined the ‘Save the Arctic’ movement together we can proudly tell our grandchildren we did our part, we helped make a difference for them and future generations! The Arctic has sustained sacred life for millennia. Idle No More Washington was honored to stand with front-line...

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