Gov’t Says Releasing Reports On Dakota Pipeline Spill Would ‘Endanger Peoples’ Lives

  Chris White 2:11 PM 04/26/2017 Releasing information about a possible Dakota Access Pipeline spill could pose a serious threat to local citizens, according to the agency responsible for approving the contentious oil project. Army Corps of Engineers rejected a Freedom of Information request earlier this month for the assessment report on potential environmental impact …

Sheriff Who Met DAPL Opponents With Brute Force Now Advising Other Law Enforcement

  Nebraska officials are reportedly preparing for what they expect will be massive protests against the Keystone XL pipeline by Lauren McCauley, staff writer Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier, made infamous for leading his department in brutal confrontations with opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline, is reportedly advising other law enforcement on how to deal …

April 28th is the Day to Hold the Red Line! Will you join us as we hold Mother Earth’s Red Line?

  April 28th is the Day to Hold the Red Line! Will you join us as we hold Mother Earth’s Red Line? The Indigenous Environmental Network is standing on the frontline of Climate Justice with All Nations to denounce the three evils that Martin Luther King called out in his iconic Beyond Vietnam speech 50 …

The Challenge to the Dakota Access Pipeline Isn’t Over: Cheyenne River Sioux Take Battle to Court

Posted on Mar 25, 2017 By Emma Niles Harold C. Frazier, chairman of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, outside a federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., in late February. (Cliff Owen / AP) The camps once occupied by self-named “water protectors” in the fight against the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) have been cleared out, but the …

Bless The Water around the World on March 22 for World Water Day

  Join us on World Water Day in a Global Prayer for Water Join us as we come together to Bless The Water around the World on March 22 for World Water Day.Gather at your local water source, or home, and place good intentions and prayers into the water. Let’s stand in solidarity with the …

Dakota protesters regroup, plot resistance to other pipelines

Sat Feb 25, 2017 By Terray Sylvester | CANNON BALL, N.D. Opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline who were pushed out of their protest camp this week have vowed to keep up efforts to stop the multibillion-dollar project and take the fight to other pipelines as well. The Oceti Sakowin camp in Cannon Ball, North …

The Indigenous Environment Network Responds to Forced Evacuation of DAPL Resistance Camps

Media Contacts:Jade Begay, jade@ienearth.org, 505-699-4791 Nina Smith, nina@megaphonestrategies.com, 301-717-9006 We apologize for incorrectly identifying 7th Generation Camp as Four Bands camp and have made the correction in the text below. CANNON BALL, N.D.-- At  2 pm CT on February 22, 2017, water protectors at the Oceti Sakowin camp were evicted by the Army Corps of …

Tuesday February 7, the US Army Corps gave notice of intent to grant the final easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline

Rise With Standing Rock and Indigenous Resistance Yesterday, Tuesday February 7, the US Army Corps gave notice of intent to grant the final easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross the Mni Sose (Missouri River).  They are skipping the Environmental Impact Study ordered in December, and skipping the congressional notification period required by law …

Global Coalition Stages Protests and Bank Closures Across Mother Earth to Defund Dakota Access Pipeline

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 3, 2017 CONTACT:For inquiries to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, contact Nick Pelosi, Director Corporate Engagement, First Peoples Worldwide, standingrockdapl@gmail.com, 540-899-6545 For inquiries to the Indigenous Coalition at Standing Rock, contact Tara Houska, National Campaign Director, Honor the Earth, tara@honortheearth.org, 612-226-9404 For inquiries about the week of action and event logistics …

‘The Dakota Access pipeline is becoming a litmus test for all banks involved’

With the Trump administration making clear its intent to push forward the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) regardless of widespread opposition, campaigners are ramping up their call for the project's financial backers to pull their support. "If money rules the day then we will bring compassion to our capital by divesting."—Chase Iron Eyes, Lakota People's Law …

Wells Fargo Issues Statement in Response to Dakota Access Pipeline Protests

Ryan Burns / Monday, Jan. 30 PREVIOUSLY: Activists March on Arcata Wells Fargo in Protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline Press release from Wells Fargo: Wells Fargo understands the social and environmental concerns associated with projects such as the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). As a company committed to environmental sustainability and human rights, we respect …

The Indigenous Environmental Network Responds to Executive Orders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 24, 2017 Contacts: Jade Begay, jade@ienearth.org,  505-699-4791 Diane May, diane@megaphonestrategies.com, 317-292-2922 The Indigenous Environmental Network Responds to Executive Orders for Approving KXL & DAPL Washington D.C. - At approximately 11am EST, President Trump signed five executive actions, two of which will advance construction of the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access …

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reacts to Trump’s executive orders to advance construction of DAPL

CANNON BALL, N.D. - The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe issued the following statement Tuesday after President Trump signed executive orders to advance construction of the Dakota Access and Keystone XL Pipelines. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe said Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s executive action towards an approval of an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline …

CREDO Statement on KXL and DAPL Executive Orders

  For Immediate Release Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 10:30am Credo Action Contact:  Email: citizenaction@credoaction.com CREDO Staetment on KXL and DAPL Executive Orders WASHINGTON - CREDO released the statement below in response to reports that Pres. Trump plans to sign executive orders to advance construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines: “President Trump …

Banks Financing Dakota Access Pipeline Decline Meeting with Tribal Leaders

One month after the pipeline was effectively put “on hold” by the Army Corps of Engineers, major commercial banks are still banking on the project — and losing thousands of customers a week as a result. Standing Rock, ND – For the last six weeks, a global coalition has been pressuring banks providing project loans …

ACTION ON JANUARY 28th TO CARRY THE PRAYER FROM STANDING ROCK TO BANKS WORLDWIDE

Dear Global Family, Thank you for your commitment to our collective future. Standing Rock is still standing strong through freezing temperatures, bravely holding the prayer for our water, our earth and our children's future - And they need our help. YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN A GLOBAL SYNCHRONIZED PRAYER ACTION ON JANUARY 28th TO CARRY …

Leonard Peltier Denied Clemency by Obama

  The Office of the Pardon Attorney has announced President Obama has denied clemency to imprisoned Native American activist Leonard Peltier. Peltier is a former member of the American Indian Movement who was convicted of killing two FBI agents during a shootout on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in 1975. He has long maintained …

Executive Clemency for Leonard Peltier

This post was taken from Ruth Hopkins on Twitter this afternoon.  It is a copy of a letter sent from the Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota requesting Clemency by President Obama before he leaves office. Please share far and wide and make your own request for Leonard Peltier's clemency and read about the case …

We must defend the victory at Standing Rock

We must defend the victory at Standing Rock Call Now Indigenous water protectors last month secured a major win for Standing Rock. Your actions helped. The Army Corps of Engineers was convinced to halt the Dakota Access Pipeline and conduct an Environmental Impact Statement review.We need to stand with Standing Rock to ensure that the …

Wishing you a blessed Solstice from Standing Rock!

We are still standing strong in our prayer at Standing Rock. While the winter has laid a blanket upon the sacred lands of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation and many Water Protectors have returned home to reunite with family for the holidays, a beautiful unification is occurring with those who remain to protect our water …

Following blizzard-like conditions and plummeting temperatures at Standing Rock, Chairman David Archambault released a letter…

December 8, 2016 Indigenous Environmental Network Responds to Chairman Archambault’s Ask for Water Protectors to Return Home and Comments on the Fight Ahead Press Contact: Jade Begay, 505-699-4791, jade@ienearth.org December 8, 2016 [Cannon Ball, ND] - Following blizzard-like conditions and plummeting temperatures at Standing Rock, Chairman David Archambault released a letter respectfully asking visiting Water …

The US Army Corps of Engineers will not grant permission for the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross Lake Oahe

  "The Department of the Army will not approve an easement that would allow the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota," said a statement on the US Army website, citing the Assistant Secretary for Civil Works, Jo-Ellen Darcy. According to Darcy, it was “clear” they needed to address concerns …

U.S. veterans to form human shield at Dakota pipeline protest

By Terray Sylvester | CANNON BALL, N.D. More than 2,000 U.S. military veterans plan to form a human shield to protect protesters of a pipeline project near a Native American reservation in North Dakota, organizers said, just ahead of a federal deadline for activists to leave the camp they have been occupying. It comes as …

Army Corps Threatens to Close Oceti Sakowin Camp on December 5th

                    SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2016 Army Corps Threatens to Close Oceti Sakowin Camp on December 5th Contacts: Dallas Goldtooth, dallas@ienearth.org, (507)-412-7609Jade Begay, jade@ienearth.org, (505)-699-4791 Cannon Ball, ND - Today Colonel John W. Henderson of the United States Army Corps sent a letter to Dave Archambault II, …

Sophia Wilansky was airlifted after being critically injured by a concussion grenade at Standing Rock, ND

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 22, 2016 Contacts:Marla Marcum 781-475-0996, marla.marcum@gmail.com; Tim DeChristopher 801-362-6941, tim.dechristopher@gmail.com   Boston, MA -- Among the Spectra pipeline resisters scheduled to appear in West Roxbury District Court today is 22 year old Sophia Wilansky.  Sophia is one of the Mass Grave 6 defendants, along with Karenna Gore, daughter of former vice-president …

TRIBAL GATHERING FACES AGGRESSIVE STATE REPRESSION AND MEDIA MANIPULATION

For Immediate Release: August 23, 2016 Contact: LaDonna Allard (CSS), ladonnabrave1@aol.com, (701) 426-2064 Dallas Goldtooth (IEN), dallas@ienearth.org, (507) 412-7609 Tara Houska (HTE), tara@honorearth.org, (612) 226-9404 The historic gathering of tribes from across the continent in opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline continues in the face of aggressive state repression and media manipulation.  Last Friday, Governor …