Federal Court Blocks South Dakota Laws Suppressing Pipeline Protests

A federal court today blocked enforcement of the unconstitutional provisions of several South Dakota laws, including the recently-enacted “Riot Boosting” Act, that threaten activists who encourage or organize protests, particularly protests of the Keystone XL pipeline, with fines, civil liabilities, and/or criminal penalties of up to 25 years in prison.In granting plaintiff’s motion for a …

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 Indigenous Environment Network Responds to Forced Evacuation of DAPL Resistance Camps

Media Contacts:Jade Begay, [email protected], 505-699-4791 Nina Smith, [email protected], 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 …

The Indigenous Environmental Network Responds to Executive Orders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 24, 2017 Contacts: Jade Begay, [email protected],  505-699-4791 Diane May, [email protected], 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 …

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, [email protected] 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 …

Indigenous Environmental Network on Army Corps Statement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2016 Indigenous Environmental Network on Army Corps Statement Contacts:Dallas Goldtooth, [email protected], (507)-412-7609Jade Begay, [email protected], (505) 699-4791 Cannon Ball, ND -  In a letter to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced they have not made a final decision on whether to grant Dakota Access …

United Nation Experts Validate Standing Rock Sioux Opposition To Dakota Access Pipeline

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 23, 2016 Media Contact: Tom Goldtooth, (218) 760-0442 United Nation Experts Validate Standing Rock Sioux Opposition To Dakota Access Pipeline Cannon Ball, North Dakota (23 Sept. 2016) –   United Nations Expert, the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, released a statement yesterday calling upon the United …

TRIBAL GATHERING FACES AGGRESSIVE STATE REPRESSION AND MEDIA MANIPULATION

For Immediate Release: August 23, 2016 Contact: LaDonna Allard (CSS), [email protected], (701) 426-2064 Dallas Goldtooth (IEN), [email protected], (507) 412-7609 Tara Houska (HTE), [email protected], (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 …

Indigenous Environmental Network and Alaska Native REDOIL Respond to Obama-Trudeau Joint Statement on Climate Change

  For Immediate Release March 11, 2016 Press Contacts:Tom Goldtooth, [email protected] (218) 760-0442Faith Gemmill, [email protected] (907) 750-0188Princess Lucaj, [email protected] (907) 458-8264 Washington DC – In a joint statement released yesterday, President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised that their two countries would “play a leadership role internationally in the low carbon global economy …