Lakota Youth Send Video Message To President Obama

This morning youth of the Oceti Sakowin released and delivered a video to President Obama asking him to uphold his commitment to Indigenous youth and to reject Keystone XL. The video, supported by Indigenous Environmental Network, Energy Action Coalition and NO KXL Dakota will be delivered to top tribal representatives in the White House administration.

IEN Response to EPA comments on KXL

In response to comments released today by the Environmental Protection Agency regarding the State Department’s Final Supplementary Environmental Impact Statement on the Keystone XL pipeline, Tom Goldtooth, Executive Director of the Indigenous Environmental Network, released the following statement:

South Dakotans to fight TransCanada on their own turf

 Press conference: Capitol Building sidewalk, 15 minutes after PUC hearing ends Press call: Wednesday, October 29, 11:30am CT: 866-952-7528, Passcode KXL Dakota Rural Action will be live-tweeting the PUC hearing; follow @DakotaRural Pierre, SD – The fight to stop...

Right Prescriptions

  September 19 – 23, New York: Mobilize and organize to: Stop and Prevent Planet Fever! When we, as human beings, get a fever, we immediately get worried and take action. After all, we know that if our body temperature rises 1.5ºC, let alone 2ºC [3.6 ºF] above...

During Obama Visit, Tribes Will Push for Keystone XL Rejection

 MEDIA ADVISORY June 13, 2014 Contact: Aldo Seoane, aldoseoane@gmail.com, 605-319-8151   During Obama Visit, Tribes Will Push for Keystone XL Rejection North Dakota — When President Obama and the First Lady visits the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in...

Lakota Allies Gather to Stand Their Sacred Ground

 by Natalie Hand and Kent Lebsock, Owe Aku International Justice Project (www.oweakuinternational.org) “We sought spiritual guidance and were told that the spirit of Unci Maka will awaken people to protect her. For us it has always been about protecting sacred...

Company slows uranium mining in northern Arizona

  By: Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, AZ – The only two uranium mines operating in Arizona and an associated mill in southern Utah are set to cease operations temporarily as prices for the ore decline.   Energy Fuels Resources Inc. said uranium at its Arizona...

Power Shift 2013 – Kandi Mossett

 Kandi Mossett (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara), Native Energy & Climate Campaign Organizer – Kandi was born in North Dakota and grew up in an area known today as the Fort Berthold Reservation. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of...

Tar Sands- The Undercover Reports from Rolling Stone

 A first-hand report from an anonymous worker on Canada’s controversial oil pipelines There’s something in the air in Fort McMurray, Alberta – and it’s not just fumes from the massive oil sands processing plants north of town. Spend enough time...

Fracking is Draining Local Communities (Op-Ed)

  Frances Beinecke, President, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)   |   August 24, 2013 01:48pm ET Brenda and Richard Jorgenson have farmed in the White Earth Valley of North Dakota for more than 30 years. They built a home in the valley’s sloping...

Censored EPA PA Fracking Water Contamination Presentation Published

  IEN is reposting this article from DeSmogBlog [who] obtained a copy (pdf) of an Obama Administration Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fracking groundwater contamination PowerPoint presentation describing a then-forthcoming study’s findings in Dimock,...

PA Public Health Assessment Finds Fracking Makes People Sick

 Early results from an on-the-ground, public health assessment in Washington County, PA, indicate that environmental contamination is occurring near natural gas drilling sites and is the likely cause of associated illnesses. We are alarmed by these preliminary...

Eight Hottest Environmental Battlegrounds in Indian Country

 Corporate interests have been gobbling up indigenous land and rights since contact more than 500 years ago. Today, American Indians are still fighting to maintain their stewardship and the integrity of the land. From the uranium invasion of the Grand Canyon, to...

Enbridge Spill in Viking, MN

 IEN REPORT FROM THE FRONT LINES by Marty Cobenais Viking, MN – The small northern western Minnesota town of approximately100 people was the site of the latest Alberta Canada tar sands pipeline oil spill.  Enbridge Energy made the initial report that 600...

Red Lake Members take on Enbridge Energy, one arrested

 Bemidji, MN— In a David vs. Goliath fight, David took the fight to Goliath.  At 1:05 pm, Wednesday, April 10, 2013.  Thirty people including; members of the group Nizhawendaamin Indaakiminaan (We Love Our Land), tribal members from Red Lake, members of...