Bemidji Main Office:
PO Box 485
Bemidji, MN 56619
Tel: (218) 751-4967
Kandi Mossett (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara – North Dakota) has emerged as a leading voice in the fight to bring visibility to the impacts that climate change and environmental injustice are having on Indigenous communities across North America. After completing her Master’s Degree in Environmental Management, Ms. Mossett began her work with IEN as the Tribal Campus Climate Challenge Coordinator, engaging with more than 30 tribal colleges to instate community based environmental programs, discuss issues of socio-ecologic injustice, and connect indigenous youth with green jobs. She currently serves as the IEN’s Lead Organizer on the Extreme Energy & Just Transition Campaign, focusing at present on creating awareness about the environmentally & socially devastating effects of hydraulic fracturing on tribal lands. Her local work is complemented by international advocacy work, including participation in several UN Forums and a testimony before the U.S. Congress on the climate issue and its links to issues of health, identity, and well being on tribal lands. Kandi’s message is: “Above all, fight to protect all life; be a voice for all those that can’t speak and never give up hope.” Always remember, “You’re not guaranteed change when you make your voice heard against injustice; but you’re guaranteed to fail if you remain silent.” Tel: 701.214.1389 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Board of Directors:
- Manual Pino (Acoma Pueblo) – Manny is a founding member of Laguna-Acoma for a Safe Environment, a community-based, tribal organization working on uranium contamination issues in Pueblo communities in New Mexico. He is also an instructor in and Director of the Tribal Development Program at Scottsdale Community College in Arizona.
- Bineshi Albert (Euchee and Ojibwe) – Bineshi is a founding member of the IEN Youth Program, and currently serves as the Northwest/West Field Organizer for Center for Community Change, which aims to establish and develop community organizations across the country, bring attention to major national issues related to poverty, and help insure that government programs are responsive to community needs.
- Sayo’: kla Kindness (Oneida) – Sayo’kla is the former Mining Campaign Organizer for IEN.