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09.22.17

There are people and organizations around the world that inspire the whole humanity. The Hrant Dink Award committee feels indebted to look for, find and greet them under the name of Inspirations. Here are this year's Inspirations:

- HombresTejedores... See More
There are human and institutions all over the world. As The Hrant Dink Award Committee, we know how to call and find them under the lights, and we salute them all. This year's lights:

There are people and organizations around the world that inspire the whole humanity. The Hrant Dink Award committee feels indebted to look for, find and greet them under the name of Inspirations. Here are this year's Inspirations:

- HombresTejedores
The patriarchal of the Chilean Claudius Castillo is the men of the community.
Men who knit, which criticizes the patriarchal social system.

- Mehmet Nasim, who won the gold medal at the paralympics.
Mehmet Nesim Öner who won a gold medal at the Paralympic games.

- to the young and the refugees.
Startblok Riekerhaven which offers opportunities for young nationals.

- the one who brought the disadvantaged youth together in Rwanda.
Future Vision Acrobat which brings together disadvantaged youth in Rwanda.

- to find new witnesses and notify the public.
Lice Seeking Justice Platform which works on finding new witnesses and on informing the public.

- U.S. immigrants who boycotted trump's immigration policy.
Immigrants in the US who organize a boycott against Trump’s refugee policies.

- Glorious Al-Aisaa, who is opposed to the roles that are imposed on women by society.
Majed Alesa who goes against the roles imposed by the society on women in his video.

- with volunteer support for the homeless.
Çorbada Tuzun Olsun Derneği which distributes soup to homeless by volunteer help.

- Victoria Emah Emah, the hope of children who lost their family due to aids.
Victoria Emah Emah bringing hope to children orphaned by AIDS.

- activists who shelter an unused home from Oxford University.
Oxford University activists who occupied a university building and turned it into a shelter for the homeless.

- it's a group of people who have been able to communicate with those who are deaf and non -
Def Rap group who connects people with and without hearing impairments.

- activists in North Dakota who resist the pipeline through the pipeline.
Activists who resist the pipeline passing through Standing Rock in North Dakota.

- Syrian women who give up hope to live in Kadin Kadina Multeci Mutfagi/ mṭbkẖ ạlnsạʾ ạllạjỷạt
Syrian women who share the hope of life in Women to Women Refugee Kitchen.
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Indigenous Environmental Network Advancing Petition to Stop Financing DAPL and Tar Sands Pipelines

Bemidji, MN – The Indigenous Environmental Network is continuing efforts to keep fossil fuels in the ground — this time calling on supporters to sign a petition calling on big banks to #DefundPipelines. The growing movement is calling on banks, investors, pension funds, and the public officials that manage public money to protect water, Indigenous rights and our climate by defunding DAPL and four proposed new tar sands pipelines. These banks have come under increasing pressure to stop financing human rights abuses and environmental destruction since the #NoDAPL struggle last year.

IEN Statement on Federal Court Ruling to Revisit DAPL Environmental Analysis

Bemidji, MN — Today, Indigenous peoples and Water Protectors marked a crucial victory in the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline. A federal judge ruled that the Army Corps of Engineers failed to complete a proper environmental examination and that the permits issued for the Dakota Access Pipeline were issued in haste. The judge ordered the agency to reconsider parts of their final environmental analysis. “This is a huge victory for the tribal nations of the Oceti Sakowin, Water Protectors around the world and for the Indigenous leaders who led organizing efforts to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Dakota Access Pipeline is Officially Operational

Bemidji, MN – Yesterday, June 1st, Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), the parent company of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) announced that DAPL is officially fully operational. This comes just a week after documents were leaked by a TigerSwan contractor revealing that Energy Transfer Partners was involved in using counterterrorist tactics on non-violent Water Protectors. What’s more is that DAPL has already had three oil spills during test runs, this adds to ETP’s already bad track record of being responsible for oil spills, yet taking very little accountability clean spills up or prevent future spills.

Indigenous Environmental Network On Exit From Paris Agreement

The Trump Administration is once again pandering to the Fossil Fuel companies with this action which ultimately sacrifices our future as Indigenous Peoples of the Arctic. We are seeing Climate Change impacts in Alaska, the permafrost is melting, the breeding patterns of our salmon are changing. We believe that for our survival we need keep 100% of the oil and gas in the Arctic in the ground instead of lifting regulatory mechanisms such as the Paris Agreements, which would give us a fighting chance.

IEN Responds to Leaked Documents Confirming Counterterrorist Tactics Were Used in Standing Rock

Bemidji, MN – Early this morning the Intercept published an article revealing leaked documents that prove Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), the parent company of the Dakota Access Pipeline, and law enforcement from five states were using counterterrorist tactics during the time the #NoDAPL camps were operating. A contractor who worked with TigerSwan, the security company hired by ETP, leaked over 100 internal documents revealing that “TigerSwan spearheaded a multifaceted private security operation characterized by sweeping and intrusive surveillance of protesters.” The documents also show that the security company compared the Water Protectors to jihadist fighters.

#NoDAPL Last Stand Call to Action!

Helen Red Feather, Wounded Knee Veteran,
Photo from Oceti Sakowin Camp
photo via Ayşe Gürsöz.

The Indigenous Coalition at Standing Rock is calling for an international day of emergency actions to disrupt business as usual and unleash a global intersectional resistance to fossil fuels and fascism. Connect with other struggles. Think long-term movement building. We are in this for the long haul.

Dept. of Army Announces Approval Of DAPL Easement, IEN Response

Cannon Ball, ND — Today the Army Corps of Engineers notified Congress that it will grant an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline in the next 24 hours, trampling a planned environmental and tribal consultation review process.

Statement from Tom Goldtooth, Executive Director of the Indigenous Environmental Network:

“Donald Trump will not build his Dakota Access Pipeline without a fight. The granting of an easement, without any environmental review or tribal consultation, is not the end of this fight — it is the new beginning. Expect mass resistance far beyond what Trump has seen so far.
The Department of Army also stated that it will waive the procedure to wait 14 days until the official easement can be granted. The Department plans to grant the easement within the next 24 hours.

The Indigenous Environmental Network Responds to Executive Orders for Approving KXL & DAPL

“The Indigenous Environmental Network is extremely alarmed with President Donald Trump’s announcement of the two Executive Orders setting the stage for approving the dirty energy pipeline projects of the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline and the Dakota Access Pipeline. “The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other Sioux Tribes, as sovereign Native nations, were never consulted by Trump or his Administration on this decision that further violates the treaty rights of the Lakota, Nakota, Dakota people. Trump is portraying his true self by joining forces with the darkness of the Black Snake pipelines crossing across the culturally and environmentally rich landscape of the prairie lands of America.

10 Banks Financing Dakota Access Pipeline Decline Meeting with Tribal Leaders

Divest DAPL, Wells Fargo, NODAPL, Water is Life, Mni WiconiDallas Goldtooth, Keep it in the Ground Organizer, Indigenous Environmental Network said: “As a movement to stop this dirty Bakken oil pipeline, we are demonstrating the inherent power of organized communities and mobilized citizens. We are showing Big Oil and government leaders that we know the power of our capital, and as such we collectively choose to invest in life and water, not death and oil. As first peoples of the land and in defense of our Indigenous rights, we will continue to rise, resist, self-determine and divest until the Dakota Access pipeline is nothing but the defeated aspirations of a Energy Transfer Partners’ dream.”

10 Indigenous and Environmental Struggles You Can Support in 2017

The places that need help most, and all ways to support them. The Black Snake is not yet dead. Far from it. The corporations behind the Dakota Access pipeline made it clear that they “fully expect to complete construction of the pipeline without any additional...

On the Anniversary of Sitting Bull’s Death, Meet His Great Great Granddaughter, Brenda White Bull

NODAPL, Water is Sacred, KeepitintheGround

Photo credit: Ayse Gursoz | Indigenous Rising Media

“Everyone has that fight in them, no matter what tribe, native, non-native. We never knew that this was going happen in Hunkpapa Lakota Territory, and it happened for a reason because I believe that this was a place that our ancestors, Sitting Bull, Black Elk, spoke about. All the generations, all the people, all of humankind, would come together one day. Those were our leaders, our ancestors, who predicted those things. They predicted the black snake that would come. It was called upon us to be here, to lead this, to lead this fight, of protecting Unci Maka, our Grandmother Earth, and to protect our Mni Wiconi, our water of life”

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