The Indigenous Environmental Network applauds the Green New Deal resolution for its vision, intention, and scope. As Indigenous peoples and Tribal nations living on the frontline of climate chaos, our communities already experience the direct impacts of climate change – and the various policies that legislate our sovereignty, our lands, and our bodies. We know we need bold solutions that meet the scale of our intersecting problems. This is why we are supporting the Green New Deal resolution, authored by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey. While it is true their resolution helps shift the national conversation around addressing the climate crisis, they are also helping to shift the national conversation away from the notion that consultation equals consent and toward the codified practice of Free, Prior, and Informed Consent with Tribal nations and communities. We are encouraged to see congressional leaders take charge to help Indigenous communities and Tribal nations protect their homelands, rights, sacred sites, waters, air, and bodies from further destruction.


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