Partner Spotlight: Indigenous Environmental Network

IEN is an alliance of Indigenous Peoples from North and South America whose shared mission is to protect the sacredness of earth from contamination & exploitation. 

Established in 1990 within the United States, IEN was formed by grassroots Indigenous peoples and individuals to address environmental and economic justice issues (EJ). IEN’s activities include building the capacity of Indigenous communities and tribal governments to develop mechanisms to protect our sacred sites, land, water, air, natural resources, health of both our people and all living things, and to build economically sustainable communities. IEN accomplishes this by maintaining an informational clearinghouse, organizing campaigns, direct actions and public awareness, building the capacity of community and tribes to address EJ issues, development of initiatives to impact policy, and building alliances among Indigenous communities, tribes, inter-tribal and Indigenous organizations, people-of-color/ethnic organizations, faith-based and women groups, youth, labor, environmental organizations and others. IEN convenes local, regional and national meetings on environmental and economic justice issues, and provides support, resources and referral to Indigenous communities and youth throughout primarily North America – and in recent years – globally.

What Does IEN Do?

  1. Educate and empower Indigenous Peoples to develop strategies for the protection of our environment, our health, and all life forms.
  2. Protect Indigenous rights to practice cultural and spiritual beliefs.
  3. Re-affirm our traditional knowledge and respect of natural laws. 
  4. Lift current policies and create new policies with communities that affect Indigenous Peoples on a local, tribal, state, regional, national and international level.
  5. Organizes and amplifies indigenous movements and resistances across the nation. 


How to Support IEN:

Participate in the Native Nations March on DC:

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RSVP on Facebook here

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Indigenous grassroots leaders call on our allies across the United States and around the world to peacefully March on Washington DC.

We ask that you rise in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples across the world and demand that Indigenous Rights be respected. This is not about one tribe but all Native Nations.

Standing Rock and Native Peoples from across Turtle will lead a march in prayer and action in Washington D.C. on March 10th 2017.

For those who cannot march with us, we ask that you take peaceful action at home in your tribal nations, states, cities, towns, villages and provinces.

Calendar of Events:
March 7 – 9 // Native leaders and their allies will lobby in the halls of power in Washington DC on behalf of the protection of all Tribes.

March 10 // Native peoples + their allies – gathering in thousands – will gather for a March from the Mall to the White House beginning at 10am. After the march, we will gather for a rally at the Ellipse. It is here we will make our demands to the new administration.

Additional ways to participate & support: