Indigenous Rights

  • Canada Consulate in Denver Met by Dozens in Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en First Nation

    March 5, 2020
    Denver, CO – A coalition of environmental and Indigenous rights groups crowd the sidewalk outside the downtown Denver Energy Center where on the 26th floor, resides the Consulate General of Canada. As part of a solidarity call-to-action, activists hope to bring awareness to the Wet’suwet’en…...
  • Activists Rally Against Chase Bank in Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en First Nation

    February 1, 2020
    Fort Collins, CO – For over seven years, TC Energy (formerly TransCanada Corp), has tried to push forward with the construction of their Coastal GasLink pipeline project, which has had strong opposition from members of the Wet’suwet’en Nation including Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs representing all five…...
  • Inaugural ‘No Uranium in Treaty Territory Summit’ Held in Rapid City

    October 8, 2019
    Rapid City, SD – The first-ever No Uranium in Treaty Territory Summit is taking place on Oglala Sioux Tribal land to alert the local public about the current fights against mining companies and to share knowledge about the extensive history of uranium mining in the…...
  • Lakota People’s Law Project Hosts Panel with Greta Thunberg & Tokata Iron Eyes

    October 6, 2019
    Pine Ridge, SD – On the evening of Sunday, October 6, the Lakota People’s Law Project hosted a climate change forum including a youth panel with Tokata Iron Eyes, who is a local Indigenous rights advocate and youth climate activist, as well as Swedish youth…...
  • EPA to Hear Public Comments in Proposed Uranium Mine in Black Hills

    October 5, 2019
    Hot Springs, SD – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding a public comment hearing on their two updated draft permits concerning the Dewey Burdock proposed in-situ recovery (ISR) uranium mine and its proposed disposal of treated uranium mining waste fluids into the Minnelusa…...
  • Hundreds Rally in Opposition to Line 3 Tar Sands Pipeline in Minnesota

    September 28, 2019
    Duluth, MN – Hundreds are gathering today along the shores of Lake Superior. The Gichi-gami (“Lake Superior” in Ojibwe) Gathering‘s goal is to bring together opponents of the Line 3 oil pipeline to express their ongoing opposition to the tar sands pipeline project. Opponents of…...
  • Passions Run High at ‘Close the Concentration Camps’ Protest

    July 22, 2019
    Aurora, CO – On Friday, July 12, 2019, more than 1,500 people participated in a protest outside the sole Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facility in the state, owned and operated by the private prison corporation GEO Group. The protesters were expressing their opposition…...
  • New Mexico Water Protectors Demand Involvement in Water Rights Agreement

    July 9, 2019
    Taos, NM – In the early morning of Thursday, March 14, 2019, local organizers and self-described water protectors with Guardians of Taos Water (GOT Water) rallied at the Midway Drill site off of Highway 64. This deep-aquifer supply water drill is one of more than…...
  • Camp Healing Souls Joins Solidarity Actions to #AbolishICE

    July 23, 2018
    Big Sandy Lake, MN – Camp Healing Souls, a Ojibwe cultural camp in northern Minnesota joined an #AbolishICE day of action on July 17, 2018. The camp organized a small flotilla of local water protectors, children, and residents to canoe across Big Sandy Lake. The…...