Grassroots Native Orgs Urge Biden to Tap Rep. Haaland for Secretary of Interior

November 16, 2020 (BEMIDJI, M.N.)-Over 35 grassroots Native American organizations affiliated with the Indigenous Environmental Network sent a letter to President-elect Joe Biden advocating for New Mexico Representative Deb Haaland to be appointed Secretary of the Department of the Interior. Continue reading

Tanka Fund’s Regranting is Restoring Buffalo to Native Lands by Trudy Ecoffey

The buffalo represents the people and the universe and should always be treated with respect, for was he not here before the two-legged peoples, and is he not generous in that he gives us our homes and our food? The buffalo is wise in many things, and thus we should learn from him and should always be as a relative with him.” – Oglala Lakota holy man Black Elk in The Sacred Pipe, 1953 Continue reading

Over 60 Organizations Send Letter to Liberty Mutual Demanding the Company End its Involvement in Indigenous Rights Violations

BEMIDJI, MN – Today, a letter signed by 60 organizations addressed to David Long, the CEO of Liberty Mutual Insurance has called on the company to immediately stop insuring the Keystone XL pipeline and to meet with Indigenous leaders to hear their concerns about their involvement in its financing. Continue reading