Insurance companies pressured to not support oil drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Fairbanks, AK (December 2, 2020.)- The Gwich’in Steering Committee and a coalition of Indigenous and conservation organizations and investors today released a letter to international insurance companies asking that they pledge to not insure or invest in oil and gas development projects—or companies engaged in such projects—in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeastern Alaska. The coalition, composed of 77 organizations representing nearly 9 million members and more than $47 billion in assets under management. Continue reading

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