North American indigenous communities face both acute and chronic challenges resulting from environmental degradation. In response to the systemic and intentional targeting of indigenous lands and communities for environmentally-destructive industrial projects such as mines, hazardous waste facilities, oil refineries and coal-fired power plants, the indigenous environmental justice movement – a grassroots-led movement with national impact – has arisen within the past several decades to demand sustainability and equity.
WEA’s North America Program links our Advocacy Network of pro bono legal, policy and business advocates nationwide with indigenous women leading grassroots environmental campaigns in North America.
This November, WEA will host its first ever Advocacy Training, “Building Capacity for Strategic Collaboration on Indigenous Environmental Justice.” In solidarity, leaders in environmental and indigenous advocacy will come together to:
Learn :: Hear from leading activists and advocates on best practices for protecting land and health, and advancing renewable energy on Indigenous land.Connect :: Build a community of collaboration with the rapid response WEA Advocacy Network and long-term Working Groups.Act :: Map advocacy strategies using proven and emerging tools.
Be sure to check back with us as we get closer to November, and in the mean time, click here for more information!