$10,000 to support a training for trainers and broader Native-led gathering towards building a multi-faceted South Dakota Tribes and national organizing and capacity building strategy centered on Lakota traditional practices of community building in an effort to prepare grassroots Native and non-Native communities for efforts to stop construction of the KXL pipeline if and when it moves forward.
$3,000 to support activities related to the Peoples’ Tribunal on Harvey Recovery, an event meant to uplift the first-hand accounts of Hurricane Harvey’s flooding, the impacts of climate change on the most vulnerable populations, and the status of slow, ongoing recovery efforts a year later in the Houston area, which is home to the largest concentration of petrochemical facilities, storage tanks and infrastructure in the world.
$10,000 to support Solidarity to Solutions (Sol2Sol) Week of activities as a counterpoint to the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS), explicitly addressing the urgent need to stop new fossil fuel extraction and shift away from a fossil fuel driven economy, as well as the need to center the role of Indigenous peoples and frontline communities in protecting ecologically-critical ecosystems and to address the disproportionate impacts they suffer to their health, livelihood and culture from the effects of climate change and from destructive and invasive extractive industry mega-projects.
$5,000 to support the Indigenous-led L’eau Est La Vie camps and related activities to protect water, communities and local ways of life from the Bayou Bridge pipeline in Louisiana, which would destroy over 600 wetland acres and disrupt some 700 water bodies, including the freshwater marshland of the Houma Nation and the fragile Atchafalaya Basin ecosystem.
$2,500 to support a Diné community-led Health Impact Assessment of fracking in the Tri-Chapter area of northwestern New Mexico to contribute to the development of stronger land management and public health policies, and help mobilize broad-based support for the protection of communities and the environment from the adverse impacts of the oil and gas industry.
$5,000 to support work towards healthier, more sustainable mountain communities and ending mountaintop removal coal mining in West Virginia through education & organizing, direct actions and land easements inspired Larry Gibson, the late founder and inspirational leader of Keeper of the Mountains, whose family has been able to protect their ancestral home on Kayford Mountain amidst 7,500 acres of MTR sites.
$5,000 to support the Protecting Mother Earth Conference, co-sponsored by the Indigenous Environmental Network and Indigenous Climate Action, an Indigenous-initiated, designed and led event held within the territories of the Nisqually Nation, near Olympia, Washington, for the purpose of uplifting the critical voices of those on the frontline battles against environmental injustice and climate change.
$2,500 to support grassroots and movement building and community monitoring activities to oppose oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and the proposed Bayou Bridge Pipeline, which would move fracked oil across 11 South Louisiana parishes disproportionately impacting African American communities and destroying over 600 wetland acres and disrupting some 700 water bodies, including the freshwater marshland of the Houma Nation and the fragile Atchafalaya Basin ecosystem.
$5,000 to support the Grassroots Grow Deep Indigenous Climate Justice Gathering hosted by the Cold Lake First Nation in northern Alberta, Canada, a First Nations organized and led gathering to discuss climate justice and share skills towards climate action.
$2,500 to support efforts to oppose over 6,500 acres of mountaintop removal coal mining operations on and nearby Coal River Mountain in West Virginia, utilizing an approach of intensive monitoring and public pressure to reveal a pattern of regulatory violations in order to shut down existing operations and deny new permits.