$2,500 to support an important Keystone XL pipeline opposition strategy to slow down the ongoing application process through appeals and challenging permits to help change the narrative that the pipeline is inevitable, specifically focusing on challenging state water rights permits in South Dakota, while also continuing to help build the local grassroots opposition to KXL despite a hostile political environment.
$5,000 to support the Skoden Action Camp, gathering 44 Indigenous participants, as well as about 30 Indigenous trainers and staff, representing about 65 Tribes/Bands/Nations and 32 communities from across North America to come together for four days to learn skills, meet one another, and find out how best to collaborate and support collective struggles to protect their homelands and cultures, including efforts to stop pipeline construction and keep fossil fuels underground.
$10,000 to support the Indigenous Tar Sands Summit, an Indigenous-led gathering to focus on collective strategies across borders and territories to build the resistance against the tar sand industry and to build relationships between communities at the source of extraction, along the pipeline routes and at the refineries of tar sands. This grant is helping support travel costs for Indigenous participants from the Great Lakes & Gulf Coast, as well as supporting Indigenous Environmental Network directly for the overall work regarding coordination and logistics support for the event.
$26,950 to support a week-long Indigenous Tar Sands Strategy Summit to be held on Cold Lake First Nation territory in Alberta, Canada. The Summit will be an Indigenous-led and Indigenous only gathering to focus on collective strategies across borders and territories to build the resistance against the tar sand industry and to build relationships between communities at the source of extraction, along the pipeline routes and at the refineries of tar sands.
$3,000 to support ongoing community organizing related to the proposed Rio Grande Valley export terminals led by Carrizo/Comecrudo Tribe, which has already been impacted by pollution from fracking flares, disposal wells and other fossil fuel infrastructure and would lose historical and sacred sites of great cultural and archaeological importance if the terminals are built. Part of this grant also supported the Carrizo Comecrudo Tribunal of Human Rights in partnership with the Gulf South for Green New Deal Initiative, which was held remotely due to Covid-19 with more than 400 participants on Zoom and more than 7,000 listeners over Facebook.
$2,250 to support a delegation of frontline Indigenous women leaders to Toronto to speak out to provide critical inputs to the Equator Principles revision process and to demand that there is meaningful and thorough action taken to ensure that member banks exercise due diligence in investments regarding Indigenous and human rights and climate impacts.
$5,000 to support logistics for Indigenous women-led trainings, community outreach and education, and relationship building within the broader movement against fossil fuels, as part of growing efforts to oppose Calgary-based energy giant Enbridge’s 1,000-mile Line 3 tar sands pipeline project.
$6,000 to support the Keepers of the Water Annual Gathering to ensure that ongoing communication is occurring and supported in Indigenous communities in Alberta about fossil fuel extraction, water, traditional knowledge and how to move forward to address these interconnected issues.
$4,000 to support efforts to stop the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), a 300-mile-long, 42-inch diameter fracked gas pipeline currently under construction in West Virginia and Virginia that would contribute to annual greenhouse gas emissions of almost 90 million metric tons, but which local opposition has currently delayed by more than a year in various sensitive areas including National Forests and water crossings.
$2,500 to support the Climate Justice Alliance Member Convening, bringing together grassroots and frontline community members to collectively build alignment and relationships, strengthen collective practices, and adapt CJA’s strategic plans to advance climate justice through 2020 and beyond grounded in a holistic, intersectional framework.