$5,000 to support a ‘Pipelines to Plastics’ campaign, including toxic tours and other grassroots activities, opposing ExxonMobil’s planned $10 billion ethane cracker plant near Corpus Christi, Texas, which would export plastic products to the world and produce significant methane emissions, courtesy of fracked gas from West and South Texas.
$2,500 to support a POC and Native-led youth delegation to attend the World Bank Annual Meetings in Washington, D.C. to organize, educate, and advocate for climate justice and pressure the Bank to pass policies in line with the 1.5ºC goal, including measurable commitments to stop the financing of all fossil fuels and fossil fuel related industries and scaling up investments in distributed renewable energy.
$10,000 to support the Indigenous Just Transition Assembly, including travel support for Indigenous grassroots leaders to attend the regional gathering that will build alignment and provide collaborative opportunities to strategize for Indigenous communities engaged in efforts to stop fossil fuel expansion across North America and to support peer-based learning of Just Transition efforts and frontline community place-based solutions.
$10,000 to support two separate but interrelated actions to build the movement to stop the Line 3 pipeline, which if completed would enable the emission of as many greenhouse gasses as 50 new coal plants. The Gichi-gami Gathering to Stop Line 3 is roughly 1,000 person mass mobilization in Duluth, Minnesota and the Frontline March to Stop Line 3 and Protect the Sacred will be led by frontline partners and take place on Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
$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.